Boldin hurts shoulder, return doubtful (Ravens win 33-14)

Anquan Boldin’s big day has likely been cut a little short.

The Ravens wideout suffered a shoulder injury in the third quarter and is doubtful to return, the team announced.

One week after being held without a catch, Boldin responded today with seven receptions for 93 yards against the Giants.

He had much to do with the Ravens taking a 27-7 lead into the fourth quarter.

Update: The Ravens just increased their lead to 30-7 on a 30-yard field goal by Justin Tucker.

The 13-play, 62-yard scoring drive lasted 6:57. It was Baltimore’s second straight possession that lasted at least six minutes.

The Ravens have gained 451 yards with Joe Flacco passing for 309 and Ray Rice running for 99.

Update II: Rookie running back Bernard Pierce has had one heck of a day.

The Ravens’ No. 2 tailback just capitalized on a Vonta Leach block to walk through the Giants’ defensive line and sprint to the New York 1 for a 78-yard run.

That gave Pierce 123 rushing yards on 13 carries and set up Tucker’s 29-yard field goal that ups Baltimore’s lead to 33-7 with 7:25 to go.

This is Pierce’s first career 100-yard day.

The time of possession in this contest is a bit slanted. The Ravens have held the ball for more than 36 minutes while the Giants have had it for just 16:32.

Also, the Ravens have set season highs with 521 total yards and 222 rushing so far.

Update III: The Giants have cut the Ravens’ lead to 33-14 on Eli Manning’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Domenik Hixon with 3:18 to go.

Update IV: The Ravens’ three-game losing streak is history and a second straight AFC North championship has been secured.

Baltimore just completed a 33-14 victory over the Giants where the offense was back to the dominating form that led to the team’s hot start to the year.

The Ravens put up their most rushing and total yards of the season in keeping New York reeling.

Now with Baltimore at 10-5, next week’s game at Cincinnati has been rendered nearly meaningless. The Ravens have the division in hand and can’t fall below the fourth seed, ensuring a home playoff game.