The Baltimore Ravens got a hard-earned win against the Cleveland Browns 14-6, and it wasn’t pretty. The Ravens’ offense was as inconsistent as you can get all day along with drops from tight end Ed Dickson once again, and wide receivers Torrey Smith and Marlon Brown also contributed to drops as well. At the end of the day, Smith recovered nicely with seven catches for 85 yards, and Brown had four catches for 45 yards with one touchdown. However, the biggest news to come out of this game is the fact that Ray Rice is hurt.
Reports from Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun say that Rice has a hip-flexor stain via Twitter. How long Rice will be out or if he will miss any games at this point is unknown, but the Ravens are down to two healthy running backs on their roster. The two running backs would be Bernard Pierce and Shaun Draughn who was signed earlier this week.
With the way things are shaking out for the Ravens’ offense, losing Rice is the second-worst thing that could happen to them at this point as losing Flacco would obviously be the worst. If the Ravens do lose Rice for any extended period of time, the Ravens are going to have to win a lot of games 14-6 very soon.
On the bright side, the Ravens’ defense rebounded nicely holding the Browns to zero touchdowns as they allowed seven alone last week to the Denver Broncos.
The Ravens are now 1-1 as they enter week three next week preparing to face the Houston Texans.