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Ravens vs. Dolphins: Play of the game

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There were no shortage of highlights from Sunday’s electric season opener.

Baltimore Ravens v Miami Dolphins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

The Ravens began the 2019-20 season with a bang in Week 1, dismantling the Dolphins by a score of 59-10. Fueled by an offensive explosion, Baltimore scored their most points and yardage in franchise history, thanks to stellar outings from Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, Mark Ingram, Marquise Brown, and the offensive line.

One would assume that in a 59-point outing, all of which were scored via touchdown with the exception of one field goal, there was at least a few highlight plays. You would be correct in your assumption.

Here are some of the best plays from the team’s victory over Miami. Be sure to vote on the poll down below for your favorite highlight!


Mark Ingram 49-yard rush: On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Mark Ingram set the tone early with his first (regular season) rushing attempt with the Ravens. Ingram burst through the seam created by Pat Ricard and Bradley Bozeman, absorbed contact from a defender and bounced off of him, and then used a stiff arm to create separation. Ingram wound up churning for 49 yards to put the Ravens into Miami territory and later capped off the drive with a touchdown run in the redzone. This play only foreshadowed what was to come.

Earl Thomas interception: On the Dolphins first possession of the game, safety Earl Thomas thwarted any chances of Miami responding to Ingram’s touchdown with a score of their own. On 2nd & 6, Thomas squeezed between two Dolphins pass-catchers and jumped the route, intercepting Ryan Fitzpatrick for the fourth time in his career. Thomas wasn’t done there, though, as he proceeded to weave in-and-out of Dolphins players to churn for a 14-yard return, which seemed like a lot more considering how much ground he covered.

Marquise Brown 47-yard touchdown reception: Baltimore’s first-round pick wasted no time proving his worth in the first quarter, turning his first career reception on a slant route into a 47-yard touchdown. It was a well-placed ball from Lamar Jackson and once Brown had the ball in his hands, it was off to the races. The Oklahoma product showcased his elite speed and acceleration, as there was no chance of any Miami defender catching him.

Marquise Brown 83-yard touchdown reception: You thought he was done? You thought wrong. Just minutes after catching his first touchdown, “Hollywood” caught yet another reception for six, this time coming via a deep ball from Jackson. The offensive line gave Jackson a lot of time to throw, which also gave Brown enough time to create separation. Lined up in the slot, Brown beat Minkah Fitzpatrick on a post route and managed to keep his balance. Once again, it was just himself and the open field ahead of him.

Willie Snead IV 33-yard touchdown reception: The Ravens continued to pour it on in the second quarter via another Jackson touchdown pass, this time to one of his favorite targets: Willie Snead IV. Lined up in the slot, where he’s most effective, Snead ran a streak up the middle and got behind the defense. Jackson put the ball right in Snead’s “bread basket” with a nice touch pass. Snead only had two receptions on the day, but his first one put the Ravens up by four touchdowns.

Anthony Levine Sr. 60-yard rush: Already up 35-3 late in the second quarter, the Ravens showed no mercy by running a fake punt. On 4th & 1, Anthony Levine Sr., aka “Co Cap”, took a direct snap up the middle with little resistance. Baltimore clearly caught the Dolphins off guard and Levine had a lot of open field ahead of him. With just one defender to beat, Levine nearly scored a touchdown but put the Ravens in scoring position regardless, as he was taken down around the 10 yard line.

Honorable mentions:

  • Miles Boykin 5-yard touchdown reception
  • Mark Ingram touchdown rush (x2)
  • Pat Ricard 1-yard touchdown reception
  • Mark Andrews 3-yard touchdown reception
  • Marlon Humphrey interception

Poll

Which highlight gets your vote for Week 1’s "play of the game"?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Mark Ingram 49-yard rush
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    Marquise Brown 47-yard TD reception
    (39 votes)
  • 72%
    Marquise Brown 83-yard TD reception
    (225 votes)
  • 1%
    Earl Thomas interception
    (6 votes)
  • 2%
    Willie Snead IV 33-yard TD reception
    (7 votes)
  • 1%
    Anthony Levine Sr. 60-yard rush
    (6 votes)
  • 1%
    Other
    (5 votes)
309 votes total Vote Now