Ray Rice was under-used in Ravens 24-23 loss to the Eagles in week two.It’s easy for the Baltimore Ravens to blame the NFL’s replacement referees for their poor play in week two, but the team shouldn’t be pointing the finger at anyone not donning purple.

Sunday in Philadelphia the Ravens had six situations 3-and-2, 3-and-1 or 4th-and-1. As the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec points out, they passed all six times and never picked up a first down. How does that happen? The Ravens have two Pro Bowl running backs on their roster.

“With the new temp offense, I’m never going to be the guy,” Ray Rice, who signed a five-year, $40 million deal (which makes him the guy in my mind) said after the game.

Last week, new quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell received all the praise for Joe Flacco’s 299 yard, 2 touchdown reinvention. This week, I’m sure Ravens fans will blame Cam Cameron’s play calling and ignore Flacco’s poor second half play.