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Overall Grade: F
Good lord—how bad can one unit be? Especially with names like Leon Hall, Nate Clements and Terence Newman.
Joe Flacco shined tonight against this pathetic squad of NFL players—yes, they actually are NFL players.
Leon Hall did not look like himself, which isn't totally unexpected, but for him to come back looking that weak was rough to watch. Newman was basically a non-factor and Taylor Mays continued to make stupid plays because he doesn't know how to play football.
And then there's Nate Clements. I've got plenty of respect for what Clements has done—for the Bills and 49ers. In Cincinnati, he's been a waste and continued to be one tonight.
Line him up against Kevin Zeitler, and I'm betting Zeitler beats him. Clements is old, past his prime and can't guard anyone. He was outrun by everyone all night and then showed his carelessness by committing a blatant pass interference in the end zone.
If anything is going to kill this team, it will be the secondary.