I was trying to decide who should get on this slide out of the Baltimore Ravens' from their dismantling of the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, but there were just too many great performances.
Joe Flacco may not be an elite quarterback just yet, but he had an elite game, finishing with 224 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Flacco showed off great poise, intelligence, a strong arm and amazing accuracy.
Not to be outdone by his quarterback, Ray Rice made it two of 50 this Sunday. Rice is the only player to rush for over 100 yards against the Steelers' defense in the past 50 games they have played, and he has now done it twice, finishing the game with 149 yards and two touchdowns off of 23 touches (including receptions).
Most of that success was due to the quality of blocking in front of him. New addition Vonta Leach was overwhelmingly good, as he repeatedly destroyed Steelers' linebackers, while Bryant McKinnie looked better than he ever did in Minnesota.