Ravens Report

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TOP-RANKED NO LONGER: Peyton Manning shredded the NFL's No. 1 pass defense, throwing for 271 yards and three touchdowns. Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister was beaten twice for touchdowns by Marvin Harrison.

RUNNING ON EMPTY: The Ravens couldn't exploit the league's worst run defense, gaining 51 yards on 19 carries (a 2.7-yard average). On the first three drives of the game - before the game got out of hand - the Ravens managed only 8 yards on three carries.

FLACCO FLOPPING: Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco continued to regress, throwing a season-high three interceptions and fumbling twice (the Ravens recovered both). It took until four minutes left in the third quarter before the Ravens reached the red zone.

TROUBLESOME TACKLING: One of the worst tackling efforts in Ravens history came when Dominic Rhodes broke a 38-yard run late in the first half. One by one, five Ravens - Trevor Pryce, Ray Lewis, Jim Leonhard, Jarret Johnson and Frank Walker - tried to bring him down before Bart Scott made the tackle.

INJURY CONCERNS: Guard Marshal Yanda (right knee sprain), returner Yamon Figurs (left knee bruise), offensive tackle Jared Gaither (shoulder and knee) and safety Tom Zbikowski (shoulder) all suffered injuries. The most serious appears to be Yanda, who walked out of the locker room on crutches. He will have a magnetic resonance imaging today.

THEY SAID IT: "Obviously a disappointing performance. We got what we deserved, and that's what happens when you play the way we did. But I will say this: I like the way our team continued to compete. They are mighty men, and I think we've got a great future in front of us. I can't wait to see where we go from here." - John Harbaugh (below) after his largest margin of defeat as Ravens coach.

COMING ATTRACTION: The Ravens look for their first road victory in more than a year when they play the Miami Dolphins, who lost to the previously winless Houston Texans in the final seconds.


Sunday, 1 p.m. TV: Ch. 13

Line: Dolphins by 3

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