Williams is no longer weakest link

Williams is no longer weakest link
October 8, 2012, 10:35 pm
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After being singled out the past few weeks for giving up big plays in the pass defense, Cary Williams has come up big for the second game in a row.

Williams, a cornerback in his fifth season, made two game-changing plays for the Ravens in Sunday's 9-6 win at the Kansas City Chiefs.

He had the first interception of his career in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns, returning it 63 yards for a touchdown in what proved to be the winning margin in the Ravens' 23-16 victory.

Against the Chiefs, Williams defensed a pass from Matt Cassel to receiver Dwayne Bowe as the ball was being moved to the Ravens' 27 in the second quarter.

Williams wrapped up Bowe as the pass arrived, creating a deflection that Lardarius Webb intercepted.

"The easiest interception I've ever had," Webb said. "Cary, playing hard to the ball, got his hands on the ball. Easy pick for me. I told him 'Thanks.'"

That preserved a 3-0 lead for Baltimore.

Williams was called for pass interference on third down that gave the Chiefs the ball on the Ravens' 1, but safety Ed Reed made a fumble recovery to spare the Ravens from falling behind.

But Williams helped quarterback Joe Flacco, who had thrown an interception on their half of the field, the way Reed did for Williams.

He picked off Cassel on the 37 as the Ravens kept a 6-3 advantage.