Victor Green

Game 2: Big plays propel Ravens to big win

These are the kind of games that help build winning football teams. The Ravens had a brilliant goal-line stand in the second quarter yesterday followed by a big reception by Michael Jackson. They got a big play in the form of a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown from Jermaine Lewis and a bigger play, a 60-yard interception return by Rod Woodson. No. 2 quarterback Eric Zeier did an excellent job in relief of Jim Harbaugh and Jay Graham provided a spark when he replaced running back Errict Rhett.

When the game had ended, the Ravens had defeated the New York Jets, 24-10, for their first win of the season before 70,063 at Giants Stadium, and received a desperately needed shot in the...