DETROIT - Elvis Dumervil, whose consecutive game streak came to an end on Dec. 8 against Minnesota, was active for the Baltimore Ravens' game on Monday night against the Detroit Lions.
Dumervil, who sprained his left ankle on Thanksgiving against Pittsburgh, returned after seeing his 103-game consecutive game streak end.
TYSON WAS BIG: DeAngelo Tyson recorded his first career interception to end Detroit's first drive of the second half. The second-year defensive end snared a tipped pass intended for Reggie Bush, giving Baltimore the ball on its own 27. It was the first turnover of the game.
Tyson, who has played 21 games in his first two years, got his first two sacks on Nov. 10 and 17 against Cincinnati and Chicago.
BIG PLAY TORREY: With his 25-yard catch in the first quarter, Torrey Smith set a franchise record with 36 catches of at least 25 yards. In just his third season, Smith passed Derrick Mason, who played six seasons with Baltimore.
BIG PLAY CALVIN: Calvin Johnson became the first player in NFL history to record 5,000 receiving yards in three seasons. Entering the game, Johnson needed just four yards for 5K.
Matthew Stafford has now thrown for 4,000 yards three straight seasons.
RUN GAME STALLS IN FIRST HALF: The Ravens gained 43 yards in the first half on the ground. Bernard Pierce and Ray Rice combined for just 30 yards, and Joe Flacco ran for 13 on two carries.
Rice got untracked early in the third quarter, running for 15, helping to set up Tucker's fourth field goal.
NFC NORTH WOES: Entering Monday night's game, Baltimore had never won a game in an NFL North Stadium, losing eight games. They're 0-3 in Green Bay and Chicago and lost once at Minnesota and in their previous game here in 2005.
WARM INSIDE: After their escapade in the snow eight days before, the Ravens got to play indoors for the first time since they won the Super Bowl. It was 12 degrees in Detroit as game time neared.
Under John Harbaugh, they were 3-4 in domes entering this game.
RAY'S HERE: Ray Lewis was at Ford Field in his role for ESPN. He did talk to some of his former teammates before the game. It was the second time he's seen his former team play. On Sept. 22, Lewis was honored in the team's Ring of Honor at M&T Bank Stadium.
PRIME TIME: Baltimore played its third game of the season in prime time. They played twice on Thursday night, the season opener on Sept. 5 in Denver and on Thanksgiving against Pittsburgh.
Sunday's game against New England was supposed to be NBC's Sunday night presentation, but the network has opted to show Chicago-Philadelphia instead. The Patriots-Ravens game has been moved to 4:25 p.m.
It's possible that the final game of the season on Dec. 29 in Cincinnati could be NBC's Sunday night feature. That game won't be picked until Sunday.
SITTING IT OUT: The Ravens' inactives were safeties Brynden Trawick, Omar Brown, running back Bernard Scott, center Ryan Jensen, wide receiver Deonte Thompson, linebacker John Simon and defensive tackle Brandon Williams.
Reggie Bush, who missed last week's game for the Lions with a calf injury, was active.
Reach correspondent Rich Dubroff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Pro Football
- Baltimore Ravens
- Elvis Dumervil
- Detroit Lions
- Ray Rice
- DeAngelo Tyson
- Ray Lewis
- Reggie Bush
- National Football Conference
- New England Patriots
- Matthew Stafford
- Calvin Johnson
- Torrey Smith
- Deonte Thompson
- Omar Brown
- Bernard Scott
- Brandon Williams (football, linebacker)
- Bernard Pierce
- Ryan Jensen