Final

Raiders 6

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Ravens 28

(2-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, September 17, 2006

M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD 

1 2 3 4 T
OAK 0 3 0 36
BAL 9 7 2 1028

Top Performers

Passing: A. Walter (OAK) - 162 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: J. Lewis (BAL) - 19 CAR, 70 YDS

Receiving: D. Mason (BAL) - 5 REC, 46 YDS

Oakland (0-1) at Baltimore (1-0)

Oakland (0-1) at Baltimore (1-0) Sunday 1:00 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The last team Oakland Raiders coach Art Shell needs to see is the Baltimore Ravens.

The second tour of duty for Shell, which is already off to a brutal start, continues on Sunday when the Raiders visit the Baltimore Ravens.

Oakland managed just 129 total yards and yielded nine sacks in a dreadful 27-0 season-opening loss to the San Diego Chargers on Monday night.

Aaron Brooks, who was signed to replace Kerry Collins, completed just six passes and was sacked seven times. Brooks is more mobile than Collins, but even he had no chance to escape San Diego's potent pass rush.

Shell shuffled the offensive line, moving Robert Gallery from right tackle to left tackle, sliding Barry Sims inside to guard, switching Langston Walker to right tackle and inserting rookie Paul McQuistan, a third-round pick out of Weber State, at right guard. But they were dominated by the Chargers' front seven.

Now they have to face the Ravens, who evoked memories of their 2000 Super Bowl-winning season with a dominant defensive performance last week in a 27-0 victory over Tampa Bay, the reigning NFC South champion.

The Ravens limited the Buccaneers to 142 total yards and intercepted Chris Simms three times. Middle linebacker Ray Lewis, a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, had seven tackles and a sack, and two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Chris McAlister returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown.

Even rookie defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, the Ravens' first-round pick in 2006, got into the act with a 60-yard interception return that led to the first of Matt Stover's two field goals.

Last year, the Ravens ranked fifth in the NFL in defense despite missing Lewis for 10 games with a torn hamstring and safety Ed Reed, the 2004 Defensive Player of the Year, for six games with a high ankle sprain. Reed also had an interception in the win over the Buccaneers and linebacker Bart Scott collected two sacks.

But the biggest ovation on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium should go to Steve McNair, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback who was acquired by the Ravens from Tennessee in June.

McNair set the tone last week by directing a 14-play, 80-yard drive which consumed more than nine minutes and resulted in a four-yard touchdown run by Jamal Lewis.

McNair was mistake-free throughout, completing 17-of-27 passes for 181 yards and one touchdown.

While McNair spreads the ball around between receivers Derrick Mason and Mark Clayton and tight end Todd Heap, Brooks will try to get the ball to Randy Moss, who had just four catches for 47 yards in the loss to San Diego.

Last year, Moss and Jery Porter provided the Raiders with a formidable tandem. Porter had 76 catches for 942 yards in 2005, but wants to be traded and was deactivated for the opener.

Moss will have a difficult time finding space in a secondary which features Reed, McAlister and cornerback Samari Rolle.

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Passing Leaders

OaklandCMP%YDSTDINT
D. Carr58.132702112
M. McGloin63.212912
BaltimoreCMP%YDSTDINT
J. Flacco62.039862712

Rushing Leaders

OaklandCARYDSAVGTD
D. McFadden1555343.42
L. Murray824245.22
BaltimoreCARYDSAVGTD
J. Forsett23512665.48
B. Pierce933663.92

Receiving Leaders

OaklandRECYDSAVGTD
A. Holmes4769314.74
J. Jones736669.16
BaltimoreRECYDSAVGTD
S. Smith Sr.79106513.56
T. Smith4976715.711

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsOAK
 
 246
BAL
 
 317
Yards PassingOAK
 
 151
BAL
 
 215
Yards RushingOAK
 
 95
BAL
 
 102
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedOAK
 
 285
BAL
 
 264
Pass Yds AllowedOAK
 
 151
BAL
 
 188
Rush Yds AllowedOAK
 
 134
BAL
 
 76

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Series tied 1-1
Dec 14, 2003OAK 20, BAL 12