The two have connected for two of Flacco’s six completions, and both have gone for touchdowns. The latest was a 31-yard loft to Boldin that drew the Ravens even with the Redskins at 14-14 nearly five minutes into the second quarter.
In all, it was a nine-play, 77-yard drive that lasted 4:29. The Ravens have been able to pass overtop of the league’s worst air defense, and if they want to keep up with Washington, they’ll probably have to keep doing.
Forcing turnovers wouldn’t hurt, either, and Baltimore just came up with its first takeaway. Alfred Morris fumbled and Paul Kruger recovered, giving the Ravens the ball at the Redskins’ 14-yard line.
Kruger now has a sack and a fumble recovery in the first half, and Baltimore is on the verge of taking its first lead.
Update: Off the turnover, Baltimore has taken its first lead on Flacco’s third touchdown pass of the day - a 14-yard dart to Dennis Pitta. That makes it 21-14 Baltimore with 8:39 remaining in the second quarter.
Flacco is 7-for-10 for 103 yards, three scores and no interceptions.
Update II: The Ravens take a 21-14 advantage to the locker room after a first half full of offense.
The Redskins outgained Baltimore 259-218 in the first two quarters. But Morris’ lost fumble turned into seven Ravens points and gave the visiting team the lead.
Flacco finished the half an efficient 10-for-13 for 127 yards and three touchdowns. Ray Rice had a strong half with seven rushes for 71 yards.
Pitta had four catches for 43 yards and a touchdown while Boldin added his two touchdown receptions.
All in all, a good half for the Ravens, who start the second half with a chance to extend their lead to two scores.