However, the Ravens still look like a team trying to find some consistency and in search of an offensive identity. With the Houston Texans struggling and the Dolphins still trying to establish themselves as contenders, the Ravens also are a without a signature win, albeit at a very early juncture of the season.
With Sunday's game hanging in the balance, the Ravens sat back and let their front four do the work. The Ravens sacked Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill on four of his final 15 dropbacks. And according to ESPN Stats and Info, each of those sacks came when the Ravens sent a four-man rush.
Outspoken by nature, rush outside linebacker Terrell Suggs held nothing back during an ESPN interview taped months ago and aired Monday where he suggested NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had a hand in the power outage during Super Bowl XLVII.
Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills wasn't the first time the Ravens have strayed from their Pro Bowl back in the running game. But usually when they went all pass-happy in the past, Ray Rice was still a factor as a receiver. That was not the case Sunday, as Rice was held without a catch for the first time in a full regular season game since the final game in 2010.
They're tied for first place in the division with two fellow 2-2 teams, the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns. The Ravens defeated the Browns, 14-6, earlier this season and have yet to play the Bengals.
Dean Pees didn't hide his disappointment two weeks ago as he stood in front of reporters and discussed a Ravens defense that had allowed seven touchdowns and 510 total yards against the Denver Broncos. It was quite the contrast on Thursday as the Ravens defensive coordinator beamed about how his defense performed on Sunday against the Houston Texans, calling it one of the most gratifying wins of his career.
Former Ravens defensive end Trevor Pryce weighed in on retired linebacker Ray Lewis' criticism of the defending Super Bowl champions' leadership, telling The Baltimore Sun there's a disconnect between reality and perception of how an NFL locker room actually operates.
Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones made his first public comments Wednesday night since reports he was involved in an altercation in the early hours Monday morning while celebrating teammate Bryant McKinnie's birthday.
With the offseason addition of Elvis Dumervil to pair with Terrell Suggs, the Ravens have one of the most feared pass-rushing tandems in the AFC. The signings of Chris Canty, Marcus Spears and Daryl Smith has turned the Ravens' run defense from a weakness last year to a major strength this season.
On Saturday night, Jon "Bones" Jones defended his UFC light heavyweight championship for the sixth time with a bloody victory over Alexander Gustaffson by unanimous decision, with both fighters going to the hospital afterward for treatment.
Arian Foster is a talented back, no doubt, with soft hands and surprising burst for a man his size. But what makes him special is how he fits in the zone-blocking scheme the Houston Texans have used since 2008.