Baltimore Ravens vs Indianapolis Colts: Position by Position Grades

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Defensive Line

Oct 5, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Now hold on a minute, there were some positives to come out of this game. The defense as a whole performed very well, but the D-Line headlined that performance.

We now have a new name for the 6-foot-4, 340-pound Haloti Ngata – Ball Hawk. The ninth-year defensive tackle intercepted his second pass of the season and it just so happened to be the Ravens’ second interception of the season as well. Look who’s making the plays.

DeAngelo Tyson performed very well in this game, breaking out for five tackles. Pernell McPhee recorded the only sack of the day for the Ravens, as he finished with three tackles.

Overall, it was a stout performance by the defensive line, who held the Colts to under four yards-per-rush and forced two turnovers.

Grade: A