Okay, the Ravens weren't destined for a flawless season, but I had hoped we got our token loss out the way last week and were going to handle the Carolina Panthers successfully even though they are tough. It was close (23-21), but when our QB Steve McNair was out of the game with a concussion and neck sprain in the first quarter, we were lucky to keep it that way. Especially because Panthers' QB Jake Delhomme started passing to Steve Smith every chance he got; they started the season out of whack without him, but Carolina has gotten in their groove ever since he's been in the lineup.
Good news is that our Steve's scans and X-rays were all negative. We've got a bye for Week 7, so rest up, McNair.