Lions Ravens Quarter By Quarter

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Lions 3 And Ravens 48

December 14, 2009

Lions .... .... 0 .. .. . 3 ... 0 . .. 0 ... .. . 3

Ravens .. ..... 3 .. .. 17 .. 21 .. . 7 ..... .. 48


Ravens 3 Lions 0

The first quarter was much of the same for the Ravens. Bad mistakes and penalties continued to hinder them, even against a two-win Lions team. Ray Rice took off for 52 yards to move the Ravens to the Detroit 14-yard line. But after he rushed two times for little gain, Rice fumbled a screen pass and wide receiver Demetrius Williams couldn't fall on it and knocked it through the end zone. In a later series, the Ravens got inside the red zone again, but a holding call on Marshal Yanda moved them back. They had to settle for a field goal.

Ravens: Cundiff 38 FG, :40

Lions Ravens

Rushing 69 94

Passing 23 34

Total yards 92 128

Time of poss. 8:48 6:12

2 Ravens 20 Lions 3

The Ravens finally got some big plays from the offense. First, it was Derrick Mason bouncing off two defenders to take a catch-and-run 62 yards for his sixth touchdown of the season to put the Ravens up 10-0. After the Lions kicked a field goal, Rice scored on a 59-yard run off left tackle. He was instrumental in the Ravens' field goal, taking a pass from Flacco 30 yards to inside the 5. The Ravens again faltered inside the red zone, with a holding penalty, but tacked on a field goal.

Ravens: Mason 62 pass from Flacco (Cundiff kick), 11:56

Lions: Hanson 22 FG, 4:32

Ravens: Rice 59 run (Cundiff kick), 3:32

Ravens: Cundiff 25 FG, 1:10

Lions Ravens

Rushing 30 78

Passing 52 109

Total yards 82 187

Time of poss. 11:35 3:25


Ravens 41 Lions 3

The Ravens' offense took the opening kickoff of the second half and never let up. They scored 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to put this one away early. The opening drive was a mix of Rice and Willis McGahee, with a 34-yard pass to Williams thrown in, before Le'Ron McClain punched the ball in from the 3. The next two scoring drives for the Ravens were six plays each, one covering 61 yards, capped by a McGahee 8-yard run, and the other one covering 63 yards, capped by McGahee's 19-yard run.

Ravens: McClain 3 run (Cundiff kick), 8:50

Ravens: McGahee 8 run (Cundiff kick), 4:16

Ravens: McGahee 19 run (Cundiff kick), :51

Lions Ravens

Rushing 0 96

Passing 14 87

Total yards 14 183

Time of poss. 3:25 11:35


Ravens 48 Lions 3

After the Ravens scored 21 points in the third quarter to put the game far out of reach, the Ravens took pride in not allowing the Lions to score again. The defense held Detroit on a fourth-and-1 from the Lions' 23-yard line, giving the Ravens excellent field position. Backup quarterback Troy Smith needed just three plays, capped by his 15-yard run. Detroit went for it on three fourth downs in the final quarter and failed to convert any of them, including two fourth-and-1 situations.

Ravens: Smith 15 run (Cundiff kick), 5:02

Lions Ravens

Rushing 4 40

Passing 37 10

Total yards 41 50

Time of poss. 6:27 8:33

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