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QUARTERBACK: A

Is Joe Flacco elite? He looked like it Sunday night, and really he's looked like it ever since the latter part of December. He started somewhat slow Sunday - completing just one of his first six pass attempts - but, from there, he completed 20 of his next 28 attempts for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

RUNNING BACK: A

Bernard Pierce battled through a knee injury to produce 52 yards on nine carries. Ray Rice was limited to 48 yards on 19 carries, but he scored a 2-yard touchdown in the first half and had three catches for 22 yards.

WIDE RECEIVERS/TIGHT ENDS: A

Anquan Boldin, Torrey Smith and Dennis Pitta combined for 14 catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Boldin was held without a catch in the first half, but he had five catches for 60 yards and two scores in the second half.

OFFENSIVE LINE: B

The Patriots had two sacks, but their pass rush was otherwise neutralized for the most part. New England Pro Bowl defensive tackle Vince Wilfork was a non-factor and finished with just one tackle.

DEFENSIVE LINE: B

Haloti Ngata was active against the run, finishing with four tackles, and nose tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu had probably his best game of the season. Patriots running back Stevan Ridley averaged just 3.9 yards per carry.

LINEBACKERS: B

Ray Lewis had a team-high 14 total tackles, Terrell Suggs had seven stops and Dannell Ellerbe had a key interception midway through the fourth quarter.

SECONDARY: B

Tom Brady threw for 320 yards, but he was limited to just one touchdown pass. Safety Bernard Pollard was a physical presence in both the run and the pass game and had a critical forced fumble in the second half.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C

Jacoby Jones was limited on both kick and punt returns while Wes Welker had some success on punts returns for New England.

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