The Raiders scored inside of two minutes for the ninth straight time, this time on a 55-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to Darrius Heyward-Bey.
All it took for Baltimore to go 80 yards to negate that score was 1:13, with Ray Rice scoring on a 7-yard run for a 17-point halftime lead. Joe Flacco was 5-for-6 for 73 seemingly effortless yards. Flacco finished the first half 15 of 21 for 225 yards and a touchdown.
The Ravens built their lead to 20-3 on a 5-yard pass from Joe Flacco to tight end Dennis Pitta and a 42-yard Justin Tucker field goal.
The Raiders had a 22-yard field goal by Sebastian Janikowski that was more of a downer than an uplifting experience, considering Michael Huff had set up good field position at the Baltimore 19 with an interception of Flacco.
Following Huff’s interception, Flacco’s 46-yard strike to Jacoby Jones helped set up Pitta’s score.