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Falcons Vs. Ravens Update: Baltimore Battles Back To Take 24-17 Lead

Baltimore battled back in the third quarter from a 17-7 halftime deficit to take a 24-17 lead thanks to a costly Falcons' turnover deep in their own territory and their inability to move the ball on offense.

Baltimore began the half with a 12 play, 60 yard drive engineered by backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor which eventually led to a 36 yard field goal by Justin Tucker to cut the lead to 17-10. Later in the quarter, Baltimore recovered a botched handoff attempt between John Parker Wilson and Dimitri Nance deep in their own territory. The Ravens tied the game when Curtis Painter hooked up with Billy Bajema on a four-yard touchdown reception.

On the Ravens next to last possession of the third quarter, Painter marched the team 80 yards in three plays with the scoring strike coming on a 22 yard touchdown pass to Deonte Thompson. The big play on the drive came when Robert McLain was flagged for pass interference on a long pass from Painter.

John Parker Wilson failed to produce a single first down in three drives in the third quarter.

For more on this game Falcons fans should visit The Falcoholic and Ravens fans should check out Baltimore Beatdown. For more news and notes from around the NFL head over to SB Nation's NFL hub page.

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