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Ravens' encore not as crisp as debut

BALTIMORE -- Unlike their virtually perfect execution from a week ago, the Baltimore Ravens collided with a few familiar road blocks. Despite another commanding outing by new quarterback Steve McNair marked by accurately regaining his old trademark timing with wide receiver Derrick Mason, the Ravens' offense encountered some problems Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Penalties, red-zone failure and clock management issues overshadowed a generally efficient attack that piled up yards. Three times, McNair spearheaded drives deep inside Eagles territory. Three times, the starting offense failed to score a touchdown even though Baltimore took a 20-10 victory before 70,255 at M&T Bank Stadium that was claimed by the strength of its reserves. For a team that...

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