Before more than 71,000, the Ravens destroyed another NFC South Club. They have now outscored the Falcons, Buccaneers and Panthers, 115-34. Including a 76-7 edge in the first half.
The lone score for Atlanta came very late in the 4th, and with 1:46 remaining in the game the Ravens would decide to go for it on a 4th & 9. Joe Flacco connected with Torrey Smith for and 81–yard catch and score. That would be T. Smith’s fourth TD of the season, also with that catch in the 4th quarter, he is now third in receptions in franchise history, and is only behind Derrick Mason (471 for 5,777 yards) and Todd Heap (467 for 5,492 yards).
“We felt like we had to take a shot. They had been playing cover zero on every snap. Honestly, I wanted to do it on first down. But that’s probably a sign of disrespect. We really had no choice but to throw the ball and finish with the ball in our hands, instead of giving them a shot,” Smith said.