Touchdowns are expected of wide receiver Anquan Boldin and tight end Todd Heap, but Marcus Smith?
That's exactly what the wide receiver did, hauling in an 11-yard pass from reserve quarterback Troy Smith that capped the Ravens' 24-10 win against the New York Giants at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday night.
The play was based on reads that both quarterback and wide receiver had made during the course of the scoring drive in the fourth quarter.
"We knew that they were leveled off man-to-man," Marcus Smith said. "If I got inside, I would have leverage. All he had to do was put it high enough for me to go get it, and that's what he did."
Smith's four catches for 29 yards dwarfed his preseason totals of one reception for six yards in the first two contests. Smith was also pleased that he could end his touchdown drought.
"It's over now, it's out of the way," he said. "The first one's done. Going into the season, after 2½ years, I definitely feel like now, we can go ahead and just move on. Just keep getting better and keep making plays."