Strategy: The Ravens aggressively tried to strike deep, but were largely inefficient. Wide receiver
Personnel: The Ravens' iron men with 100 percent participation were linemen
What went right: Rice hopped, skipped and jumped out of a crowd for an electrifying 34-yard touchdown run and finished with 78 yards on 12 carries. Rookie backup
What went wrong: Kruger's roughing the passer penalty was crucial, leading to the Steelers' game-winning kick. Suggs tore his right biceps. Tackling was extremely poor by Reed and Upshaw on
Turning point: The Ravens' defense was dissected by Batch in the fourth quarter. He completed 10 of 11 passes for 105 yards and a score as the Ravens blew a 10-point lead.
X-factor: The task gets no easier for Oher against
Strategy: The Redskins have designed their offense around the unique, dynamic talents of rookie quarterback
Personnel: The Redskins have a lot of new talent at the offensive skill positions. Rookie running back
What went right: The Redskins caught a huge break in the first quarter when Griffin fumbled in the red zone, but the ball landed in the arms of Morgan, who ran it in for a touchdown. The Giants had no answer for the Redskins' running game. Morris, a patient runner who reads blocks well, rushed for 124 yards and Griffin ran for 72 more as the Washington averaged 6.7 yards per carry. Griffin was held under 200 passing yards, but he was efficient and found holes in the Giants' secondary on short and immediate passes. The Redskins only had one sack, but they had quarterback
What went wrong: Former Ravens cornerback
Turning point: The Redskins took a 17-16 lead when Griffin III threw a touchdown pass to Garçon early in the fourth quarter. On the play, which gave the Redskins the deciding points, Griffin faked a handoff to Morris and then rolled to his right, finding Garçon in the end zone to cap a 12-play, 86-yard drive. The Giants did not cross midfield on their final two drives.
X-factor: It is no doubt Griffin III, a former track standout. He makes smart decisions and is much more accurate than some might realize (he has four interceptions in his rookie year and hasn't thrown more than one in a game). He picked apart the Giants whenever they couldn't get pressure on him, and he was also very effective throwing the ball after play fakes. If Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch could pick the Ravens apart, imagine what this kid might do if they don't pressure him.