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Key Players: A.J. Hawk, Nick Perry, Mike Neal, Jamari Lattimore, Andy Mulumba
If we were only grading Hawk, then the linebackers would likely finish with a grade of A++++. Hawk had 10 tackles and three sacks against the Baltimore Ravens.
However, we are grading the whole unit, and not every linebacker played up to the elite level that Hawk was at. That doesn't mean guys like Perry, Neal and Lattimore were terrible on Sunday, they just weren't nearly as good as Hawk.
The linebackers were able to put pressure on Joe Flacco and didn't allow any big plays. Even without Clay Matthews, this group had one of their best overall performances of the season.
If they can continue to play at this level for the rest of the season, the Green Bay Packers could field an absolutely elite defense.
Final Grade: A-