Oakland Doesn't Feel Like Showing Up Today; Ravens Take Advantage

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IOctober 26, 2008

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Ravens 29, Raiders 10

What happened? Oakland was on top of the world after an overtime win last week against the New York Jets. Today they were back to being the laughing stock of the NFL after a 29-10 blowout in Baltimore. The game was so bad Troy Smith played.

The Raiders knew it was going to be bad when Jamarcus Russell was sacked in the end zone by Jameel McClain. It was 2-0 at the end of the first but it was the second quarter that got the Ravens going. To start off the second, Joe Flacco led a drive down field that ended with a Willis McGahee 1-yard touchdown run to put Baltimore up 9-0. McGahee had 58 yards on 23 carries.

Oh wait it did not stop there. Joe Flacco was at it again with a 70-yard touchdown pass to Demetrius Williams. This put the gaqme to 16-0 and a Matt Stover field goal would put the Ravens up 19-0 by the end of the half and pretty much end the game.

Oakland wouldn’t score til the third on a Janikowski field goal and then a 2-yard touchdown pass from Russell to Justin Griffith.

Russell was 15/33 with 233 yards and had pick with the touchdown.

His counter part Joe Flacco had 140 yards with a touchdown. Troy Smith completed one pass for 43 yards.