The Baltimore Ravens were far from overpowering in their home opener. Compared to their first game, however, they looked positively Super.
Baltimore stumbled through a scoreless first half against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday before emerging with a 14-6 victory.
The day began with a pregame ceremony in which the Ravens and their fans celebrated last season's Super Bowl championship. It took until the second half for Baltimore (1-1) to show its potential to repeat.
The Ravens blanked Cleveland (0-2) over the final 30 minutes, allowing only five first downs and 85 yards.
''It's just another step toward where we want to be,'' said linebacker Daryl Smith, who replaced the retired Ray Lewis in the middle of the defense. ''We still have a lot of work to do, and with each game and each week, the chemistry will be where we want it to be.''
The Ravens made a vast improvement from Week 1, when they got blown out 49-27 at Denver.
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