This was the kind of game that fans in 1950s would have loved, a defensive-minded, grind-it-out affair that ultimately came down to who kicked the most field goals.
It's also the kind of game that fans of the Ravens have come to expect.
With a defense anchored by linebacker Ed Lewis and safety Ed Reed, the Ravens managed to keep the downtrodden Kansas City Chiefs out of the end zone Sunday. Justin Tucker kicked a trio of three field goals to Ryan Succop's two, and that proved to be the difference in Baltimore's 9-6 victory.
''The number one thing we came out here and said was, `Look at the scoreboard.' If they're not on the scoreboard, I don't care what people do against us,'' Lewis said. ''You've heard me speak about this for years. It doesn't matter. Just keep playing the game.''
Indeed, defense has been the Ravens' hallmark over the years.
The guys in black and purple have made a habit of turning offenses bl...