Lions unable to overcome Baltimore Ravens 44-20

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BALTIMORE, Md. – The Detroit Lions fell behind the Baltimore Ravens 20-0 and never recovered en route to a 44-20 setback in a battle of 6-5 squads at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Ravens entered the game as 2.5-point favorites over the Lions.

On Sunday, Detroit and Baltimore traded possessions until Justin Tucker’s 38-yard field goal with 5:57 to go in the opening period gave the Ravens a 3-0 edge. That score stood until the initial break.

Baltimore tacked on its first touchdown with 11:52 remaining in the first half when quarterback Joe Flacco hit tight end Benjamin Watson with a 1-yard scoring strike to put the Ravens up 10-0.

Soon thereafter, Lions signal-caller Matthew Stafford fumbled the ball away and Baltimore was soon up 17-0 after Flacco connected with rookie fullback Patrick Ricard for a 3-yard touchdown with 6:54 left until intermission.

The Ravens then went ahead 20-0 when Tucker booted a 46-yard field goal on the final play of the first half.

The Lions came right out of the locker room, drove and scored on a 4-yard run by Theo Riddick to close to within 20-7 at the 12:11 juncture of the third period.

Detroit then trimmed the margin to 20-13, Baltimore scored to take control 27-13 and the Lions came right back to slice the bulge to 27-20 in the final frame. Another Tucker field goal set the deficit at 30-20 with 6:54 to go.

Stafford suffered a hand injury during the finale and left the game for good. He was replaced by former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock.

The Ravens got on the board again for a 37-20 advantage with exactly 4:00 showing on the clock.

Rudock then threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown to set the gap at 44-20 with 2:26 remaining. That also wound up being the final score.

The Lions are now 6-6 going into a trip to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next Sunday afternoon.

The Ravens now stand 7-5 entering a road game with the Pittsburgh Steelers next Sunday night at Heinz Field.



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1 Comment

  • Old Bob

    I hope they don’t win another game until their owner wakes up and removes any and all players who disrespect the American flag and the brave people that fought for our freedom.

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