All week the following question begged: after a historic offensive outing against Miami, how would Greg Roman’s offense follow it up in Week 2? We finally learned our answer this past Sunday and the results were once again positive.
Baltimore didn’t the light the Cardinals up for 59 points and 643 yards like they did in Week 1, but they moved the ball with success and put enough points on the board to grind out a victory. There weren’t many defensive highlights but the end result is all that matters.
Check out all the top plays from Sunday’s outing and vote for your favorite below!
Mark Andrews 27-yard TD reception: Andrews picked up right where he left off against the Dolphins on the team’s opening drive of Week 2. The sophomore tight end took advantage of the Cardinals secondary biting on the underneath routes and snuck behind the defense after streaking up the sideline. After faking the screen pass, Jackson delivered the strike to a wide-open Andrews who found the endzone untouched. It was the Ravens first of two touchdowns on the day and set the tone for another solid offensive outing.
Hayden Hurst 1-yard TD reception: After motioning to the right side of the offensive line and losing his balance after a strong block, Hayden Hurst regained his footing and found the soft spot in the redzone. Lamar Jackson found him after a PA rollout and Hurst made the fairly easy reception. Hurst’s touchdown was his first of the season and extended the Ravens lead to two possessions, as they went up 17-6 following Justin Tucker’s XP.
Lamar Jackson 14-yard rush: On 2nd & 10 midway through the fourth quarter, Jackson dropped back after a faked handoff to Ingram and after going through his reads, LJ took off towards the left side line. The former heisman winner raced past three Arizona defenders attempting to set the edge and high-stepped his way to a first down. Baltimore’s drive ultimately ended in a punt, but this play was one of several impressive runs from Jackson.
Mark Andrews 10-yard reception: Normally, a 10-yard catch wouldn’t qualify as a suitable highlight play. If there was ever going to be one that did, however, this might be it. Mark Andrews showcased his impressive athleticism early in the fourth quarter. After catching an out-route from Jackson, Andrews leaped over Chris Jones for a clean hurdle and first down. For a 6’5” individual, Andrews shouldn’t be able to make plays like this and yet he does so with regularity and ease. This catch helped orchestrate a scoring drive.
Marquise Brown 41-yard reception: With the Cardinals threatening to regain possession in a one-score game late in the fourth quarter, Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown once again hooked up for a big play. On 3rd & 11, “Hollywood” ran a semi-wheel and streak route along the sideline and Jackson dropped the ball perfectly and gave his receiver a chance to make a play. Tramaine Brock Sr. was all but blanketing Brown on the play but the speedster tracked the ball well and made an impressive catch - which all but sealed a victory.
Which moment gets your vote for "play of the game"?
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Mark Andrews 27-yard TD reception
Hayden Hurst 1-yard TD reception
Lamar Jackson 14-yard rush
Mark Andrews 10-yard reception
Marquise Brown 41-yard reception