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With a comfortable lead, the Ravens decided to go nearly exclusively to the run as the third quarter wound down.
And the scaled-back attack continued to work. Baltimore shoved the ball down the Lions’ throats with a steady dose of Willis McGahee and a mauling offensive line to take a 41-3 lead.
McGahee reeled off a 20-yard run to start the Ravens’ last series of the third quarter, then ended it with a 16-yard touchdown run.
It was McGahee’s 50th-career touchdown, and the Ravens’ fourth of the day set a franchise record for the most rushing touchdown in a single game.