So how much should be read into Sunday's meltdown vs. the Philadelphia Eagles?
According to Ravens coach John Harbaugh, not too much even though his team abandoned the running game in the second half and opted to pass unsuccessfully.
In particular, the Ravens didn't utilize running back Ray Rice, who had 99 yards on 16 carries. Only 21 of those yards came in the third and fourth quarters after having 78 yards on just seven carries in the first half.
Harbaugh pointed to the Eagles' defensive alignment made running the ball problematic. But he wouldn't indicate who was responsible for the play-calling, quarterback Joe Flacco or offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
"We threw the ball on anything from third-and-1 to (third-and) 4," Harbaugh said Monday. "That's what we did the week before. There will be times when we run the ball. A lot of it was they were stacking the box against us, and when they do that we had some options in there to throw or to run.
"There are options out there. I'm not going to say which way it goes as far as how we do it. Those guys (Flacco and Cameron) are a collaboration in terms of runpass, passrun."
A week ago, the Ravens opened the season with 44 points vs. the Cincinnati Bengals. The offense generated 37 of those points. In that game, Rice had just 10 carries for 68 yards.
Of course, the no-huddle won't always be that efficient when it comes to points. But in third-and-1 and fourth-and-1 on the Ravens' final drive with less than one minute remaining, the situation seemed to call for Rice to carry the ball with fullback Vonta Leach leading the way with his superb blocking skills.
Flacco threw incomplete twice, the final time to Rice out of the backfield.
"Anytime it doesn't work you look back on it and say, 'Wish we would have done something else,'" Harbaugh said. "Maybe we wish I would have called a timeout. We could have gotten re-organized and done some kind of shift. Maybe some kind of a run would have popped through there. Maybe it wouldn't have. Pretty sure if we would have called a run and it hadn't gone (for the first down), you would have been wondering why we hadn't thrown."