The Baltimore Ravens improve to 7-3 after beating the Carolina Panthers, 37-13. Panthers fall to 1-9.
Jimmy Clausen was not cleared by doctors to return from his concussion. Brian St. Pierre gets his first NFL start with the Panthers. He started of strong by managing the game and not forcing any throws. When the Ravens started to increase their lead, Pierre made more mistakes than good plays.
At halftime, the Ravens had full control of this game, 17-3. The Ravens coasted into the fourth quarter with a 20-6 lead.
In the fourth, the Ravens had a busted coverage and the Panthers took advantage. Pierre hit David Gettis in full stride for a 88 yard touchdown pass. The Ravens were only looking at a one possession game in the fourth quarter, 20-13.
The Ravens had control in this game from start to finish. In the first minutes of the game, Joe Flacco connected with T.J Houshmandzadeh for a 56 yard touchdown pass. They let of the gas pedal until they gave up the big play to Gettis.
The Ravens responded with a 49 yard field goal from Billy Cundiff. The Panther’s get the ball but not for very long. Ed Reed gets his fourth interception in four games. On the interception return, Reed didn’t have the angle to get in for a score so he laterals the football to Dawan Landry to get in the end zone.
On the Panthers’ next play, Pierre was intercepted again by Ray Lewis, which was also returned for a touchdown. The Ravens scored 17 unanswered points with five minutes left in the fourth quarter.
Next week, the Baltimore Ravens host the 7-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thanksgiving weekend.
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Written by Frisco Fahs