Tom Zbikowski made two big plays to give the Ravens' offense great starting field position on their first possession of the game, and from there, Joe Flacco and company showed off what they can do.
Zbikowski's sack/strip and long punt return gave the offense the ball on their own 47-yard-line, and two big plays set up Shayne Graham for a 38-yard field goal.
Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron wanted to find Anquan Boldin on a double move on the first offensive play of the year, but the Ravens' new wide receiver was covered. Instead, Flacco hit Derrick Mason on a crossing route for a 23-yard gain.
An 18-yard pitch and catch to Mark Clayton extended the drive, and after stalling in the red zone, Graham gave the Ravens a 3-0 lead.
There were a few wrinkles on the drive: guard Chris Chester was brought in as an extra tight end, and defensive tackle Terrence Cody was sent on as an extra fullback inside the 10.
The experiment didn't work as planned, as Cody was flagged for a false start.
Stay calm, rook.
Still an impressive opening drive of the 2010 season, one which will give Ravens fans more reason for optimism.