In validating their preseason billing as title contenders, the Ravens followed a familiar script: a swarming defense and a staggering running attack.
What they could have done without was the theatrics.
The Ravens' 30-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers before 69,859 at M&T Bank Stadium yesterday was cluttered with embarrassing penalties and painful injuries.
Moments after recording their largest margin of victory in this fierce AFC North rivalry, the Ravens (1-1) could only scratch their heads. That is, the ones who waited until the final whistle before ripping off their helmets.
"You can definitely see better from us," Ravens offensive tackle...