There were no shortage of highlights in the Ravens’ dominant, 47-3 victory over the Bills. Despite poor playing conditions, Baltimore made big plays on both sides of the ball throughout the game.
Check out all the best moments from Week 1 and vote for the “Play of the Week”!
Tavon Young’s sack: In his first regular season action since 2016, Young wasted no time making an impact. Blitzing out of the nickel corner spot, Young was able to sneak between the offensive line to bring down Nathan Peterman. It was the first of six Baltimore sacks on the day.
S-A-C-K @NLtyoung pic.twitter.com/hYEERXzRLn— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 9, 2018
John Brown’s 29-yard reception: The Ravens opening drive looked promising before two big penalties stalled momentum. However, with Baltimore facing a 2nd & 26, Flacco hooked up with John Brown for a long reception across the field. It was an important play to keep the drive alive and set up Alex Collins’ touchdown run.
Welcome to Baltimore, Smokey.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 9, 2018
Big play, first down. pic.twitter.com/x7GpmELPfk
Alex Collins’ eight-yard touchdown run: Although it was a forgetful game overall for running back Alex Collins, he got the Ravens on the board early with this impressive touchdown run. Collins fought hard to reach the end zone and showed both muscle and determination to get across the goal line.
Alex Collins muscles his way to a touchdown pic.twitter.com/LJGQ551fAi— QB List (@TheQBlist) September 9, 2018
John Brown’s seven-yard touchdown reception: Brown’s big regular season debut as a Raven continued late in the first quarter when he got open in the back of the end zone and secured a touchdown pass from Joe Flacco. The play put the Ravens up two possessions heading into the second quarter.
It's the Smoke Show.@Jwalk_back12 pic.twitter.com/WpZBSeAfln— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 9, 2018
Tony Jefferson’s interception: On a 3rd & 8 in the second quarter, a Nathan Peterman pass sailed over the head of intended receiver Kelvin Benjamin and into the arms of Tony Jefferson. Jefferson was in the right place at the right time, and it set up a Justin Tucker field goal to put the Ravens up 20-0.
That Ravens defense.@_tonyjefferson with the INT! pic.twitter.com/GMRdjJCtWD— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 9, 2018
Michael Crabtree’s 12-yard touchdown reception: Crabtree made up for his poor start to the game with an impressive, acrobatic touchdown reception just before halftime. Crabtree somehow managed to get both feet in bounds in the corner of the end zone. It was his third catch of the game, all of which came on the same drive.
THAT'S WHAT HE DOES.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 9, 2018
TOUCHDOWN @kingcrab15. pic.twitter.com/sPPkOCzPem
Willie Snead IV’s 13-yard touchdown pass: Early in the third quarter, Flacco hit Willie Snead on a slant route in Bills’ territory. Snead bounced off defenders and crossed the goal line to extend the lead to 33-0. Snead is known for his ability to create out of the slot and make plays after the catch, which is evident in this play.
That's a TOUCHDOWN. @Willie_Snead4G joins @KingCrab15 and @Jwalk_back12 with TDs in their first game as Ravens. pic.twitter.com/kFZIXucLCv— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 9, 2018
Which highlight gets your vote for "Play of the Week" from the season opener?
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Tavon Young’s sack in the first quarter
John Brown’s 29-yard reception
Alex Collins’ eight-yard touchdown run
John Brown’s seven-yard touchdown reception
Michael Crabtree’s 12-yard touchdown reception
Willie Snead’s 13-yard touchdown reception
Tony Jefferson’s interception