Laveranues Coles

Game 2: Too close for Ravens' comfort

Game 2: Too close for Ravens' comfort

If the Ravens are going to make a championship run, they first have to learn how not to trip over themselves.

A week after the offense gave the season opener away with turnovers, the Ravens defense needed a late Ray Lewis interception in the end zone to avoid a dramatic fourth-quarter collapse and escape with a 20-13 victory over the New York Jets before an anxious 71,246 at M&T Bank Stadium.

Holding a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter, the Ravens sweated out the final two minutes because of uncharacteristic defensive breakdowns. Missed tackles, shoddy coverage and an untimely penalty put New York in prime position to send the game into overtime.

Backup quarterback...