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T.J. Lang

Ravens finally find their deep passing game

Ravens finally find their deep passing game

It might seem simplistic to suggest that wide receiver Mike Wallace’s 66-yard catch off a long pass from Joe Flacco ignited the Ravens’ 44-20 rout of the Detroit Lions at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. But it did lead to a 1-yard touchdown pass from Flacco to tight end Benjamin Watson that kick-started the offense’s most explosive showing of the season.

But when Detroit coach and former Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell was asked to assess what happened to his defense, he circled back to Wallace’s play near the start of the second quarter.

“Wallace got loose on the one, which, obviously, he’s one of those guys that can take the top off your defense if you’re not in...