Rice stayed in to block after the snap. The three wide receivers and Pitta ran vertical routes. Pitta hit the brakes at the 36-yard line and curled back, stopping just beyond the sticks. But that window quickly closed, and Smith and Jones could not get open on deep out routes, so Flacco tried to make something happen. He bumped into the back of one of his offensive linemen, spun around in the pocket then rolled to his right. Seeing that he only had one defender to beat, he ran toward the first-down marker, but he couldn't elude linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who tackled him after a three-yard gain.