Not with the Ravens losing 27-13 to the Cleveland Browns on Sunday as McGahee, who was acquired in an offseason trade from the Buffalo Bills, got the yards, but not much satisfaction.
"We didn't get the 'W', so it's a bad day all around," McGahee said afterward. "I've got to get better. I've got to make more plays. I've got to be the spark of the team. That's my goal."
His 28-yard cutback run was his most impressive showing in the second quarter, reversing field after starting out on the left side and bursting behind a convoy of blockers nearly down to midfield.
Although McGahee kept the Ravens steadily marching, he wasn't called upon several times when it counted.
Most of the time in the red zone, the Ravens turned toward Musa Smith, McGahee's backup.
When asked if he would like to be used more often, especially inside the 20-yard line, McGahee said: "Oh, I would love to, but we have a two-back rotation going on. Musa is a great back, I'm not taking anything away from him. When my number is called, I got to step up."
Smith was stuffed, though, gaining five yards on five carries while McGahee, who replaced Browns running back Jamal Lewis in Baltimore, averaged 7.4 yards per carry.
Still, Lewis, who was limited to 64 yards on 23 carries for a 2.8 average, scored a touchdown and his team got the win.
"We've just to score," McGahee said. "I've got to put more pressure on me."
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times and the Annapolis Capital.
McGahee gets 100 yards, but loses
Ravens Insider Top Stories
Fantasy Football Funeral: Au Revoir ForsettIt's time for a Fantasy Funeral...
Scout FantasyWednesday at 11:23 AM
Week 7: Snaps Impact & Target AnalysisEvery week, Fantasy Football Expert Jack Delaney will closely examine the snap counts, usage numbers and target totals for players across the league to better prepare you for the…
Scout FantasyTuesday at 10:49 AM
Week 6: Wide Receiver Corps To WatchFantasy Football Expert Mark Morales-Smith looks at a few wide receiver groups to watch heading into Week 6!
Week 5: West is Best For RavensSenior Fantasy Football Expert Shawn Childs looks at each position player on the Baltimore Ravens to determine whether they are worthy of a spot on your Week 5 DraftKings lineup!