Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker
Here are some first half notes:
The much anticipated (ok, maybe that's overstating it) showdown between the NFL's top rookie quarterbacks resulted in three points and seven punts. Atlanta's Matt Ryan, the No. 3 overall pick, completed 2-of-7 passes for 17 yards. Baltimore's Joe Flacco, the No. 18 overall pick, had more success in the first half and was 8 for 13 for 72 yards. Both quarterbacks were pulled in the second quarter, because neither team could risk injury.
Rookie running back Ray Rice continues to impress for the Ravens. He rushed for 37 yards on seven carries in the first half, including a nice 23-yard scamper up the left sideline.