The Baltimore Ravens wanted to continue to some home cooking and the Detroit Lions wanted to get back to winning ways. The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Detroit Lions 44-20. Not only did the Detroit Lions lose the game, but they might have also lost quarterback Matthew Stafford for a period of time with a hand injury. He left the game with a hand injury in the fourth quarter.
Stafford completed 24-of-29 passes for 292 yards one touchdown and one interception. Jake Rudock came in the game and replaced him. He completed 3-of-5 passes for 24 yards and one interception.
With Baltimore leading 3-0 in the second quarter, Joe Flacco threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Ben Watson. Watson caught three passes for 24 yards receiving and a touchdown. Patrick Ricard caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco later in the second. Flacco completed 23-of-36 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Wallace was the Ravens leading receiver with five catches for 116 yards receiving.
With Detroit trailing 20-0 in the third, Theo Riddick scored on a 4-yard touchdown run and Tion Green scored on a 6-yard touchdown run. Riddick finished with 21 rushing yards on nine carries and a touchdown. Riddick also caught five passes for 41 yards receiving. Green rushed for 51 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown.
Baltimore responded in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard touchdown run by Alex Collins. Detroit scored another touchdown on a 1-yard touchdown to Nick Bellore from Matthew Stafford. Marvin Jones was the leading receiver for the Lions with four catches for 90 yards receiving.
With Baltimore leading 30-20, Alex Collins scored on a 6-yard touchdown run. Collins rushed for 75 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns. Collins also had two receptions for 23 yards. Eric Weddle put the icing on the cake with a 45-yard pick six for the Ravens. Justin Tucker made three field goals for the Ravens (38, 46, and 51 yards).
The Lions will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-8) next Sunday and the Ravens will travel to face the Pittsburgh Steelers (9-2) next Sunday Night.