Slaughterhouse Five: #5 Throws 5 TDs As Ravens Smash Bucs

Featured, Sports and Bets — October 12, 2014 at 6:49 pm by

That’s exactly what we needed around here.  After agonizing over the Orioles and their pair of tough home losses, it was extremely refreshing to watch the Ravens decimate an overmatched Tampa Bay team.  This game was the hell over by the end of the first quarter.  It was so bad that I almost felt sorry for Tampa QB, Mike Glennon.  Almost.

The Birds opened the Sunday festivities with five Joe Flacco touchdown passes; two to Torrey Smith, one to Steve Smith Sr., one to Kamar Aiken, and one to rookie Michael Campanaro.  Everybody was involved.  The Ravens ran with authority, averaging 4.8 yards per carry for the game, and they passed with ease;  Flacco wasn’t touched and he completed 21 of 29 passes for 306 yards.  The Ravens totaled 475 yards of offense.  This was a walk over, folks.

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With 13:56 remaining in the second quarter, Joe Flacco hit Senior for a 56 yard touchdown strike.  At that point it was 35-0.

On the defensive side the Ravens dominated in the first half as well.  Glennon had no chance, getting sacked and harassed at every turn.   The Ravens finished the game with five sacks; Suggs was a force and Elvis Dumervil was unblockable.  The Bucs couldn’t pick up blitzes either, and if Glennon wasn’t getting hammered from the edge, his grill was taking a beating from the onslaught occurring right in front of his face.

The Buccaneers were overmatched from a talent perspective and the Ravens came out razor-sharp.  Advantage purple and black. That advantage turned Raven-James Stadium into a slaughterhouse.

Other Game Notes

My only complaint was that the starters didn’t come out sooner.  No sense in getting your big money players hurt in garbage time of a laughter.

John Urchel started at left guard and James Hurst started at left tackle.  Both played well.  The Ravens did most their running to the right, but when asked to create holes on the left they did, and Flacco wasn’t sacked.  It was much improved over last week’s o-line debacle.

Torrey Smith was in the game plan early and often.  He caught four passes for 51 yards.  He also scored the first two Raven touchdowns.  It seemed Gary Kubiak and Joe Flacco made a concerted effort to get Torrey the rock.  Smart move.  After hearing all the shit all weekend from the public and press in regards to Torrey’s slow start, getting Torrey involved so he could make plays will be good for his psyche.  Reports of his demise look to be much exaggerated.


Senior is angry and he makes big plays.  I wish he was 27 and signed here for six years.


Joe Flacco completed passes to eight different receivers, including two passes to massive rookie tight end Crockett Gillmore.  Welcome to the offense, babes.

The defense played shitty in the second half, but by that point it didn’t matter.  Prevent and stay healthy become the focus when up by 40.

The Bengals tied the Panthers today. We’ll see them (Bungles) in two weeks.  That’ll be a biggie.


But first the Falcons come to town next Sunday for an interesting cross-conference matchup.

Let’s Go Ravens!


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