Ravens walk all over Raiders
Joe Flacco threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns and Torrey Smith caught a pair of scores as host Baltimore trounced Oakland.
Punter Sam Koch scored his first NFL touchdown on a fake field goal in the third quarter and Jacoby Jones returned a kickoff 105 yards for a score for the Ravens (7-2).
Baltimore began to open it up before halftime, when Flacco guided a seven-play, 80-yard drive in 1:13 that ended with Ray Rice’s 7-yard touchdown burst and sent the Ravens into the break with a 27-10 lead. Baltimore got the ball to start the second half and needed only three plays to find the end zone again, when Flacco and Smith hooked up for a 47-yard score.
Smith and Flacco hooked up on a 20-yard score following a muffed punt by the Raiders with 9:27 left in the third and the special teams took over from there. Koch, serving as the holder on a field goal attempt, peeled off for a 7-yard score later in the third and Jones responded to an Oakland field goal with his second kickoff return TD of the season to make it a 55-20 gap with 12:47 left.
Carson Palmer completed 29 of 45 passes for 368 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Raiders (3-6), who turned the ball over three times.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland RBs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both missed the game with high ankle sprains. Marcel Reece led the Raiders with 48 yards on 13 carries. … Baltimore TE Dennis Pita made five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. … The Ravens extended their home winning streak to 15 games - the longest current mark in the NFL.