In three road games — two of them losses — the Ravens have scored 45 total points (15 per game) and averaged 266 yards per game (166 pass, 100 rush) while committing six turnovers.
“I don’t have an explanation for it,” said wide receiver Torrey Smith, who caught four balls for 41 yards. Smith and Anquan Boldin were targeted 21 total times and finished with seven catches. “If I did, we’d fix it. I don’t know. We’re calling the same stuff, running the same stuff. But for whatever reason, we haven’t been executing on the road well.”
Flacco has been particularly poor on the road. At home this season, he’s completed 94 of 140 (67.1 percent) passes for 1,271 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. On the road this year, he’s 56 of 112 (50 percent) for 566 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions.
Flacco’s 15-yard touchdown strike to Tandon Doss early in the third quarter was Doss’ first career touchdown and gave the Ravens’ offense its first score on the road in 132 minutes, 56 seconds. It was also just about all the offense accomplished Sunday.
At halftime, Flacco, who repeatedly got balls batted in his face, had completed just 7 of 20 passes for 52 yards and two interceptions, good for a quarterback rating of 4.2. Things got a little better from there, but not by much.
“They played well, we didn’t,” Flacco said. “They are a good defense. They play physical, they play fast, and we just weren’t able to stand up to it today and give it a good fight.”