Carnell Lake

Game 1: New era, old errors

It took the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland nearly 14 years to get a new stadium constructed, and the Ravens only three hours and one minute to lose their first game in the facility. The new $223 million stadium was a house of horror for the Ravens, who self-destructed and had their coming-out party ruined in a 20-13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers before 68,847 at Ravens stadium at Camden Yards.

After three days of glitz and pageantry ended and the smoke cleared, the Ravens had committed a comedy of errors that made them look a lot like the team that played at Memorial Stadium, winning only 10 games the past two seasons. If this team was supposed to exorcise the...