Ravens open with a 24-9 win over Jets

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It wasn’t the prettiest day of football for the Ravens on Sunday, but it ended with a victory.

Lamar Jackson threw three touchdowns and the Ravens defense kept the Jets out of the end zone for almost the entire contest. The result was a 24-9 win that sends the Ravens into their Week Two home opener against the Dolphins with a 1-0 record.

The Jets defense made life difficult for Jackson and company for much of the first half, but a long pass interference penalty set up a touchdown pass to Devin Duvernay in the second quarter. Jackson and Duvernay hooked up for another score after a poor punt by Braden Mann in the third quarter and the Ravens broke things open with a 55-yard strike to Rashod Bateman a few minutes later.

Jackson was 17-of-30 for 213 yards and he threw an interception late in the fourth quarter once the final result was well in hand. He didn’t do much on the ground as the Ravens failed to generate any momentum in the run game regardless of who was doing the running.

The defense kept the Jets in the game for a long time, but the offense’s inability to score points made it a futile effort. Joe Flacco wound up 37-of-59 for 307 yards and an interception while under constant pressure behind an offensive line that had little time to work together thanks to left tackle Duane Brown‘s shoulder injury this week. He did hit tight end Tyler Conklin for a touchdown with a minute left to play.

The Jets will head to Cleveland next weekend in search of more meaningful touchdowns and first win of the season. If the offensive line isn’t a lot more effective, it will be hard to like their chances of pulling out that victory.

11 responses to “Ravens open with a 24-9 win over Jets

  1. I hope that first half performance was due to any pre-season snaps for Lamar. Obviously they dominated in the second half and it was Lamar’s arm that did it. But the first half was boring as all get out.

  2. That running back for the Ravens just keeps proving doubters wrong. I wonder when that devastating injury is going to happen? What’s this, his 5th season now?

  3. This game is absolutely classic Lamar and gives his fans the typical false drum to beat… he threw 3 TDs! See, we told you he’s a great thrower! MVP Lamar! And then you realize: 1) it’s the Jets, who may just be the worst team in football, with a defense last year that gave up the most points and most yards per game in the league. 2) 213 passing yards against said terrible team is not very good, and upon further inspection, Lamar was awful in the first half. 3) One of his 3 TDs, accounting for 25% of his total yardage today, came on busted coverage and a wide, wide open receiver. It’s the same smoke and mirrors issue with him. Does fine against bad defenses, struggles mightily against good ones. But already we’re hearing about how amazing he was today and proving everyone wrong. Come on, it was the Jets! Let’s see how he does next week against a much better defense.

  4. RunItGunIt says:
    September 11, 2022 at 5:40 pm
    This game is absolutely classic Lamar and gives his fans the typical false drum to beat… he threw 3 TDs! See, we told you he’s a great thrower! MVP Lamar! And then you realize: 1) it’s the Jets, who may just be the worst team in football, with a defense last year that gave up the most points and most yards per game in the league. 2) 213 passing yards against said terrible team is not very good, and upon further inspection, Lamar was awful in the first half. 3) One of his 3 TDs, accounting for 25% of his total yardage today, came on busted coverage and a wide, wide open receiver. It’s the same smoke and mirrors issue with him. Does fine against bad defenses, struggles mightily against good ones. But already we’re hearing about how amazing he was today and proving everyone wrong. Come on, it was the Jets! Let’s see how he does next week against a much better defense.

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    38-12. If You’re a Lamar Jackson Hater just say that!

  5. Baltimore was clearly the better team and better prepared in all phases except running the ball. NYJ couldn’t block, punt, or kick. Put that mostly on coaching. The D has promise, especially stopping the run.

  6. RunItGunIt says:
    September 11, 2022 at 5:40 pm
    This game is absolutely classic Lamar and gives his fans the typical false drum to beat… he threw 3 TDs! See, we told you he’s a great thrower! MVP Lamar! And then you realize: 1) it’s the Jets, who may just be the worst team in football, with a defense last year that gave up the most points and most yards per game in the league. 2) 213 passing yards against said terrible team is not very good, and upon further inspection, Lamar was awful in the first half. 3) One of his 3 TDs, accounting for 25% of his total yardage today, came on busted coverage and a wide, wide open receiver. It’s the same smoke and mirrors issue with him. Does fine against bad defenses, struggles mightily against good ones. But already we’re hearing about how amazing he was today and proving everyone wrong. Come on, it was the Jets! Let’s see how he does next week against a much better defense.
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    So yeah, you definitely sound like the same person I’ve seen on here for years with multiple screen names. If you want to be taken seriously, keep the same screen name, otherwise it makes you look like a Lamar hater that doesn’t want to be called out in case you’re wrong. Lamar was definitely mediocre in the first half, hoping it was rust. Finally woke up in the second half and started making the Jets pay for the Cover 0. His throwing motion looks better than last season. The hard work he put in during the offseason is showing. Still needs to speed up his reads at times. He’s definitely motivated though, and I think that will bode well for the Ravens. He was very in command of the offense and wasn’t using his legs much at all.

  7. Flacco didn’t play half bad. His receivers were slipping and falling and dropping passes which didn’t help. But he’s still got a little gas left in the tank.

  8. steelersbandwagon says:
    September 12, 2022 at 9:34 am
    Flacco didn’t play half bad. His receivers were slipping and falling and dropping passes which didn’t help. But he’s still got a little gas left in the tank.
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    He definitely can still throw the ball

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