MOVING UP: After holding the top-ranked Rams' offense to a season-low 121 yards of offense, the Ravens' defense is ranked second in the NFL, eighth against the run and fourth against the pass. Baltimore cornerbacks Chris McAlister and Gary Baxter held elusive receivers Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce to a combined five catches for 51 yards and no touchdowns. Quarterback Marc Bulger was sacked four times, twice by end Tony Weaver. He was limited to 110 yards with two interceptions for a 29.3 quarterback rating. "That was as impressive a defensive performance as I've been around against as good an offensive opponent since I've been here under unique circumstances," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "No one on that team blinked."
QUOTABLE: Billick when asked if Chris Redman would start on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins: "Yeah, as of right now. We've got to evaluate where we're at, what we're going to do, what we need to do to beat the Dolphins, what we need to do to go forward. "We have to continue to identify who and what we are and the best athletes at any position to do that. Chris is the backup right now. He came in Sunday, so I would make that assumption right now."
QUICK HITS: The Ravens will hold a Gatorade training camp today from 4 to 6 p.m. at Clarence Burns Arena to be attended by Lamont Brightful, Damion Cook, Marques Douglas, Chester Taylor, Chad Williams and Dave Zastudil. …Snapper Joe Maese, a former firefighter and certified EMS, will discuss health care at the University of Maryland Medical Center's career night. … Art and Pat Modell hosted Ravens Football 101 at M&T Bank Stadium from 6 to 9 p.m.
Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times.