The Baltimore Ravens’ objective on offense this season appears to be eradicating all forms of predicability.
Joe Flacco threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns for the pass-happy Ravens, whose no-huddle offense befuddled the New York Giants in a 24-10 preseason victory Saturday night.
Flacco completed 21 of 34 passes before leaving after one series in the third quarter. Last year, he threw as many as 34 passes only seven times for a team that relied heavily on the run.
The third-year quarterback connected with five different receivers — throwing touchdowns to newcomer Anquan Boldin and old hand Todd Heap — and ran for a team-high 16 yards.
The Ravens passed 32 times in the first half, ran only 11 times and amassed 17 first downs and 243 yards.
Baltimore's wide receivers didn't leave the game unscathed however. Donte’ Stallworth broke his foot and will likely be lost for two months, while Mark Clayton sustained a mild concussion.