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Key Coaching Decision #1: (BAL ball, trailing 21-7 / fourth-and-1, BAL 34 / 2:31 Q2)
• Baltimore, facing a fourth-and-short, decides to go for it and they convert with a Joe Flacco one-yard QB sneak. This was a good call by John Harbaugh considering his team needed to keep possession and try and get points before the half. The drive did not turn out as planned, though, as Flacco threw an interception with 1:06 left in the first half.
Key Coaching Decision #2: (CAR ball, leading 21-7 / fourth-and-7, BAL 49 / 0:05 Q2)
• With Baltimore expecting a Hail Mary pass to end the half, the Panthers run a quick pass out to Greg Olsen, who is wide open and runs for 13 yards and gets out of bounds with 2 seconds left on the clock. This sets up a 54-yard field goal attempt by Graham Gano that splits the uprights and extends the lead to 17.
• Baltimore entered the game with the top-rated defense in the league. The Panthers carved up the elite Ravens defense to the tune of 36 points and 24 first half points.
• The young skill players for the Panthers continue to shine and develop under offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Christian McCaffrey and rookie WR D.J. Moore stood out in the lopsided win. McCaffrey ended up with two touchdowns and Moore played his best game to date with over 100 yards of total offense.
• Cam Newton continues to play well and seems to be in complete control of the offense. He played a confident game and seems to be growing more comfortable in Turners’s offense. He is getting the ball out quickly and is beginning to trust his youthful and skilled play makers.
• Joe Flacco and the Ravens offense jumped out to an early 7-0 lead but then struggled for the majority of the game. Flacco turned the ball over twice and had less than 200 yards passing. Baltimore has lost two consecutive games and things don’t get easier next week as the rival Steelers come to town ready for some revenge for an early-season loss.