Kenoy Kennedy

Game 3: Ravens rise to the occasion

The football world was supposed to see how far the Ravens had fallen after their historic salary cap dismantling.

Instead, the Ravens ripped apart the previously unbeaten Denver Broncos in the first half last night before escaping with a 34-23 victory, seizing the national spotlight and commanding new respect to wrap up the NFL season's unpredictable first month.Turning their trash-talk rhetoric into reality, the Ravens (1-2) strutted to within a half game of the AFC North-leading Browns and will play for the division lead Sunday night in Cleveland. The Broncos (3-1) imploded with untimely penalties and special teams gaffes to became the fifth previously undefeated team to fall in...