AFC North: Chiefs at Ravens
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub was sacked twice Sunday, the team announced.
The first was in the first quarter and the second was on the third play of the third quarter.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the two sacks were the most in the NFL this season.
The second sack came on third-and-10 from the Baltimore 10.
Baltimore trailed 20-7 with 2:11 left in the third when Schaub hit Brandon Tate for a 22-yard touchdown pass.
Tate was replaced by tight end David Ausberry in the fourth quarter.
“This is a team effort and it’s the right time for a change,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who was in attendance for the game.
“Matt and David are a tremendous duo, and the guys around them have to step up.
It’s about getting better.”
Schaub threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns against the Broncos.
He has been sacked just three times this season, and his only interceptions were on fourth downs.
“The guys are playing better, and I’m very proud of that,” Harbaugh said.
“I think there’s some guys that have to take a step back, but the guys that are playing the best football are the guys I’m watching.
You’ve got to get guys out of their comfort zones and that’s where we’re at right now.”
It was the first time Schaub had thrown two touchdowns against a team this season since he threw for five touchdowns against Houston on Oct. 10.
“It’s been a long season for us,” Schaub said.
The Ravens were 1-3 in their past three games.
Baltimore was outscored 21-3 by halftime, including 10 points by Denver.
Schaub is 6-3 against the Raiders this season and has thrown at least six touchdowns in each of his past five games against Oakland.
The Raiders beat the Ravens 24-20 in the season opener on Oct: 11.
Raiders QB Derek Carr threw three touchdown passes for a career-high 332 yards.
He completed 17 of 27 passes for 217 yards and one touchdown.
The last time the Raiders were shut out in a game was Dec. 31, 2007, in Oakland.