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Torrey Smith: A-
Stats: 7 REC over 85 YDS
The stats indicate that Torrey Smith had a pretty good game. What they don't show you is that Smith was the only good thing going on offense for the first half.
He was matched up against Joe Haden for the whole game. Haden is a shutdown cornerback, and just last week he held Mike Wallace to one catch over 15 yards.
In this game, Smith proved that he is a complete wide receiver. His longest reception was 27 yards, and he made all of his plays on intermediate routes. He ran his routes exceptionally well, gaining separation from Haden utilizing his route tree instead of his blazing speed.
He was the receiver that Joe Flacco looked toward, and he delivered the goods despite having one of the NFL's best young corners guarding him.
Marlon Brown: B+
Stats: 4 REC over 45 YDS, 1 TD
Marlon Brown may just be the biggest X-factor for the 2013 season. So far, he has been magnificent and has greatly exceeded the expectations bestowed on an undrafted rookie.
He's only getting better, and has developed a good rapport with Flacco so far. Standing at 6'5", Brown has the size to be a red-zone target, and Flacco has been comfortable throwing balls up for him to make a play.
Brown was comfortable working across the middle of the field, and has the speed to make plays in space.
He has scored in two consecutive games, and would have scored twice against the Browns if he hadn't dropped a tough, albeit catchable ball in the end zone.
Brandon Stokley: B-
Stats: 4 REC over 36 YDS
Stokley was targeted five times against the Cleveland Browns. All five times were on third downs. He converted three of them for first downs, and has become one of Flacco's go-to options when a play needs to be made.
He wasn't used as a downfield threat, but he has been a solid "move-the-chains" receiver—something the Ravens have been lacking without Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta.