Ravens have 161 rushing yards, lead Bengals 17-3 at halftime

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If the Ravens win, they’ll be in the postseason. So far, they’ve had little trouble with the Bengals and lead 17-3 at halftime.

The Ravens did not punt in the first half, scoring on three of their first four possessions. The only time they didn’t was Lamar Jackson‘s ninth interception of the year, which came off a tipped pass. But the giveaway did no damage, as the Bengals went three-and-out.

Jackson threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin and then an 18-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown in the second quarter to go up 17-0.

Baltimore ran 41 plays to Cincinnati’s 16 in the first half. The Ravens converted 7-of-10 third downs and rushed for 161 yards through 30 minutes.

Jackson is 7-of-14 passing for 97 yards with two touchdowns and a pick. He also has 46 yards rushing on seven carries. J.K. Dobbins has 45 yards on eight carries and Gus Edwards has nine rushes for 41 yards.

The Bengals didn’t even have a first down until there was about 3:30 left in the second quarter, going three-and-out on their first three possessions. They lost wide receiver Tee Higgins to a hamstring injury early in the contest and he has not returned.

The Bengals get the ball to start the 30 minutes of their season.

1 responses to “Ravens have 161 rushing yards, lead Bengals 17-3 at halftime

  1. Said it before, will say it again: the Baltimore offense is smoke and mirrors. Lamar “threw” for 2 TDs… to wide open receivers. If you exclude those two throws, his stats and passing again were horrific in the first half. He simply cannot complete passes to receivers who are in tight coverage or outside the hashes.
    I watched the entire half and all his plays. Watch the tape. What he does which is unique is scrambling on 3rd downs to move the chains, even when it’s 3rd and long. That is obviously hugely valuable and a tribute to his athleticism.
    But mark my words, this team and offense is toast in the playoffs due to the inability to throw the football.

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