MVP: Joe Flacco
This elite quarterback dominated the Bills’ defense with throws to his tight ends, running backs and new receivers. Flacco left the game midway through the third quarter with a statline of: 25/34, 73.5%, 236 yards, 3 TDs, 1 sack, 121.7 QBRating. Who knew pairing Joe with NFL-caliber receivers would work?
Michael Crabtree — Two bad drops but made up with a toe-tapping touchdown. Overall, a solid day by Crab.
John Brown — He’s not just a deep threat. He’s a touchdown-scoring machine.
Willie Snead IV — Scored the hat-trick for Joe and caught a couple more passes.
Nick Boyle — The first drive featured three catches by Boyle for forty yards. Solid performance by the Delaware product.
Justin Tucker — Two field goals on this rain-soaked turf and notching four more PATs. Tuck stays perfect.
Za’Darius Smith — Week 1 in a contract year and the pass-rushing linebacker notches two sacks.
Tavon Young — The nickel cornerback returned with two sacks! Great work by the slot corner.
Terrell Suggs — He would not be denied. Great pressures and a single sack added to his incredible total.
Tim Williams — A redzone sack by the sophomore linebacker. He looked sharp in the preseason and it is transferring to live play.
Brandon Carr — A great pick and he nearly took it to the house afterwards.
Tony Jefferson — An easy pick fell into his arms and the safeties didn’t allow anything deep all day.
Sam Koch — This man laughs in the face of mother nature as his punts flipped the field every time, including a 63-yard bomb.
Marlon Humphrey — With Jimmy Smith out, the Ravens needed the sophomore to step up. He did so, producing back-to-back pass breakups.
Kenneth Dixon — A decent performance by Dixon in garbage time. He demonstrated his tackle-breaking ability and the moves which we all love to see when he’s healthy. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury before the game ended. Hopefully it is nothing serious.
Alex Collins — Not a good game for the starting tailback as he finished with only seven carries for 13 yards and a lost fumble. He did score a touchdown, though. Thankfully, the game plan didn’t need more rushing attack with Flacco’s stellar performance.
Janarion Grant — It’s a terribly rainy day, but you can’t fumble the football. Ball security is vital.