Raiders Romped in Baltimore by the Ravens 55-20

The Raiders had better start doing something different, or the 2012 season could be a record setting year.

And not in a good way.

Sunday in Baltimore, the Raiders were swept away by a Ravens team that had moments of struggle the week before against Cleveland, crushing Oakland 55-20 to drop the Raiders to 3-6 on the year.

The Raiders had won two in a row, but the last two weeks have lost bad games to the Bucs at home and now the Ravens on the road.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens set a club record for points in a game.

Oakland allowed the Ravens to score on six of their first seven possessions. Oakland has now yielded at least 40 points in two straight games for the first time since 1962.

The 55 points tied an Oakland record for points allowed, a mark set in 1961 and matched in 1981.

Baltimore led 27-10 at halftime. In the third quarter, Flacco threw touchdown passes of 47 and 20 yards to Torrey Smith, and holder Sam Koch scored on a fake field goal in the third quarter to make it 48-17.

Game over.

The Raiders even allowed points on special teams, as in the fourth quarter, Jacoby Jones took a kickoff 105 yards for 55-20 lead.

Carson Palmer went 29 for 45 for 368 yards and two touchdowns for Oakland. Playing without injured running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, the Raiders gained only 72 yards on the ground.

Oakland’s first possession ended with Palmer flat on his back. On a fourth and 1 from the Baltimore 44, Palmer took the snap from center and took one step backward before right guard Mike Brisiel stepped on his right foot. The Ravens then moved 22 yards before Justin Tucker kicked a field goal.

After an Oakland punt, Flacco completed an 18-yard pass to TE Dennis Pitta and connected with Ed Dickson for 40 yards before scoring on a 1-yard run to make it 10-0.

Early in the second quarter, Raiders cornerback Michael Huff intercepted a pass at the Baltimore 19 to set up a field goal by Sebastian Janikowski.

Flacco responded by covering 80 yards in six plays for a 17-3 lead. After completing a 47-yard pass to Jones and a 19-yarder to Dixon, Flacco tossed a 5-yard touchdown pass to Pitta.

The Raiders followed with their first drive that included multiple first downs, but that ended poorly, too. Paul Kruger picked off a short pass and took it to the Oakland 32, which led to field goal.

The struggling Raiders host the Saints next Sunday.


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One Response to “Raiders Romped in Baltimore by the Ravens 55-20”

  1. John R. LoRe, Ph.D. says:

    Another doomed trip to the east coast. Maybe I am watching with my heart, but despite the drubbing, there were some real flashes of hope and talent mixed in with a patchwork of practice squad, third team, rusty players. Again missed assignment and miscommunication cost a lot. Don’t know why CP3 and DMoore can’t get on the same page. We couldn’t get to Flacco, and when we blitzed, he burned us. Flacco was outstanding, surely an elite QB. This week we held Rice in check, but there is no way we beat any team if we can’t disrupt their QB. Our secondary just can’t keep up. Not sure why we didn’t see Taiwan Jones in the backfield, but he looked tired and slower than usual on special teams.

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