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Steve Smith Goes Off in First Game vs. Panthers

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 28, 2014

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Baltimore Ravens receiver Steve Smith wasted no time Sunday in making his former team pay for cutting him.

Smith spent the first 13 years of his career with the Carolina Panthers, but the team released him this past offseason. With the Panthers in Baltimore this weekend, he was on top of his game from the start.

The veteran wideout scored a 61-yard touchdown on 3rd-and-2 in the second quarter. It was no ordinary touchdown, however. Ravens tight end Owen Daniels tipped the pass, but Smith was in the right place at the right time.

That touchdown led to the Ravens breaking out Smith's signature phrase.

BALTIMORE RAVENS @Ravens

Ice up son.

In the final minutes of the first half, Smith caught a 21-yard pass for his second score of the game.

He celebrated the touchdown by "taking a drink" out of the football.

via CBS Broadcast

Smith's second touchdown gave the Ravens a 21-7 lead. The ex-Panther made five catches for 122 yards and two scores in the first half.

All told, Smith finished with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-10 victory over his former team. Smith was very proud of his efforts postgame.

[VineBaltimore Ravens, CSN Baltimore]

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