An exciting game for Ravens fans as they witnessed yet another dominant win over the Miami Dolphins. Even better, the rookie quarterback, Lamar Jackson, buried two touchdowns and produced an overall impressive game.
Rookie QB Lamar Jackson had his strongest outing of the preseason so far, featuring among the best of the team with a 83.2 game grade. After an adjusted completion percentage of 52.6% through the first three games, his number boosted up to 77.8% against the Dolphins.
What fun it was to watch Lamar Jackson on Saturday. He completed some good passes, found some running lanes, and, in the end, walked off the field with 14 points on the board.
Following a stellar first three games, RT Orlando Brown Jr. gave up a game-high four total pressures and posted a 53.3 game grade.
Facing Robert Quinn will do this to a rookie. His preseason is one for the books and this felt more like an anomaly than the other three games with successful blocking. Also, I’m confident if Marshal Yanda was at right guard the task of protecting the quarterback would have lessened.
I’m excited to see this line gel from five players to a single unit. The regular season can’t come quick enough.
CB Stanley Jean-Baptiste led the defense with a 91.3 game grade. Targeted only once on his 27 defensive snaps, he converted that into an interception when covering Miami WR Rashawn Scott.
Hard to think Jean-Baptiste won’t be on the roster come September 1. He’s played great in practice and this game really the right place, right time performance. Now, with Jimmy Smith’s suspension, I believe he’ll be the man to take over and contribute for the first four weeks.
DE Carl Davis tallied three total pressures, the highest mark on the team. Second year OLB Tim Williams also had a productive game, recording one hurry, one sack and a batted pass on 20 pass rush snaps.
I feel as if I’m boring the readers by continuing to praise Tim, but if PFF is mentioning them, I shall continue. Also, great work by Davis. I missed his play from focusing on other areas and it’s good to see nearly all players on the defensive line contributing to pressure-production.