I'm hopin' the mojo is working today . . .
I don't care if they call him Hakuna Matata before the game - it's what they call him afterwards that I'm concerned with.
Crazy Train playing, BJ Sams ready to take the kickoff. BJ brought down at the 18-19.
Jamal looks FAST.
McNair coming on, here we go! CBS' new ticker looks weird.
Crowd is loud.
1st, I-form, give to Jamal, gain of 2 or so.
2nd and 8, Wilcox in, quick hit to Mason, gain of 9-10, first down!
1st, give to Jamal who makes his own hole and gets 4-5.
2nd and 5, give to Jamal who has a huge hole, gets a block from Clayton, GREAT block, and a gain of 12 and a first!!!
1st from the 48, Jamal tries to go off tackle, comes back inside, gain of 4. Flag down. Holding on Mughelli. Probably didn't even need it.
1st and 20, McNair steps up, tosses to Heap and he makes a great grab and gets to the Bucs 47. What a catch. Lots of Heap cheers, must be some Baltimorons there!
Heap catch was for 14.
2nd and 6, quick hit to Mason again, gain of 7, first down!
1st from the 41, Jamal for 3-4.
2nd and 7, McNair chased out of the pocket on the play action, goes deep for Mason which was a prayer really, incomplete.
3rd, McNair hits Mason over the middle for 15, WIDE OPEN, first down!!!
A very auspicious start -- this is unlike anything last year in its relentlessness so far. McNair with GREAT pocket presence
1st down from the Bucs 23, Musa in the backfield, give to him, and Musa just chugs forward pushing the pile for 6! Excellent run and effort.
2nd and 4, Mason goes to the sideline, give to Musa who tries to go off tackle, and nothing was there so its no gain, maybe a loss of 1.
3rd and 4, Mason back in, shotgun 2 RB, going for Mason, incomplete but Barber is called for PI! He looked like he got there early. YEAH!
FYI -- Mughelli most penalized fullback last year
Definite early contact. Ticky tack, but it was early.
1st and 10 from the 11, 2 TE, Jamal slams in, gets 7, down to the 4-5!.
2nd and 3, at the 4, Jamal off tackle left, TOUCHDOWN RAVENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!