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By Matt Zenitz

Times Staff Writer

QUARTERBACK: B

Joe Flacco missed on an early deep ball, and had two turnovers during the second half, but was otherwise solid. He finished 16-of-21 for 187 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

RUNNING BACK: A

Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce combined for 174 yards and a touchdown against the NFL's fourth-ranked rush defense. The two also combined for five catches, including an 11-yard catch-and-run by Pierce that set up Rice's 1-yard scoring run late in the fourth quarter.

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS: B-plus

The Ravens threw only 21 times, but Anquan Boldin (78 catches, two touchdowns) and Dennis Pitta (46 yards, one touchdown) combined for 124 yards and three scores. All three touchdowns came during the first half.

OFFENSIVE LINE: C-plus

This unit paved the way for Rice and Pierce to average more than six yards per carry, but yielded two sacks as well a pressure that led to Flacco's second half interception.

DEFENSIVE LINE: C

Haloti Ngata was active (five tackles, two quarterback hurries) and Arthur Jones tallied four tackles and a sack a half, but this group as a whole struggled in the running game, especially during the first half.

LINEBACKERS: C

Jameel McClain had eight tackles prior to leaving during the second half, and reserves Brendon Ayanbadejo (seven tackles) and Josh Bynes (five tackles) both made some plays, but this unit was plagued by missed tackles that helped lead to big gains for Washington running back Alfred Morris.

SECONDARY: C

Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin completed eight passes of 17 yards or longer, including a 22-yarder to Pierce Garcon that helped set up Kirk Cousins' game-tying scoring pass to Garcon late in the fourth quarter.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C

Jacoby Jones averaged 29 yards per kick return, but Baltimore's punt coverage team surrendered a crucial 64-yard punt return during overtime that led to Kai Forbath's game-winning field goal.

Reach staff writer Matt Zenitz at 410-857-7896 or matt.zenitz@carrollcountytimes.com. Follow him on Twitter @mzenitz.

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