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Flacco shines as Ravens rout Jaguars

Joe Flacco completed 27-of-36 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns, as the Baltimore Ravens blitzed the Jacksonville Jaguars, 48-17, in exhibition action.

Torrey Smith posted a game-best 103 receiving yards on eight receptions for the Ravens, who were coming off a loss last Friday to Detroit. Tyrod Taylor added 139 yards and two scores on 7-of-9 completions.

Bobby Rainey, LaQuan Williams, Tommy Streeter and Anquan Boldin each posted a TD catch in the rout.

Blaine Gabbert threw for 117 yards on just 11-of-21 efficiency for the Jaguars, who had beaten the Giants and Saints in consecutive weeks to kick off the preseason.

Justin Blackmon totaled 72 yards on four grabs, Rashad Jennings picked up 57 yards on 13 carries and Richard Murphy added a rushing score in defeat.

Baltimore turned a 17-3 halftime edge into a comfortable 27-3 margin heading to the fourth after Flacco connected on an eight-yard score to Vonta leach and Taylor hit Williams for an eight-yard connection.

Antonio Dennard returned a pick 45 yards and Murphy ran for a 13-yard touchdown in the fourth for the Jags, but Taylor posted a five-yard run for a score, Rainey hauled in a 48-yard TD from Taylor and Curtis Painter capped the scoring on a 33-yard scoring throw to Streeter.