John Copeland

Game 2: Ravens toss complete game

In the Ravens' short history in Baltimore, this was by far the team's biggest win. The Ravens had their longest offensive drive ever. They blocked their first field goal. They interrupted a streak of having lost nine of their past 11 games after having a lead in the second half. And they won a game with defense.


Relentless pressure from the defensive front seven forced two interceptions and five sacks yesterday, and the Ravens held the Cincinnati Bengals scoreless in the second half to rally for a 23-10 victory before 52,968 at Memorial Stadium.

It was the Ravens' first win of the season, and it could not have come at a better time, because the team now hits the...