Not too sure what it is about the Baltimore Ravens and the NFC North, but the Ravens tied their biggest offensive output in their history which was against the Green Bay Packers in 2005, as they totally overwhelmed the Detroit Lions today in the rain and cold at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The final score was 48-3, but the game was pretty much over by halftime with the Ravens ahead 20-3.
With Ray Rice running all over the Lions and totaling over 200 yards of combined rushing and receiving yards, Baltimore racked up over 300 yards on the ground alone. Combined with a 13 for 20, 230 yard, one TD performance by QB Joe Flacco, the Ravens rolled over the Lions with over 500 yards of total offense.
Beating the Detroit Lions are one thing, and they might just do the same thing when the Chicago Bears come here, but can they consistently do this type of thing with the better teams, namely the Pittsburgh Steelers and then perhaps in the playoffs? The teams that were just ahead of the Ravens in the Wild Card race lost today, so the post season is absolutely still within reach with only three weeks left in the regular season.
Let's revel in today's complete victory and hope we come out of the game healthy and confident to do the same thing when the Bears come to town next Sunday afternoon.