Any time a team scores 38 points, it usually came on the back of a handful of highlight-reel plays — and this was no exception. Between an offensive explosion from Lamar Jackson and company and some key plays made by numerous defensive players, there was no shortage of impressive moments on Sunday.
Check out all of the top plays from Week 1 and choose which play deserves your vote for “Play of the Game” on the poll below!
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Marlon Humphrey interception: After deferring the opening kickoff, it only took a few plays for the Ravens’ defense to force their first turnover of the season. DE Calais Campbell dropped into coverage (yes, you read that right) and deflected Baker Mayfield’s pass attempt. Campbell couldn’t come up with an interception, but Marlon Humphrey played cleanup. Humphrey got low and secured the floating pass before the ball hit the ground.
Mark Andrews 5-yard touchdown reception: Humphrey’s interception gave the Ravens’ a short field to work with and they quickly capitalized. After driving 44 yards down the field into the red zone, Lamar Jackson found a wide-open Mark Andrews in the end zone on 2nd-&-Goal. Jackson’s pass was a bit off-target but Andrews made up for it with a marvelous one-handed grab. Also impressive was his ability to maintain possession as he hit the ground. Andrews’ athletic display put the Ravens on the board for the first time.
Marquise Brown 47-yard reception: Marquise Brown’s first reception of the season didn’t come until late in the first quarter, but boy was it a big one. “Hollywood” got loose behind the Browns’ secondary and Jackson delivered a deep strike to hit him in stride. Brown did a nice job tracking the ball in the air and pulled down a key 47-yard grab — the Ravens’ biggest offensive gain of the day.
J.K. Dobbins 3-yard touchdown run: J.K. Dobbins’ rookie debut got off to a bit of a slow start but he cashed in with his first career touchdown just before halftime. Running a basic stretch concept, Dobbins turned on the burners to get around the left edge and cross the goal line untouched. While not necessarily a flashy play, Dobbins’ score extended Baltimore’s lead to two possessions.
Willie Snead IV 19-yard touchdown reception: Willie Snead also joined in on the scoring action in the third quarter, catching a 19-yard touchdown pass on 3rd-&-4. It was a beautiful touch pass from Jackson, who hit Snead right in his breadbasket. Credit to Snead for creating separation and finding a soft spot in the Browns’ secondary. This was one of Snead’s four catches on the day, and he had had 64 total receiving yards, too.
Honorable Mentions —
Patrick Queen sack:
Mark Andrews 9-yard touchdown reception:
Mark Andrews 21-yard reception:
J.K. Dobbins 2-yard touchdown run:
Which moment gets your vote for "Play of the Game" from Week 1?
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Marlon Humphrey interception
Mark Andrews 5-yard touchdown reception
J.K. Dobbins 3-yard touchdown run
Marquise Brown 47-yard reception
Willie Snead IV 19-yard touchdown reception