After the Ravens went deep for a 52-yard pass on their first play from scrimmage, they continued to sprinkle in some unpredictability with reverses.
That came on the Ravens' second series, and it almost led to a fumble as Anquan Boldin botched the handoff to Jacoby Jones.
The result: A 10-yard loss.
While all the talk surrounding the Ravens' 44-13 win vs. the Cincinnati Bengals in the opener was about the hurry-up offense, overlooked was that they took a lot of chances.
Later in that same drive, there was a fourth-and-1 at the Bengals' end of the field and the Ravens didn't hesitate to go for it. They got it, barely, in a surprising pass play to running back Ray Rice as he made a difficult catch falling down.
The Ravens, determined not to settle for another field goal like they had on the first drive after Torrey's Smith big catch, scored a touchdown as Rice ran into the end zone from seven yards out.
It was very un-Ravens like. They used the pass to set up the run, and the reverses to confound the opposing defense.
"I've never been a gimmick guy," offensive coordinator Cam Cameron said Thursday about the end-around plays. "I've never been a trickery guy. It's all been strategic. We are just looking for strategic ways to get guys the football in space, to complement our running game, to tie things together.
"The ability to either give it to him or not give it to him, and then have the ability to be able run off of those looks, and throw off those looks, it's strictly just what we do. Sometimes defenses can take a guy away in the passing game, but sometimes you just have to hand it to him and let him do his thing."