Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Joe Flacco threw for career-high five
touchdowns in a near-flawless performance that propelled the Baltimore Ravens
to a 48-17 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Flacco ended each of Baltimore’s first five possessions with scoring strikes
as the Ravens (4-2) roared out to a 38-0 halftime lead. The Super Bowl XLVII
MVP finished the day with 306 yards and no interceptions on a 21-of-29
Torrey Smith caught two of Flacco’s touchdown passes and Steve Smith had
another while amassing 110 yards on five receptions. Justin Forsett added 111
yards on the ground on just 14 carries for a Baltimore offense that bounced
back strongly from last week’s sluggish performance in a loss at Indianapolis.
Mike Glennon put up a personal-best 314 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-44
passing for Tampa Bay (1-5), though most of the damage came with the outcome
already decided in the second half. The second-year quarterback was
intercepted once and sacked five times while under heavy pressure for much of
Louis Murphy had seven catches totaling 72 yards and a touchdown in the
lopsided defeat, with Mike Evans recording four receptions for 55 yards and
garnering Glennon’s other TD pass.