Ravens - 28
Patriots - 13
This was a flawlessly executed game by the Ravens coaching staff and players, alike. They came in with a solid game plan, stuck to it and left victorious.
This is the second straight week that the Ravens have come into a playoff game as severe underdogs in a hostile environment and came away with a win. These Ravens certainly need to be accounted for as they enter the Super Bowl with such momentum.
This year, we will witness the "Harbaugh Bowl" as brothers Jim and John will go head to head in New Orleans. Look for another exciting game for the Ravens in two weeks as they try to hoist the Lombardi Trophy for the first time since 2000.
Grades for players and positional units are based upon the criteria listed below:
An "A" grade is granted to a player who far surpasses the expectations set out for him during the game. This player will absolutely be a key factor to the success of his team.
A "B" grade will be given to a player who plays at an above-average level and contributes throughout the game with very few mistakes.
A "C" grade is handed to a player who has an average game. He may not put up gaudy numbers or be a major contributor, but he will not be the main cause for certain team failures.
A "D" grade will be granted to a player who plays below his ability level. This player would have seen better days on the field and would most likely want a do-over for his performance.
An "F" grade will stick to a player who fails at all levels during a game. He may even be one key factor to a team's struggles, or even its loss.