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Studs and Duds for Ravens from Sunday's loss to Patriots


CB Lardarius Webb
The Ravens were bad on offense. They were uncharacteristically bad on special teams. And they couldn't stop the run on defense. But they did do well against New Patriots quarterback Tom Brady after the first quarter, and Webb was a big part of that. Brady was just 8 of 18 for 96 yards after the first quarter. Webb also had a key tackle to force a fourth down while the game was still within reach early in the fourth quarter.


TE Ed Dickson
Dickson was one of the only players on offense that didn't stick out in a negative way at some point Sunday. He did also make some good catches. Fellow tight end Dennis Pitta was a relative non-factor. So were the Ravens' wide receivers. And Dickson actually tied for the team lead with four catches, at least three of which were contested. The offense as a whole was awful, though.
Honorable Mention: DL Arthur Jones



QB Joe Flacco
Flacco played better in the second half, but he even admitted afterward that he had a bad game. He had the knee injury coming in and played with a brace on his injured left knee, but he said neither the injury or the brace was a factor in his struggles. He completed just one of his first five passes and finished just 22 of 38 with no touchdown passes and two interceptions.

WR Torrey Smith
Smith was invisible for a half and was unable to bring in a catchable pass late that could have maybe changed the game. At that point, the Ravens were down just 20-7 with seven minutes still left. Had Smith made that catch, which would have resulted in around a 30-yard gain, Baltimore would have had the ball around New England's 20-yard line. Instead, the Ravens turned the ball over on downs three plays later, and the game eventually got out of hand.