"Whoever lines up in front of him has to win that one-on-one matchup," Cody said.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel praised Lilja.

"You had no issues with the quarterback-center exchange, shotgun snaps," Crennel said. "He handled it very well."

D. Reed on the mend

Intent on beating the odds and returning from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered last December, wide receiver-kick returner David Reed is convinced he's ready to be activated from the physically unable to perform list in a few weeks.

"I'm right there," Reed said. "Lately, I'm feeling better than ever. I told coach [John Harbaugh] that. I'm ahead of schedule."

Reed has a three-week window after the first six games to either return to practice and be placed on the active roster or go on injured reserve. He's sprinting and cutting, regaining confidence in his knee.

"I trust it, it's good," Reed said. "I can't wait. Once I get out there, I'll show them."

Different outlook for Cody

It's been a major adjustment time for Cody, and not in the way he wanted.

Beaten out for the starting job by veteran Ma'ake Kemoeatu during the preseason while dealing with a slight hip injury, Cody is now a reserve after starting every game last season.

Cody has played 79 snaps in four games with five tackles, one more than Kemoeatu, who has played 132 snaps.

"I'm staying patient," Cody said. "It really isn't a big issue who starts because the playing time is similar. It's a long season and anything can happen. We're winning, and I'm doing my part."

End zone

Although it's been a resurgent season so far for the special teams, the Ravens botched an extra point and allowed a season-long 40-yard punt return to Travis Benjamin against Cleveland. "On the extra point, our alignment was too tight and the ball actually deflected off the foot of our guard," special-teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg said. "On the punt return, we just lost leverage on the ball to the wide side of the field. That returner is very fast, and it's not like we didn't know that. We just squeezed too much to the short side of the field and he beat us to the edge. Those are things we have to clean up." ... The Ravens made no changes to their injury report as offensive tackle Jah Reid (strained right calf) was limited again and wide receiver Torrey Smith (ankle) participated fully. ... Lewis (shoulder) didn't practice for Kansas City, which added three players to the injury report as participating fully: wide receiver Jon Baldwin (hamstring), cornerback Brandon Flowers (heel) and Lilja (back).



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