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Demaryius Thomas: A+
Thomas started out the game slowly, but turned it on after halftime. Manning only targeted Thomas four times in the first half which resulted in two receptions. In the second half, Thomas was targeted seven times which turned into three catches and two touchdowns.
His 78-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter was the final nail in the coffin for the Ravens. Thomas took a short pass and turned it into a huge gain with his elite speed. He showed why he's one of the more exciting receivers in the game today.
Thomas finished the game with five catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns.
Wes Welker: A
The Ravens were paying a lot of defensive attention to Thomas early in this game. That left Welker open on most plays and Manning made them pay.
Welker showed instant chemistry with his new quarterback in the season opener. He was tough to cover and constantly getting open on underneath routes.
He would have earned an "A+" from me had it not been for one blemish on the night. Welker muffed a punt return which allowed the Ravens to get an easy touchdown in the second quarter.
Welker was targeted 11 times by Manning and finished with nine catches for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Eric Decker: D
Decker is a quality player, but the season opener was not his best game. He finished with only two catches for 32 yards against the Ravens.
He was targeted seven times on the night, but recorded three drops, including one in the end zone. Decker also drew an offensive pass-interference penalty.
I'm fairly confident he'll bounce back and earn a better grade next week.
Andre Caldwell: B
Caldwell was only on the field for three snaps, but he made them count. He was able to slip by the defense down the left sideline and haul in a 28-yard touchdown pass from Manning. Caldwell would have earned an "A" had he caught the ball cleanly. He bobbled it a bit, but secured it for six points.