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Ravens players of the game from Sunday

The top performers from today's win over the Panthers.

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Joe Flacco

Flacco was incredible today, going 22-of-31 for three touchdowns and no interceptions. The last time Flacco threw three touchdowns was in Week 14 of 2013 against the Vikings, and that wasn't nearly as good of a three-touchdown game as it was today.

Steve Smith

Smith is continuing to look like the steal of the offseason, catching seven passes for 139 yards and 2 Touchdowns.

Offensive line

James Hurst did a great job today against what will most likely be the toughest opponent he'll have to face during Eugene Monroe's absence. But for Joe to go three whole games without a sack and for the Ravens to have over 100 rushing yards during that span is a credit to the entire offensive line.

Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro

The runningbacks combined to rush 29 times for 124 yards and 2 Touchdowns,which gives the Ravens 517 rushing yards and 4 Touchdowns for the season.

Owen Daniels, Kyle Juszczyk, and Marlon Brown

The three combined to catch seven out of the nine passes thrown their way for 82 yards, which provides some hope that they can make up for the loss of Pitta.

Defensive line

The defensive line held the Panthers to 67 yards, forced a fumble at the Panthers 49, and pressured Cam Newton all day as well as sacking him twice and hitting him seven times.

The secondary

Despite missing Lardarius Webb, the Ravens secondary held Cam Newton to 14-of-25 for 179 yards and 1 Touchdown.

Special teams

On his only punt Sam Koch was able to pin the Panthers deep in their own territory (He should probably bring something to keep himself occupied with, the Ravens have only punted eight times this season.) The Ravens also stopped the Panthers lone kickoff return at the 17 and on the day the Panthers never had better field position than their own 20. The one problem that can be pointed out on Special Teams is Jacoby Jones' lackluster performance as a return man.

Player Of The Game: Steve Smith. Joe Flacco had his best day as a passer since Super Bowl XLVII, but Steve Smith is playing like the youngest 35 year old ever right now.