Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/11/12
BALTIMORE -- Joe Flacco threw for 341 yards and accounted for four touchdowns - three passing, one rushing - as the Baltimore Ravens routed the Oakland Raiders 55-20 on Sunday. The Ravens set a team record for most points in a game, and did it with Flacco playing just three quarters before giving way to backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Torrey Smith had two touchdown receptions, tight end Dennis Pitta had one, running back Ray Rice added a touchdown on the ground and Jacoby Jones ran a kickoff back 105 yards for a score. Punter Sam Koch even got in on the act for the Ravens, running in a fake field goal for a seven-yard touchdown late in the third quarter. Baltimore improves to 7-2 on the season, while the Raiders drop to 3-6 with their second straight loss. Oakland now has allowed 97 points in its last two games. Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer threw for 368 yards and Denarius Moore had 90 receiving yards and a touchdown in a losing effort. The Ravens didn't punt once during a heavily offensive first half, which saw Flacco and Palmer put up 423 passing yards between them. Baltimore jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead, thanks to a 48-yard field goal by Justin Tucker and a Flacco one-yard touchdown run, which was set up by a 40-yard reception by tight end Ed Dickson. A Sebastian Janikowski 32-yard field goal after a Michael Huff interception cut into the Ravens' lead, but Flacco responded by engineering an 80-yard touchdown drive, capped off by a five-yard touchdown hookup with Pitta. Flacco went 3-for-4 for 71 yards and the touchdown on the drive, and Tucker added another field goal on Baltimore's next possession, making it 20-3 midway through the second quarter. With under two minutes left in the first half, Palmer connected with Darrius Heyward-Bey on a 55-yard touchdown, cutting the Ravens' lead to 10. But Baltimore hit back with an 80-yard touchdown drive just before the half, with Rice scampering in from seven yards out to make it 27-10 at the break. The Ravens tacked on another score a little over a minute into the third quarter, when Flacco hit Smith for a 47-yard touchdown. Notes: Both Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson were inactive for the Raiders, leaving fullback Marcel Reece as Oakland's starting tailback. Reece rushed for 48 yards on 13 carries. ... Rice eclipsed 5,000 career rushing yards on a first-quarter run. The fifth-year back also topped 2,500 career receiving yards Sunday ... The NFL honored members of the military on Veterans Day, with coaches and sideline personnel wearing camouflage ribbons. ... Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who is likely out for the season with a torn triceps, was on the sideline, attending a game for the first time since suffering undergoing surgery Oct. 17.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Manfred blames MLBPA for no significant rule changes in 2017

Report: Zach Britton has potential oblique injury

The Rock returns to WWE, leaves CM Punk a voicemail after 'Raw'

After outfield collision, Ichiro pranks teammate and claims he’s been cut

Simeon Rice gets vulgar with radio host over HOF debate

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ronda Rousey to be guest star on NBC’s ‘Blindspot’

Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Report: James Harrison, Steelers share mutual interest in 2017 return

Jimmy Garoppolo’s mom keeping him up to speed on his trade rumors

Report: Clippers intent on keeping both Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Slam dunks and startups: How all-star technology took over the NBA in The Big Easy

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Nintendo is finally, thankfully embracing sports and eSports

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 100 games with two different teams

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker