Ravens 'make a statement' in blowout of Rams
Monday, September 26, 2011
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- The Baltimore Ravens returned to form in record-breaking fashion, using their second blowout in three games to obliterate the memory of their puzzling defeat one week earlier.
The St. Louis Rams had the misfortune of being next on Baltimore's schedule after the Ravens followed their season-opening 35-7 rout of the Pittsburgh Steelers with a perplexing 26-13 loss to the rebuilding Tennessee Titans.
Baltimore raced to 21-0 lead in the first quarter Sunday and amassed a franchise-record 533 yards in offense in the 37-7 victory. It marked the ninth straight time the Ravens followed a loss with a victory.
Harbaugh was a loss Monday to explain Baltimore's bounce-back performance, but wide receiver Anquan Boldin says the team wanted to "make a statement."
The Ravens next play at home Sunday night against the New York Jets.