NFL Week 1: Baltimore Ravens Crush Miami Dolphins
The Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins squared off in Week 1 on a hot sunny day in Miami. Baltimore went to the postseason last season and Miami will be going through a rebuilding phase. The Dolphins looked like a rebuilding team and the Ravens looked like a team destined for glory.
There were many questions as to how well Lamar Jackson would play for Baltimore. He looked sharp and poised in the pocket all game long. Jackson completed 17-of-20 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns, along with six rushing yards on three carries in a Baltimore Ravens 59-10 win over Miami.
Mark Ingram scored on a 1-yard touchdown run for Baltimore in the first quarter. Lamar Jackson threw two touchdown passes to Marquise Brown in the first quarter as well from 47 yards out and 83 yards out. Brown is very fast the Ravens drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Marquise Brown finished the game with four receptions for 147 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
With Baltimore leading 21-3 in the second quarter, Jackson threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin. That was his only reception in the game.
Mark Ingram scored on a 2-yard touchdown run later in the second quarter. He finished with 107 yards rushing on 14 carries and two touchdowns.
With the Ravens up 35-3, they decided to call a fake punt and Anthony Levine Jr. ran it for 60 yards. It led to a 33-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Willie Snead IV. Snead IV finished with two receptions for 41 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Before halftime, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Preston Williams. Williams finished with three receptions for 24 yards receiving and a score. Fitzpatrick completed 14-of-29 passes for 185 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for eight yards on one carry.
Kenyan Drake was Miami’s leading rusher with 12 yards on four carries. He also caught two passes for 15 yards receiving. DeVante Parker was the Dolphins leading receiver with three receptions for 75 yards receiving.
Lamar Jackson threw a 1-yard touchdown pass in the third-quarter to Pat Ricard.
With the Baltimore Ravens leading 52-10 in the fourth quarter, Robert Griffin III threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Mark Andrews. Griffin III completed 6-of-6 passes for 55 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for nine yards on four carries.
Andrews caught eight passes for 108 yards receiving and a touchdown for Baltimore.
Josh Rosen came into the game late in the second half for the Miami Dolphins. He was acquired in a trade this offseason from the Arizona Cardinals.
Rosen completed 1-of-3 passes for five yards and one interception. Josh Rosen will continue to ride the bench anyways until Head Coach Brian Flores feels he is ready to start.
Even though it is only one game, Baltimore Ravens fans have to be happy with the way Lamar Jackson looked. The Miami Dolphins fan base know this is going to be a very long season.
Baltimore (1-0) will have their home opener next Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Miami (0-1) will host the New England Patriots next Sunday.
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