Baltimore Ravens' report card

Quarterback: C-minus Joe Flacco threw a critical interception in the fourth quarter, one of two picks tossed by the rookie as he telegraphed his intentions when chased outside the pocket. He completed 17 of 28 passes for 153 yards and no touchdowns for a 50.4 quarterback rating, but needs to learn when to throw it away or take a sack.

Running backs: B-minus

The Ravens ran the football 38 times for 132 yards as Willis McGahee and Le'Ron McClain grinded out tough yards. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron probably should have called their number even more because they were effective against one of the league's best defenses.

Receivers: C

They did a solid job of creating separation and catching the ball as the ball was distributed more evenly than usual. The downfield blocking could have been made a bit more of an impact in a few situations.

Offensive line: B-minus

Against a fearsome front four that entered the game with 15 sacks for the second-most in the NFL, they didn't allow a sack and paved a path for the running game even after starting right tackle Adam Terry injured his right knee.

Defensive line: B-minus

They played a major role in shutting down the Titans' running game, limiting speedy rookie Chris Johnson to 44 yards on 18 carries for a 2.4 average and stuffing LenDale White for four yards on three carries. They also kept blockers off the linebackers, so they could flow to the football.

Linebackers: B-minus BR>
Inside linebackers Ray Lewis and Bart Scott delivered some intimidating tackles. Lewis and Jarret Johnson had seven and six tackles, respectively. Terrell Suggs, who was flagged for a controversial personal foul that sparked the Titans' game-winning drive, had three tackles, one for a loss.

Secondary: C-plus

Although they intercepted Kerry Collins twice and held him to a 52.0 quarterback rating, they faltered when it counted the most as he led the Titans on a long drive capped by his touchdown pass to tight end Alge Crumpler to win the game.

Special teams: D-minus

Kicker Matt Stover missed a 45-yard kick wide right at the end of the first half. They allowed a 33-yard punt return to Chris Carr and two kickoff returns for a total of 77 yards for a 38.5 average. The Ravens' return game wasn't a factor.


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