Aqib Talib: A
Darrelle Revis might be the best cornerback in the league, but Aqib Talib had the better day on Sunday. He undercut a route late in the first half and snagged an interception that resulted in three points for the Patriots. He ran Vincent Jackson's route for him and now leads the league with three interceptions in as many games.
Both Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams were able to get a sliver of separation on Talib down the field, but Talib was able to stretch his long arms into the situation and prevent the catch on both occasions. To be fair, both balls could have been caught, but Talib made it difficult each time.
Alfonzo Dennard: A
Dennard was a fantastic complement to Talib, batting down two passes and preventing Tampa Bay receivers from gaining clean releases with his strong press coverage. His technique which resulted in a deflection on a back-shoulder fade from Josh Freeman should be taught to cornerbacks—it was textbook.
Devin McCourty: A-
McCourty took a couple of questionable angles to the sideline in double coverage, but was otherwise very solid in coverage and in his run fits.
The communication in the Patriots secondary has seemed much better this year, and McCourty has been a big part of that.
Steve Gregory: B+
Doug Martin made Gregory whiff on a tackle, but Gregory continued his above-average play for the Patriots this season. After a missed assignment against Buffalo, Gregory has been incredibly reliable.
Logan Ryan: B-
Ryan saw his first significant number of snaps against Tampa Bay, filling in for Kyle Arrington outside and in at the "star" position. Ryan looked good underneath and was a solid tackler, despite earning a pass-interference call.
Kyle Arrington: C+
Arrington got turned around by Mike Williams—who ran a nice route—early in the game and was also flagged for a pass-interference penalty.