Posted by Yahoo! Sports - NFL - New York Giants News under NflComments Off on NFL Week 2 Winners and Losers – Ravens get their first win, but it’s still not very pretty (Shutdown Corner)
The Baltimore Ravens aren't going to apologize for a win, nor should they. Every win counts the same in the NFL, and the Ravens avoided the dreaded 0-2 start. Ask teams like Washington, the New York Giants, Carolina and Minnesota how 0-2 feels.
So the Ravens are in the winners category. But, they also dip a toe in the losers side too.
Baltimore will have to improve a ton if it wants to make the playoffs to defend its Super Bowl title. And now the Ravens have to monitor running back Ray Rice's hip injury.
The team said Rice suffered just a strained hip flexor, but it was pretty scary to see him go down in a heap with no contact in the fourth quarter.
The Ravens offense was pretty bad with Rice for three-plus quarters. They played an ugly game with no points in the first half. Baltimore, which was blown out in Week 1 at Denver, is lucky that the Browns couldn't find the end zone even if quarterback Brandon Weeden had a GPS navigation system installed in his helmet. They squeaked out a 14-6 win.
The champs are not playing like champs yet this season. But at least they'll be fixing some of their issues with a win in their back pocket.
Here are the rest of the Week 2 winners and losers: