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Tucker’s Three FGs Enough to Get Ravens Past Chiefs 9-6

Rice had another fine day rushing the ball.

For much of the early part of the 2000s, the Baltimore Ravens used a tough defense and the leg of their kicker to win ballgames. Today the Ravens decided to turn back the clock and used their old formula to move to 4-1.

The Baltimore defense had its struggles in the first half slowing Jamaal Charles as he had 125 yards rushing at halftime, more yards than Baltimore had as an offense. But Dean Pees and his squad made the proper adjustments and shut down the Chiefs’ offense in the second half, and made a big fourth-quarter stand to depart Kansas City with a 9-6 victory.

The Ravens had the NFL’s second-ranked offense through the first four weeks of the season, but it faltered against an inspired Kansas City defense. Ray Rice ran for 101 yards, but Joe Flacco had just 187 yards passing and was picked off once.

Baltimore had to settle for three field goals by Justin Tucker that turned out to be enough.

Chiefs Quarteback Matt Cassel threw for just 92 yards, was intercepted twice and credited with two lost fumbles before leaving in the fourth quarter with what the Chiefs described as a head injury.

Kansas City spent most of the first half handing off to Charles and backup running back Shaun Draughn, doing everything in their power to keep from having to make Cassel win the game.

The Ravens travel back home to Baltimore next week to host the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, October 14th.

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