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Steve Smith shows Panthers he's still got game, scoring twice in Ravens' 38-10 rout

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure form Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) pulls in a touchdown pass under pressure form Carolina Panthers cornerback Melvin White (23) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) breaks a tackle by Carolina Panthers outside linebacker A.J. Klein (56) and middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) and runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett (29) breaks a tackle by Carolina Panthers outside linebacker A.J. Klein (56) and middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) and runs for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  (The Associated Press)

  • Carolina Panthers free safety Thomas DeCoud (21) breaks up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Carolina Panthers free safety Thomas DeCoud (21) breaks up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) during the first half of an NFL football game in Baltimore, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)  (The Associated Press)

Steve Smith punished his former team with seven catches for 139 yards and two touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Carolina Panthers 38-10 on Sunday.

Smith spent 13 seasons with Carolina before he was released in a cost-cutting move during the offseason. The 35-year-old receiver showed the Panthers he can still make the big play, scoring twice in the second quarter to help put Baltimore (3-1) in front 21-7 at halftime.

The first touchdown came when Smith grabbed a pass that deflected off the right hand of teammate Owen Daniels. He caught the ball in stride and took it into the end zone to complete a 61-yard play.

Smith also scored from 21 yards out with a diving reception.

Joe Flacco went 22 of 31 for 327 yards and three touchdowns, the other a 24-yarder to Torrey Smith.

Carolina (2-2) has lost two straight, both in lopsided fashion against AFC North foes.

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