Last week, it took over 38 minutes for the Ravens to get on the scoreboard.
This week, it took just two minutes and 34 seconds.
I guess the slow starts on the road aren't going to be a problem this week, huh?
On the Ravens' second offensive play of the game, Joe Flacco hit T.J. Houshmandzadeh on a 56-yard touchdown pass, giving Baltimore an early 7-0 lead.
Houshmandzadeh ran a skinny post, using his speed to split two defenders and create some space. Flacco's pass hit Houshmandzadeh perfectly in stride, and the receiver carried it into the end zone for the score.
It's the first time that the Ravens have reached paydirt in the first quarter on the road this season.
The reception is the 600th of Houshmandzadeh's career, making him only the 53rd player in NFL history to reach that milestone.
The Ravens are also now the first team in league history to have three 600-reception receivers on the same roster. Houshmandzadeh joins Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason in that category.
Now, it's on Brian St. Pierre, a quarterback making his first career start, to lead the Panthers back from a very early 7-0 deficit.
Good luck with that, Mr. St. Pierre.