A disturbing trend is underway for the Ravens.
They're 4-1 and in control of the AFC North, but they haven't scored a touchdown in the first quarter for three games in a row after Sunday's unattractive 9-6 win at the Kansas City Chiefs.
On the first drive, quarterback Joe Flacco moved the Ravens 17 yards. On the next drive, the Ravens netted zero yards.
The Ravens only got a 28-yard field goal from Justin Tucker after linebacker Courtney Upshaw recovered a fumble by Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel on their half of the field.
In wins vs. the New England Patriots and Cleveland Browns before that, the Ravens were unspectacular at the start, too.
The Patriots took a 13-0 lead in the opening period as the Ravens went three plays and out on their first possession, Flacco threw an interception on his first pass on the next possession and then they had another three-and-out.
Against the Browns, the Ravens moved the ball 23 yards on the first possession but punted. The next possession, Flacco drove his team 66 yards only to be intercepted in the end zone.
"We like to play with leads," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "We're going to have to look at the tape real hard and see what the little things are that keep us from doing that."