Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Ted Ginn Jr. ran back a punt 74 yards for a
score and the Carolina Panthers added three defensive touchdowns in a 34-27
preseason win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Drayton Florence and D.J. Moore each ran back interceptions for scores, while
Thomas Davis pounced on a fumble for a touchdown.
Two of the defensive TDs came when Joe Flacco was running Baltimore's offense.
Flacco completed 18-of-24 passes for 169 yards with a TD and two picks and
played into the third quarter. Ray Rice rushed for 62 yards and a score for
the defending Super Bowl champions.
Cam Newton finished 10-of-19 for 99 yards through the air for the Panthers.
Rice scored off left guard from a yard out to complete a 69-yard drive that
took nine plays to cap Baltimore's opening possession.
Ginn, who owns six return touchdowns (3 kickoffs, 3 punts) over six NFL
seasons and finished third in the NFC with a 10.3 average taking back punts
while with San Francisco last year, showed off his speed on his punt return
for a TD with 5:12 left in the opening quarter. He evaded an early tackle and
cut back to the middle before moving to the right sideline on the race to the
Flacco's pass attempt to Tandon Doss over the middle early in the second
quarter was picked off by Florence, who darted 71 yards to put the Panthers
The Ravens then fumbled the ball away two plays into their next drive.
Linebacker Luke Kuechly stripped Bernard Pierce in the backfield and Davis
made a sliding recovery while barely breaking the plane of the goal line.
Another drive by Flacco ended in a turnover before the halftime. On 2nd-and-6
from the Carolina 10, Flacco's pass over the middle was picked off by Kuechly.
Graham Gano booted a 54-yard field goal with 37 seconds left for a 24-7
Justin Tucker split the uprights from 32 yards out early the third, and
Flacco threw his only TD pass of the night to undrafted rookie Marlon Brown,
a 24-yard strike over the middle with 7:39 left in the quarter.
Gano booted a 42-yard field goal and Moore stepped in front of rookie tight
end Matt Furstenburg to pick off Tyrod Taylor and rumbled 33 yards to the end
zone for a 34-17 cushion with 43 seconds to go in the third.
Damien Berry scored on a 10-yard run in the fourth and Tucker nailed a 36-yad
kick with 7:10 left, but Carolina ran out most of the remaining time.
A prayer pass from Caleb Hanie near midfield was knocked away close to the end
zone on the final play.
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