4 positives, 4 negatives from Ravens Week 1 win over Houston Texans

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Negative: The secondary escaped Week 1 unscathed, but there are some (health) concerns

If we're going by the pure, true, unadulterated stats, then the Ravens' secondary was good-to-great on Sunday. They didn't allow a single touchdown and limited C.J. Stroud to 242 yards on 28 completions (63% completion rate).

With Marlon Humphrey out and former Pittsburgh Steelers slot corner Arthur Maulet inactive, the Ravens started Brandon Stephens and Ronald Darby outside of the numbers with Ar'Darius Washington as the nickel cornerback.

Stephens completed eight tackles and Darby finished with six. Washington got to Stroud once and sacked him while getting six tackles on the day.

Surprisingly, Rock Ya-Sin barely played on Sunday although no news about potential limits was leaked ahead of kick-off. Kyle Hamilton had to leave the field briefly, and Marcus Williams (initially labeled with a "shoulder" injury) was forced out of the game with what seems to be a torn pectoral muscle.

According to Ian Rapoport's report about the feared torn pectoral, and the potential recovery timeline judging by prior cases (weeks to months), the outlook is hella concerning if the worst-case scenario is confirmed.

Williams already missed seven games last year, so this is more than worrying. If Williams misses time, Geno Smith is the next-man-up expected to fill the gap opened by the starter safety.

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Williams, along with all other injured Ravens, will get MRI results on Monday to know more about the extent of his shoulder/pectoral injury.

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