In a game that featured zero touchdowns the Baltimore Ravens narrowly escaped Arrowhead Stadium with a 9-6 victory over the struggling Kansas City Chiefs.
In an offensive struggle the Ravens relied on the legs of running back Ray Rice to improve their record to 4-1 on the season. Rice clinched the win picking up just enough yardage to convert a first down with a little over a minute to play. Rice finished the afternoon with 102 yards rushing on 17 carries.
The Chiefs offense stuttered as well and relied on Jamal Charles and Dwayne Bowe to carry the offense. Charles carved up the Ravens run defense rushing for 140 yards on 30 carries. Quarterback Matt Cassel left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury allowing back-up Brady Quinn to finish the game. Cassel finished the day passing for just 92 yards on nine completions.
Quinn connected with Bowe in what looked like a game winning touchdown pass however it was negated when wide receiver Dexter McCluster was called for a penalty. Bowe caught six passes for 60 yards against the Ravens secondary.
Kansas City had five turnovers on the afternoon and Baltimore had two including another Joe Flacco interception.
Flacco had an off day passing for 187 yards and an interception.
Rookie kicker Justin Tucker was outstanding on the day making field goals from 28, 26, and 39 yards.
Baltimore will host the Dallas Cowboys at home next Sunday and look to stay atop of the AFC North division.