Ravens beat Bucs, 44-16 in preseason opener

12:07 AM, Aug 9, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, FL-- The Baltimore Ravens rolled over the Bucs, 44-16 in Thursday night's preseason opener.

The Bucs had 7 starters on the inactive list.  The other healthy starters played 2 series.

They turned the ball over 4 times, one on a Chris Owusu fumbled punt that turned into a touchdown.  They also had a punt blocked for a touchdown.

The Ravens scored 3 touchdowns in a span of 5 minutes, at the end of the first half, and the beginning of the second half.

Rookie QB Mike Glennon played most of the game for the Bucs. He's 11-23 passing, for 169 yards, and an interception.

"Certainly, we got sloppy," said head coach Greg Schiano after the loss.  "We have young guys, and a lot of these guys, it was their first time in an NFL game.  We've got a long way to go as a football team, but the good thing is we have three more preseason games and a lot of time to get better."

 

The Ravens opened the 3rd quarter with an 80-yard drive, culminating in a 21-yard touchdown pass from Tyrod Taylor to LaQuan Williams... 31-13 Ravens.

Derek Dimke booted his 3rd field goal of the game, with 23 seconds left in the quarter- 31-16 Ravens.

 

The Baltimore Ravens scored two touchdowns in the final 34 seconds of the first half to take a 24-13 lead over the Bucs.

The Bucs' first score came after a Danny Gorrer interception of Joe Flacco. The offense drove the ball 56 yards, and kicker Derek Dimke converted with a 29 yard field goal for a 3-0 lead.

On rookie QB Mike Glennon's first pass attempt he completed a 61-yard bomb to TE Tom Crabtree. That was the key play in a scoring drive that resulted in a Dimke 35-yard field goal to give the Bucs a 6-0 lead.

After Chris Owusu fumbled a punt, Bernard Pierce ran for a 20-yard touchdown that put the Ravens in front 7-6.

The Bucs regained the lead on a 3-yard touchdown run from Brian Leonard... 13-7 Bucs.

After a Justin Tucker, the Ravens took the lead when Tampa native Anthony Allen scored on a 2-yard run... 17-13 Ravens.

Then, with nine seconds left in the half, the Bucs' Chas Henry had a punt blocked in his own end zone. LaQuan Williams recovered for the touchdown... 24-13 Ravens, at the half.

QB Josh Freeman was 4-7 passing, for 34 yards, on 14 snaps covering 2 series.

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