Joe Flacco was nearly flawless Sunday in throwing for 306 yards and five touchdowns Sunday, leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 48-17 rout of the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Baltimore (4-2) scored on six straight possessions to begin the game , with Flacco throwing for TDs on the first five.

Torrey Smith caught the first two, while Kamar Aiken, Michael Campanaro and Steve Smith had the others as the Ravens rebounded from a disappointing road loss to Indianapolis.

Tampa Bay (1-5) was embarrassed for the second time in six games under coach Lovie Smith. The Bucs were beaten 56-14 at Atlanta on Sept. 18, but rebounded from that debacle with a win over Pittsburgh and an overtime loss at New Orleans, outings that left Smith feeling his team was headed in the right direction.

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