On back-to-back plays in the second quarter, Leach showed why that the Ravens likely aren't going to miss
. He took a short toss from Flacco and put the
on his back on a powerful 5-yard run. Leach lost his helmet, but it was Siler who suffered. From the Chiefs' 26, Leach hammered Pierre Walters on the left side as Rice cut back to the right for his touchdown. McClain? He had one rush for 2 yards for Kansas City.
The rookie from Mississippi State made a good impression for the second straight game. His best play this week, however, didn't count. Midway in the second quarter, McPhee rushed up the middle and forced Chiefs backup quarterback
to pull the ball back on a pass play that appeared to result in a fumble. Defensive end
recovered the ball just outside the Chiefs' 1. But the Chiefs challenged and reversed the call on what is known as the infamous 'Tuck Rule.' Later in the half, McPhee made two stops, one inside the Ravens' 5.
Smith's arrival in the offense is not exactly what the Ravens hoped for. The second-round pick went without a catch in the preseason opener, and on his first catch Friday night, Smith was hammered by linebacker
after a 2-yard gain. He ran an out and Flacco got him the ball under pressure. On the next play, Flacco threw a high pass that went incomplete, although Smith got a hand on it. The Ravens haven't been able to use his speed at all yet.