“From the day I signed, I just wanted to win,” Huff said. “Whether it's me coming in on nickel or dime or running down on kickoffs and punts, I'm going to do whatever it takes for the team. Matt's been playing well. I struggled last week. It's noting on the coaches. It's on me.”

Meanwhile, Jimmy Smith was one of the Ravens' two cornerbacks in their base defense, replacing Corey Graham. Graham still played extensively one week after having trouble slowing down Wes Welker last week.

Smith briefly left the game when he appeared woozy and was examined under the NFL concussion protocol before going back in the game.

"The league takes any kind of head injury seriously," Smith said. "They do every single procedure
to make sure I was fine."

Doss contributes

Wide receiver Tandon Doss had a crisp game on returns in his first game since rejoining the team last week.

Doss was the primary kick returner with Pro Bowl selection Jacoby Jones still out with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

Doss averaged 14.3 yards on three punt returns with a long return of 22 yards and two fair catches.

"It felt great obviously just being able to play football again and help contribute to a win," said Doss, a 2011 fourth-round draft pick who was cut during the final major roster cutdown. "I hope that I can continue to do that. It's fun to be back there again and make a play. It felt great whenever they call my name."

After being released, Doss worked out for the Green Bay Packers. He said he harbored no hard feelings toward the Ravens and preferred to play for them.

"It's all business," he said. "You have to be professional about it."

Tight ends struggle

With the exception of an 18-yard catch for third tight end Billy Bajema, it wasn't a productive day for the Ravens' tight ends.

Ed Dickson dropped the only pass thrown in his direction from Joe Flacco during the first quarter.

And Dallas Clark caught the one pass thrown to him, gaining eight yards.

Dickson had said Friday that he couldn't wait for Sunday to get here after dropping four passes against the Broncos the opening week with one reception. Dickson was sidelined for the majority of the preseason with a partially torn right hamstring.

"I missed four weeks with the hamstring and I'm not going to lie, it affected my timing with Joe," Dickson said. "I've been spending time with Joe after practice, catching extra passes."

End zone

The Ravens played a lengthy video tribute before kickoff commemorating Super Bowl XLVII, unveiling a championship banner. ... Former Ravens outside linebacker Paul Kruger had three tackles, one for a loss, and no sacks in his first game against his old team since signing a $40 million contract with the Browns. . ... The Ravens scratched new kickoff returner Shaun Draughn, Jacoby Jones, offensive guard Jah Reid, wide receiver Deonte Thompson (sprained left foot), center Ryan Jensen (foot surgery), defensive tackle Brandon Williams (right big toe), defensive end DeAngelo Tyson. ... Former Ravens offensive guard Oniel Cousins started against his old team.

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