National Football League
               === Ravens rip Buccaneers in preseason opener ===
 Tampa,  FL (Sports Network) - LaQuan Williams scored a pair of touchdowns, one
 on  offense  and another  on  special  teams, to  help  Baltimore  to a  44-16
 preseason  rout of  the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Ravens' first action since
 last February's win in Super Bowl XLVII.
 Williams hauled in a 21-yard strike from Tyrod Taylor in the third quarter and
 recovered a punt blocked by Brynden Trawick in the end zone late in the second
 that gave the Ravens a 24-13 halftime lead.
 Taylor also connected with Aaron Mellette on a 21-yard touchdown in the fourth
 quarter  and threw  for 154  yards while  completing 13-of-23  passes. Bernard
 Pierce  scored Baltimore's  first touchdown of the night with a 20-yard run in
 the second period, which came after Williams recovered a fumbled punt by Chris
 Super  Bowl MVP  Joe  Flacco played  the entire  first  quarter for  Baltimore
 and hit on 7-of-9 attempts for 57 yards and an interception over two scoreless
 Rookie  Mike  Glennon amassed 169  passing yards  in his Buccaneers debut, but
 completed  just  11-of-23 attempts  and  was  intercepted once.  Josh  Freeman
 operated Tampa Bay's first two series and threw for 34 yards on 4-of-7 passing
 while leading the Bucs to a Derek Dimke field goal on one of the drives.
 Dimke  kicked three field goals in all for Tampa Bay, while Kevin Ogletree had
 five receptions totaling 65 yards in the loss.
 08/08 23:11:36 ET