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11 Numbers To Rave About vs. Bucs


Wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. has played in 188 games during his 14 years in the NFL, and he had never seen a start like the Ravens offense had Sunday.

Elvis Dumervil, a nine-year veteran, said the same thing.

"I've played with some pretty good offenses, but for sure this was probably the most impressive start ever," he said.

The numbers back up Dumervil's assumption. Just about everything went right for the Ravens from the time they first took the field, and by the time it was over they had delivered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 48-17 thumping.

Here's a closer look at some of the numbers from the impressive victory:

5: The number of touchdown passes quarterback Joe Flacco threw in the victory, which was a career high for the seven-year veteran. Flacco tied quarterback Tony Banks for the franchise record, which was a mark he set in 2000.

16:03: The amount of time (16 minutes, three seconds) it took for Flacco to throw the five touchdowns, which was the fastest five touchdown passes were completed in a game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. Flacco crushed the previous record (28:09), which was set by Ben Roethlisberger in 2007.

146.0: Flacco's quarterback rating, which broke a franchise record that Flacco set earlier in the season. He set his previous career high in Week 4 against Carolina (137.4), but that record was short lived. Those performances give Flacco two of the NFL's top eight single-game passer ratings this season.

48: The Ravens scored more points Sunday than they ever had on the road. The 48-point performance was the second-highest total in franchise history, trailing only the 55-point outing against Oakland during the Super Bowl season in 2012.

2009: The last time running back Justin Forsett ran for more than 100 yards in a game. He topped the century mark against the Bucs, running for 111 yards on 14 carries.

6.4: Forsett's average yards per carry this season, which is currently the best mark in the NFL. The Ravens' running back also ranks fifth in the league with a total of 408 rushing yards this year. 

0: The number of times Flacco was hit in the victory. The offensive line protected Flacco all day, despite being without starting left tackle Eugene Monroe and left guard Kelechi Osemele. There are now four games this season where Flacco has gone without getting sacked.

15: The times the Ravens hit Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon. While Flacco had time to throw and was comfortable in the pocket, the Ravens' front seven made Sunday a nightmare for Glennon. He was constantly under pressure and that was a big part of the defense's success.

110: Receiving yards for Smith Sr. He had five catches and a touchdown, and crossed the 100-yard mark for his fourth time in six games with the Ravens. Smith has now tied a Ravens' record with four games over 100 receiving yards this season. Smith leads the NFL in 100-yard receiving games this season, and is fifth with 573 receiving yards.

8: The number of players that caught passes in the game. Flacco spread the ball around, as Smith Sr., Torrey Smith, Michael Campanaro, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Crockett Gillmore, Owen Daniels, Kyle Juszczyk and Kamar Aiken all had receptions.

224, 20: The net yards the Ravens and the Bucs racked up, respectively, in the first quarter. The Ravens scored touchdowns on their first five drives of the game, while the Bucs opened with an interception and four straight punts.

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