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Ravens throttle Raiders to improve to 7-2

Oakland Raiders v Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Cornerback Cary Williams #29 of the Baltimore Ravens breaks up a pass intended for wide receiver Denarius Moore #17 of the Oakland Raiders during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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There are games that are closer than the score indicates.

The Ravens 55-20 win over the Raiders was not one of those games.

The Ravens tied a franchise record with 48 points — in the third quarter. And their final total was the most in the league this year.

And they kept scoring, putting up points in almost any way you can imagine, including a 105-yard kickoff return touchdown by Jacoby Jones. The Ravens even scored on a fake field goal run by punter Sam Koch in the third quarter, a score that made it 48-17.

Raiders (3-6) quarterback Carson Palmer had nice fantasy stats, with 368 yards and two touchdowns.

But they couldn’t stop the Ravens offense, which picked them apart in the first half and played maintenance football for much of the second.

Joe Flacco was 21-of-33 for 341 yards and three touchdown, and the Ravens improved to 7-2.