The Ravens did enough to outlast the Buffalo Bills in a 13-7 win at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, but one area that needs improvement is the offensive line's ability to protect quarterback Joe Flacco.

Flacco was sacked four times, fourth-most by a quarterback through Week 1 games. Only the Cincinnati Bengals' Andy Dalton (seven sacks) and the Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill (five each) went down more often than Flacco, and only the Bengals won.

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Ravens coach John Harbaugh pledged to review pass-protection schemes this week prior to Sunday's road opener at the Cleveland Browns.

"We'll look at all of that stuff," he said. "We sure want to protect our quarterback better than that. When you're going against this defense, that's always the number one task. It's always a challenge. I'm sure there's plenty of things we could have done better. I saw some movements and some stunts, and things like that, but Joe is as tough as a $2 steak."

Buffalo outside linebacker Jerry Hughes had two sacks, beating five-time Pro Bowl right guard Marshal Yanda and right tackle Rick Wagner to get to Flacco. But the quarterback also held onto the ball too long during one sack shared by defensive end Leger Douzable and outside linebacker Lorenzo Alexander in the fourth quarter.

Perhaps the silver lining is that the Browns managed to record just two sacks in Sunday's 29-10 loss at the Philadelphia Eagles. Still, the Ravens want to ensure that their franchise quarterback is standing on turf rather than lying on it.

"Your heart kind of sinks for a second because we all understand the value that he has and how important he is," rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley said of watching Flacco get sacked. "But we know he's a tough guy, he's a competitor, and he's not going to stay down unless something serious is happening."

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