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Mike Preston Grades The Ravens Turkey Day Win Over The Hated Steelers

Mike Preston writes a column for the Baltimore Sun in the sports section.

Every week Mike grades the Ravens performance, and here are his grades for the Ravens 22-20 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mike Preston's Report Card

Courtesy of the Baltimore Sun:

Quarterback: A

Joe Flacco had one of his best games. The most impressive part was his footwork in the pocket. Grade: A

Running backs: C+

The Ravens didn’t run for a lot of yardage, but both Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce ran hard. Grade: C+

Receivers: B

Pittsburgh has given up a lot of big plays this season and the Ravens took advantage of the cornerbacks, particularly Ike “Not So Tough Guy” Taylor. Grade: B

Defensive line: C

The entire defense played with a lot of intensity. Haloti Ngata and Arthur Jones were dominant up front for three quarters and got solid relief from backup Pernell McPhee. Grade C

Special teams: A

Returner Jacoby Jones has become effective again, so much that the Steelers started kicking away from him in the fourth quarter. Jones is instant offense. Grade: A

Coaching: B

The Ravens started off the game and played with great intensity. Head coach John Harbaugh had his team ready to play. Grade: B

Read Preston’s Full Grades at the Baltimore Sun

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