The Ravens intention to be innovative on offense. And when that continues to be to be noticed, they are presently history-placing.
In the team’s 1st sport below Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman, the device set the adhering to franchise documents Saturday in the 59-10 acquire in Miami’s Difficult Rock Stadium:
- Points scored: 59
- Details in a 50 %: 42
- Offensive internet yards: 643
- Margin of victory: 49
The Ravens’ 59 details were the most factors an NFL crew has scored in a time-opener due to the fact the 1973 Atlanta Falcons scored 63. Rookie large receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown grew to become just the third receiver in NFL historical past to score two touchdowns on his first two receptions.
The Ravens reveled in the data as they have been examine aloud in the postgame locker area. Baltimore hasn’t had also numerous days like this in staff history, and this a single was particularly sweet given the context.
Roman and his staff members re-created the offensive plan from the floor up. First-year Normal Supervisor Eric DeCosta included a bunch of new, fast pieces. In his very first yr as the total-time starter and just after an offseason hearing quite a few doubters, quarterback Lamar Jackson drove it all.
“We mentioned it prior to that this was heading to be a distinctive offense. I really do not believe folks actually considered us when we claimed that,” limited end Mark Andrews stated.
“We deliver a distinct flavor. We’re ready to run the ball when we need to have to and toss the ball when we need to have to. It is going to be decide your poison for the defense.”
It continues to be to be witnessed how much bodyweight should really be put on the power of the Ravens offense compared to the deficiencies of the Dolphins protection. The Ravens have been looking at it all offseason and preseason, so they’re self-assured. The doubters, even so, will almost certainly nevertheless make themselves listened to.
What stood out Saturday in Miami is all the different methods the Ravens excelled on offense. They ran it properly. They threw it perfectly. They didn’t make lots of errors. They received every person in on the exciting.
Absolutely free-agent addition Mark Ingram II obtained the ball rolling on the quite very first play from scrimmage from the 11-lawn line. It was a downhill electric power run. New starting up left guard Bradley Bozeman – one of the offensive line’s most significant question marks – served open up a hole for Ingram, who drop a tackler and was off to the races for a 49-property attain.
For a group that will predicate its offense so a lot on the floor game, guiding an offensive coordinator acknowledged for scheming up such assaults, it was a “statement” to open the period, Head Coach John Harbaugh reported.
“It’s my to start with time participating in with Mark,” fullback Patrick Ricard said. “I predicted terrific plays, but when he does that on the to start with play, I’m like, ‘Let’s go! We received a gentleman who’s going to break tackles and just journey it as a result of the gap.’ That genuinely just obtained the match going for us.”
Ingram finished the working day with 14 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns, each coming on aim-line runs. Gus Edwards experienced 17 carries for 56 yards. Justice Hill had 7 for 27. Jackson, even so, only experienced 3 carries for 6 yards.
The Ravens ran the ball 45 periods, which will likely be the most in the NFL in Week 1, even though that was also impacted by managing out the clock in the latter part of a blowout.
“We just came out listed here and executed our sport system,” Ingram claimed. “You see the scoreboard, but you can never let up. Terrific teams in no way permit up.”
Baltimore was envisioned to run the ball very well this time. Soon after all, it’s what they did extra and much better than any staff in the league very last yr once Jackson stepped underneath heart. What was more unpredicted was the proficiency in the passing video game.
Jackson accomplished 17 of 20 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns. Robert Griffin III relieved him in the fourth quarter and was six-of-six for 55 yards and a landing.
To start with-round choose Brown offered the energy with two extended touchdowns from 83 and 47 yards out. Andrews, a popular select for offensive breakout participant, observed a staff-higher eight targets and caught all eight of them for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Willie Snead, Hayden Hurst, Nick Boyle, Seth Roberts, Miles Boykin and Ricard – indeed, the defensive lineman/fullback – rounded out the 8 unique receivers to capture a pass. Ricard’s reception was a 1-lawn landing.
The Ravens’ offensive line authorized just one sack. Baltimore didn’t have any turnovers and just two penalties dedicated on offense.
“We just performed excellent soccer,” Head Mentor John Harbaugh reported. “It’s a excellent commencing for us and now our obstacle is to get completely ready for the next a single.”
The Ravens’ records had been read aloud in the postgame locker place, making it possible for the circled-up staff to revel in them with massive whoops and cheers. But just times soon after, Harbaugh built confident to change the team’s concentration forward.
Requested if the Ravens sent a message about what the offense could be this period, Jackson – fresh off throwing five landing passes – claimed, “Yeah, I guess.”
“It’s more than and carried out,” Jackson stated. “We’ve just acquired to shift on now.”