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The Ravens are nearing the mid-point of the season, but the bye is a good time to look back at who stood out in the last seven games.
Several players could be the first-half Most Valuable Player, as there are a few candidates in each phase of the game.
Who is your Ravens MVP at this time of the year?
1. Quarterback Joe Flacco
Why? Led a game-winning drive with under two minutes left in Pittsburgh; completed career-best 77.1 percent of his passes in New England; threw three touchdowns and no interceptions against the Bills.
2. Linebacker Ray Lewis
Why? Has hit double-digit tackles in four games this year; clinched the outcome in Pittsburgh with a final-drive interception; overtime strip allowed Ravens to kick a winning overtime field goal versus Buffalo.
3. Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata
Why? Consistently one of the best at his position across the NFL; recorded career-high two sacks against the Patriots; dominated Pittsburgh with 11 tackles; leads Ravens with four sacks.
4. Kicker Billy Cundiff
Why? Blasted six kickoffs into the end zone against the Broncos, netting four touchbacks (second in NFL with 18 total); Has only missed two field goals, one being a 52-yarder; 38-yard field goal was game-winner against the Bills.
5. Wide Receiver Anquan Boldin
Why? Leads Ravens with 38 receptions for 518 yards and five touchdowns; hauled in three touchdowns against Cleveland (8 rec., 142 yards); owns two 100-yard receiving days this year; logged six catches for 92 yards and a score versus Buffalo.