Ravens turned in “very encouraging” offensive performance on Tuesday

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The Ravens had quarterback Lamar Jackson, center Patrick Mekari, a couple of running backs, and others back from the COVID-19 reserve list for Tuesday night’s game against the Cowboys and their presence helped spur their strongest offensive performance in some time.

Baltimore put up 401 total yards, which is their third-highest output of the season, and they set a season-high with 294 rushing yards in a 34-17 victory that snapped a three-game losing streak. Head coach John Harbaugh called the running game “the key on offense” in his postgame press conference.

“It was very encouraging,” Harbaugh said. “I think our guys did a great job. They blocked. They ran. Our wide receivers blocked. The tight ends, the guys that are new to the program, came in and did a good job. It’s always a team effort. Obviously, Lamar had a lot to do with that, as well. So, yes, very happy with that. That’s big for us.”

The Ravens became the second team this season to have three players run for at least 70 yards in a single game, which leads us to the caveat to their strong outing. The Browns did the same while posting 307 yards against the same Cowboys team that was so generous to Baltimore, so the Ravens will need to keep things rolling to make a convincing argument that this wasn’t a blip.

They’ll get that chance against those Browns in a Week 14 game that will have much to do with setting the AFC playoff picture.

6 responses to “Ravens turned in “very encouraging” offensive performance on Tuesday

  1. Lamar’s TD pass to Hollywood in the second half was his prettiest and most perfectly placed throw I’ve seen from him. My hope meter has gone up.

  2. Uh, watching Jackson pass was “encouraging “? He continues to miss wide open receivers! Did Herbs not see him bounce a pass in the end zone at the feet of an open receiver?

  3. It was the Cowboys’ defense though. I would think the team would be concerned if they didn’t have a good offensive performance.

  4. Now Lamar gets to face the team that held D. Henry to 15 yards in the first half and 60 for the game. This isn’t the same team he faced in the opener. Buckle up! Should be a good one!

  5. I don’t know how many conclusions you can draw from playing Dallas. Three teams got new coaches in the NFC East. Two are getting noticeably better. Then there are the Cowboys.

  6. Baker Mayfield may throw for 600yds against the Ravens pours pass defense! Dalton had all the time in the world, against a pass rush that only pressured a couple times!

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