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Quarterback:

B

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Joe Flacco played well in brutal conditions. He had two long passes, a 66-yard touchdown to Jacoby Jones and a beautiful 60-yard throw to Torrey Smith. His best play may have come when the New York Jets nearly enveloped him, but he escaped and threw a 12-yarder to Dallas Clark.

Running backs:

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D

Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce ran for just 30 yards each. Backup QB Tyrod Taylor's 17-yarder was the team's long gain.

Receivers:

A

Jacoby Jones caught the 66-yard TD, Smith that 60-yarder, and with Dennis Pitta nearing his return, it was nice to see Ed Dickson catch three for 55 yards.

Offensive line:

B-

Coach John Harbaugh said they played well. Flacco was sacked four more times, but the Jets' defense is very good. They gave Flacco more time than he's had much of the season.

Defensive line:

B

Other than being flummoxed by the wildcat on New York's only scoring drive, they played well. The Jets don't have much of a running game, but the line made sure they couldn't run against it.

Linebackers:

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A-

A very solid and understated game. Elvis Dumervil and Daryl Smith each had a sack.

Defensive backs:

A

Jets quarterback Geno Smith did nothing. Corey Graham had two interceptions, and the New York wideouts were never a threat.

Special teams:

B+

Helped by the wind, Sam Koch averaged nearly 46 yards and had a 64-yarder. Justin Tucker made four field goals, giving him 22 straight, including a season-long 53-yarder. For years, Josh Cribbs tormented the Ravens when he was with Cleveland. He did have some decent returns.

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