On his first night as the Ravens' punt returner, Tom Zbikowski dared fate at least once and got away with it. The starting safety fielded a 56-yard Steve Weatherford punt at his own 5, then ran laterally in front of the goal line looking for a running lane.
He found none, and took a 4-yard loss to the 1 on the play, putting the Ravens in tough field position. He admitted he got caught up in the moment.
"I took a chance on that one," Zbikowski said. "I lost track of where I was. I lined up on the 15, and I thought I was drifting more left, but I felt myself going back a little bit. I didn't know I was that deep."
Zbikowski's best return was on the game's first punt, when he went 10 yards. The Jets' coverage teams were stout all night, though.
"The first one, I had a little opening," he said. "I think maybe I could have taken it to the outside. [But] they were coming hard all night."