Some observations at halftime of the Ravens preseason game with Jacksonville, with the Ravens leading, 13-3:
--- Rookie kicker Justin Tucker continues to do everything he can to win the job. He nailed a 53-yarder in the second quarter that would have been good from 60. One knock on incumbent Billy Cundiff: He has made one of his last 10 tries in the regular season from 50-plus. Tucker, who is handling all kicking duties tonight, has also hit from 33 and recorded a tackle on a kickoff.
--- Joe Flacco and the Ravens hurry-up offense looked in command throughout the first half. Flacco looked sharp, with a lot of zip on his sideline passes. He finished the half 20 of 27 for 194 yards with one touchdown and one interception (on a heave on the final play of the half). Torrey Smith, who missed the Detroit game with an ankle injury, has been the top receiver, with five catches for 56 yards.
--- After stalling in the red zone once, Flacco hit Anquan Boldin with a 5-yard touchdown pass early in the second quarter. That's just the second touchdown by the Ravens starting offense this preseason.
--- Ray Rice has played only sparingly, with two carries for 30 yards, including a 28-yarder. Bernard Pierce (4 carries, 4 yards) and Bobby Rainey (2-7) have gotten most of the work at running back. That doesnt bode well for either Anthony Allen or Damien Berry making the roster, though both worked on the first kickoff unit.
--- Lardarius Webb leads the Ravens with six tackles, and has looked strong against the run as well as the pass. The Ravens other corners, Cary Williams and Jimmy Smith, have looked uneven again. Jaguars rookie Justin Blackmon has four catches for 72 yards thus far.
--- Its been a tough night for linebacker Paul Kruger, who failed to set the edge on a 13-yard run, has been pushed around a lot and was whistled for a defensive holding penalty.
--- Haloti Ngata has the Ravens lone sack, and the Ravens need to amp up the pass rush or the cornerbacks not named Lardarius Webb could be in for a long season.