It's OK To Be Excited About Ravens' Win, But Don't Lose Perspective


By Glenn Clark, PressBox

I understand why you're excited. It might end up that you have every right to be excited.

For many fans, the Ravens' 20-0 season-opening win on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals Sept. 10 proved the hype surrounding the team's defense was justified. If you were among those who bought into the idea that this unit could rival the 2000 defense for being the best in franchise history, you likely feel as vindicated as a Dashboard Confessional song at this point.

Why shouldn't you? Playing in a stadium where they hadn't won since the 2011 season (five consecutive losses), all the Ravens managed to do was rack up five turnovers, five sacks, seven tackles for loss, eight pass breakups and three additional quarterback hits. They did it all while pitching their first shutout in eight years.


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