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Ravens rout Dolphins, 40-0, but lose starting quarterback Joe Flacco to a concussion

Ravens rout Dolphins, 40-0, but lose starting quarterback Joe Flacco to a concussion

For the first time in several weeks, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looked comfortable. He was going through his reads, moving around fluidly in the pocket and finding open receivers. On the team’s second drive, he made one of his best throws all season, dropping the ball in between Miami Dolphins defensive backs Bobby McCain and Nate Allen and into the arms of wide receiver Jeremy Maclin for a 34-yard touchdown.

However, Flacco’s night came to a premature end late in the second quarter on a nasty and illegal hit by Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso. As he slid feet-first to complete a 9-yard run, Flacco was struck in the head by a flying forearm delivered by Alonso. The blow knocked...

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