Ravens Wear Down Falcons 24-10
BALTIMORE (AP) _ B.J. Sams proved to be more elusive than Michael Vick _ and far more productive. Sams returned six kicks for 212 yards, Jamal Lewis scored three touchdowns and the Baltimore Ravens wore down the Atlanta Falcons in the second half for a 24-10 victory Sunday.
It was the fourth straight victory for the Ravens (8-2), who failed to score before halftime against a short-handed Atlanta defense but rallied behind Sams, whose long runbacks set up two third-quarter touchdowns.
The Ravens then clinched it with an 87-yard drive that lasted more than eight minutes. Lewis finished the 15-play march with a touchdown run with 3:02 left, giving Baltimore a 24-10 lead.
Lewis ran for 91 yards on 22 carries. The three touchdowns _ on runs of 2, 16 and 5 yards _ matched his career high.
Vick ran for 54 yards on six carries, but was sacked five times for 45 yards in losses and completed only 11 of 27 passes for 127 yards.
It was the third straight loss for the Falcons (5-5).