Baltimore Sun staffers analyze the Ravens' 55-20 win over the
Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: I'm not sure the fake field goal was necessary, but the Ravens did exactly what they should have done -- and needed to do -- against an overmatched opponent. The offense got its swagger back and several players who have been quiet recently, like
Matt Vensel, reporter/blogger: The Ravens played their most complete game of the season Sunday, dominating in all three phases for all four quarters to roll over the Oakland Raiders. They set a new franchise record for points scored, and the D played pretty well considering how many possessions the Raiders got. With a critical road game coming up in Pittsburgh next weekend and more tough games after that, we'll see if this blowout gives the Ravens a boost.
Edward Lee, reporter: The Ravens thoroughly dominated the Raiders, who looked like they were suffering from jet lag after their flight from Oakland. The Ravens should enjoy this win, but might want to bottle some of that magic for upcoming games against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the
Aaron Wilson, reporter: The Raiders provided the elixir for a previously dormant Ravens offense. It was a classic stat day for Ravens, who got to rest an ailing Haloti Ngata and Jimmy Smith up for the archrival Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ron Fritz, sports editor: Congratulations Ravens, you beat the worst team in the NFL by 35 points and it took a fake field goal to do it. Sure hope you don't need that fake punt when the game really counts because now the NFL has seen it. As much as I've made my disdain for the Pittsburgh Steelers known, I can assure you that