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DEFENSE DOMINATES: In a suffocating second half, the Ravens allowed 27 yards of total offense and two first downs. Two interceptions on the first two drives of the third quarter - including a 32-yard touchdown return by Ed Reed - turned a 10-7 deficit into a 21-10 lead.

SCARY MOMENT: Ravens safety Dawan Landry took a left knee from Jamal Lewis to the crown of his helmet and needed to be carted off the field in the final minute of the first half. Landry suffered a spinal cord concussion but has "neurologically recovered," a team spokesman said. He spent last night at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

GROUND ATTACK: The Ravens' tag-team running attack of Willis McGahee and Le'Ron McClain combined for 130 yards and three touchdowns. Playing his first game since Dec. 23, McGahee made the start and finished with 64 yards and one touchdown on 15 carries.

FLACCO'S ENCORE: Falling short of his stellar debut, Joe Flacco completed 13 of 19 passes for 129 yards. The rookie quarterback threw the first two interceptions of his career but he never lost his poise.

THEY SAID IT: "I think they expected to be 2-0. I think those players are exactly where they expected to be at this point."

Coach John Harbaugh on the Ravens' third 2-0 start in the franchise's 13-year history. The other times (2000 and 2006) led to playoff berths.

COMING ATTRACTION: With a 2-0 start, the Ravens are the only undefeated team in the AFC North. They will play for first place in the division when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) next Monday night. Last season, the Ravens were routed, 38-7, in a Monday night game at Heinz Field.

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