BALTIMORE -- The Raiders mostly shrugged off a third-quarter trick play that resulted in a touchdown for an opponent that already had a 24-point lead.

Holder Sam Koch ran 7 yards on a fake field goal to put the Baltimore Ravens up 48-17 with 5:40 left in the third quarter en route to a 55-20 victory over the Raiders on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Said Raiders coach Dennis Allen: "Nothing surprised me. Our job is to stop them, and we have to stop them."

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly asked a reporter, "You're up 40-something in the third quarter, would you run a fake field goal?" When the answer was "no," Kelly said, "OK. But at the end of the day. We've got to stop it. So that's all that matters."

Baltimore coach John Harbaugh said the fake was put in during the week if the Raiders presented a specific alignment.

"The thinking was it was an overload look," Harbaugh said. "They've got eight guys on one side of the formation, and if it's inside the 10-yard line and they give you that formation, then we're going to take it."

Raiders cornerback Michael Huff said, "We're all grown men. If they run it, we've got to stop it."

Koch, the Ravens' punter, ran slightly to his left and went untouched into the end zone. He said he didn't notice if the Raiders were upset.

"Not that I know of," Koch said. "I was too busy doing high-fives and spiking the ball."


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  • Running back Taiwan Jones carried just twice for six yards and one pass for seven yards as Marcel Reece (13 carries for 48 yards) and recently promoted practice squad player Jeremy Stewart (7 carries, 22 yards) got most of the work with Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson staying behind because of injuries.

    Citing Jones' injuries and ball-security issues, Allen said, "We have to know when he goes into the game, he's going to know what to do and he's going to protect the football and he's got to be able to stay healthy ... as he improves those things, he'll get more playing time." Jones was hoping to carry the ball more, but said he alone is responsible for his playing time.

    "It's my job to earn their trust," Jones said. "All I can do is give them all I've got and practice hard."

  • Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey grew up within shouting distance of M&T Bank Stadium in Owings Mills, Md., and bounced off none other than future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed to complete a 55-yard touchdown reception from Carson Palmer.

    "Carson threw it on faith because we had been working on that -- just to be there at the same time," Heyward-Bey said. "I saw Ed Reed coming down so I kind of protected myself and I didn't go down so I just went for the end zone."

    Reed left the game with a stinger that isn't believed to be serious.

  • On their first possession, the Raiders faced a fourth-and-1 at the Baltimore 44 and decided to go for the first down.

    Guard Mike Brisiel stepped on the foot of Palmer as he dropped back to pass. Palmer fell to the ground and took a 4-yard sack.

    "I knew against this team, we were going to have to steal a possession somewhere down the line," Allen said. "(Carson) got stepped on and we didn't get the play like we needed to."

    The Ravens used the field position set up from the missed gamble to set up a 48-yard field goal from Justin Tucker.

  • Safety Michael Huff came out of the game with a calf injury and safety Matt Giordano and tight end Brandon Myers had concussions. It was the second concussion of the season for Myers.

  • The Raiders have now lost six consecutive games in eastern time zones. Two more remain in Cincinnati (Nov. 25) and Carolina (Dec. 23).

  • Backup quarterback Matt Leinart replaced Palmer with 5:59 to play for his first action as a Raider and threw one incomplete pass.

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