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Baltimore Ravens whip Buccaneers as Joe Flacco has career day

The five touchdowns by Joe Flacco was a career-high.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers never appeared to show up for their Week 6 home game vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Joe Flacco picked apart a lifeless Bucs secondary on his way to the best game of his 7-year NFL career, and Baltimore won easily.

The game was effectively over as soon as it began based on the lack of effort by Tampa. threw five touchdowns in the first 15:51 of the game as Baltimore took a commanding 38-0 lead in the first half. Flacco threw two TDs to Torrey Smith, one to Kamar Aiken, one to Steve Smith and one to rookie Michael Campanaro.

The five touchdowns by Flacco was a career-high, and he looked unstoppable vs. Tampa, which says more about their defense than it does about Flacco.

Running back Justin Forsett rushed for 111 yards on just 14 carries.

Still, Baltimore improved to 4-2 and remain on pace to rebound from their disastrous 8-8 campaign a year ago.