1. Joe Flacco- Remember last off season when he stated he was an elite Quarterback? Well after back to back wins over Peyton Manning and Tom Brady in the playoffs, a lot of people are starting to view #5 a lot different now. He’s matured this season as a passer and he really grew up in Denver in that playoff game. His best asset is the deep ball and spreading the ball around. Now, he has one more game to prove he’s an elite Quarterback in the National Football League.
2. Ray Rice- He’s a top 5 running back and he brings a lot to a team not normally known for offense. He’s quick, can run in between the tackles and out and he’s excellent catching the ball out the backfield. You can even line him up on the line as a receiver so he displays much versatility for the Ravens. He’s the engine that makes this Ravens offense go and when he’s putting up big numbers whether it’s running the ball or catching it out of the backfield, the Ravens win football games.
3. Anquan Boldin- He’s manned up in these playoffs. He’s been to a Super Bowl before and this postseason, he’s stepped up and made plays when he knows that he’s had too. Anquan is a physical Wide Receiver with a good sense for the football. He has good hands, quick feet and for a guy his size, he’s extremely productive in the flat. I honestly think that’s when he’s at his best.
4. Ray Lewis- He’s calling it a career after this season. Now he’s trying to go out on top a champion. Ray Lewis has sparked this whole team, especially the defense. At age 37, he led the NFL in tackles during the postseason. Ray was supposed to be gone for the year after tearing his triceps but he came back and has his Ravens in position to win their second Super Bowl title. Will he go out a champion?
5. Terrell Suggs- He’s the Ravens best defensive player. Sizzle wasn’t supposed to come back until late November after tearing his achilles during the offseason. He stated he’d be back and he hasn’t looked as dominant as he did in 2011 which earned him defensive player of the year but his impact on this Ravens pass rush was back once he stepped on the field. He brings so much versatility to the table. He can line up as a Defensive Lineman and will have the edge over a slower offensive linemen.
6. Haloti Ngata- He’s the force up front for this Ravens D Line. At 6’4 and weighing in at 320 pounds, he displays such quickness for a man his size. He’s a phenomenal run stopper. He plugs up the gaps and is a great tackler as well. He can also shift out and defend a running back in the flat if he had too. I’ve seen him do it. He’s just as important to this Ravens defense as Ray, Sizzle and Ed are.