Wide receiver Steve Smith's 61-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter off a pass that deflected off the hands of Owen Daniels set the tone for the Ravens in a 38-10 dismantling of the overmatched Carolina Panthers in front of an announced 71,218 at M&T Bank Stadium.
All eyes will be on wide receiver Steve Smith, who faces the organization he played with for 13 seasons. While Joe Flacco will undoubtedly look to get Smith the ball early, he needs receivers Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones and Marlon Brown to be more involved in the passing game.
Four days before the Ravens play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium, Steve Smith was reflective. In a couple of months with his new team, he's established himself as quarterback Joe Flacco's go-to target with more than double the receiving yards than the next closest Raven. Smith has quieted some of the talk that he is in steady decline.
Baltimore Ravens: Ozzie Newsome is the patriarch of one of the NFL's most bountiful coaching trees, an impressive and expanding group of former Ravens assistants now having success as head coaches elsewhere.