Ravens blanked in first half (Chargers up 13-3 in fourth)

Six possessions, six punts for the Ravens in a first half where their offense couldn’t get anything going.

Baltimore trails 10-0 after two quarters, as it was shut out in a half for the first time since Oct. 24, 2011 against Jacksonville. The Ravens had put together a stretch of 20 games in between where they scored at least three in a single half.

Baltimore’s defense came a little undone after holding the Chargers to 30 yards in the first quarter. In the second, the Ravens allowed 139 yards and all 10 points.

The Ravens have come up with four sacks so far - one each from Dannell Ellerbe, Terrell Suggs, Paul Kruger and Courtney Upshaw.

Quarterback Joe Flacco had a pretty rough first half, going 8-for-16 for 59 yards and absorbing three sacks. Running back Ray Rice had just 19 yards on four carries.

Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will have to adjust somehow after his team took just 90 yards to the locker room.

Update: The Ravens broke their silence on the first drive of the third quarter, cutting the Chargers’ lead to 10-3 on Justin Tucker’s 43-yard field goal.

Baltimore put Tucker in range with a seven-play, 59-yard drive, most of which came on one play - the Ravens’ longest of the season.

Flacco connected with wideout Torrey Smith for a 54-yard gain that moved Baltimore to the San Diego 27.

Update II: Nick Novak hit his second field goal of the game, a 30-yarder that extends the Chargers’ lead to 13-3 with 7:41 to go in the contest.

Things are looking grim for the Ravens, who will fall to 3-3 on the road and 8-3 overall if they can’t make up the double-digit margin fast.