•There might not be a better running back in the league at running screens than Ray Rice. Once he gets out in the flat behind those offensive linemen, he is hard to find and even harder to bring down.
If he gets a one-on-one with a defender, Rice wins almost every time.
•The Ravens offensive line has done a decent job so far this season, but I still say the starting groups should be Bryant McKinnie at left tackle, Kelechi Osemele at left guard, Matt Birk at center, Marshal Yanda at right guard and Michael Oher at right tackle.
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This group has more experience and is more physical. I'm still not sure Oher will be a quality left tackle in the NFL, and he sure wasn't Thursday night. Osemele didn't have a good game either. Both tackles have trouble with speed rushers.
•Flacco will never be confused with Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick when it comes to running a football.
It seemed to take him forever to turn the corner on his 1-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. Forget a stop watch. You needed a calendar to measure his speed.
•The best player on the field was Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who destroyed Browns center Alex Mack and both guards, Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao. Nagata controlled the run and collapsed the pocket several times to either force quarterback Brandon Weeden to step up, or get sacked by someone else.