Despite scoring no touchdowns, the Baltimore Ravens still managed to eke out a 9-6 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. The game was clearly a defensive slugfest, as both defenses refused to allow a touchdown. In many ways, the game was reminiscent of past Ravens teams that were victorious because of a stingy defense that compensated for an anemic offense.
Except for the run defense part. AFC-leading rusher Jamaal Charles had 30 carries for 140 yards as the Chiefs gashed the Ravens for 214 total rushing yards.
Yet even with all the successful runs and winning the time of possession battle, the Chiefs couldn't capitalize on offense. Their four turnovers might have had something to do with it, as Matt Cassel tossed two interceptions and was also credited with two lost fumbles.
Truly an ugly win, there are plenty of reasons for the Ravens and their fans to be concerned following this game. Especially as they had a 10-day rest following their game against Cleveland, yet still much of the team looked flat this week.
Here are the team's winners and losers from this week.