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WATCH: Steve Smith burns Eagles on 34-yard TD

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

You’d think that by now, teams would know you cannot let Steve Smith Sr. run wild in the secondary. Yet that’s exactly what Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie let happen Sunday when the Baltimore Ravens took on the Philadelphia Eagles.

Just a couple minutes after Smith had to be examined on the sideline following a hard fall, he beat Rodgers-Cromartie off the line and went uncontested down the right sideline. Joe Flacco dropped a ball into the breadbasket and Smith scored an easy touchdown.

We assume Rodgers-Cromartie simply thought there was help over the top there, because any other explanation is inexcusable. As it was, the blown coverage allowed the Ravens to take a 20-14 lead into halftime after they’d been down for most of the game.

The play also marked another career milestone for Smith, who continues to amaze.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.