The Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos were two evenly matched teams heading into Sunday afternoon’s match-up. Lamar Jackson had another sensational day for Baltimore as they took down Denver by a final score of 23-7.
Lamar Jackson completed 22-of-37 passes for 316 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 28 yards on seven carries.
With the game tied at seven in the second quarter, Jackson threw a 49-yard touchdown strike to Marquise Brown. Lamar Jackson continues to have faith in his wide receiver after Brown dropped two touchdown passes last week on the road against the Detroit Lions.
Marquise Brown caught four passes for 91 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Ravens against the Broncos.
The other touchdown that was scored in this football game for Baltimore was in the second quarter on an 11-yard rushing touchdown by Latavius Murray. He rushed for 59 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.
James Proche caught five passes for 74 yards receiving for the Baltimore Ravens.
Mark Andrews caught five passes for 67 yards receiving.
Sammy Watkins caught four passes for 49 yards receiving for Baltimore. Lamar Jackson is doing a good job of distributing the football to different wide receivers. He hasn’t focused on one potential target. Rookie wide receiver Rashod Bateman will hopefully see the field soon. He hasn’t played yet this season due to injury.
The Baltimore Ravens defense shut down the Denver Broncos offense. Denver’s only touchdown in the game came in the second quarter on a Teddy Bridgewater 3-yard pass to Noah Fant.
Bridgwater completed 7-of-16 passes for 65 yards and a touchdown. He was injured in the second half and Bridgewater did not return.
Drew Lock came in relief. He completed 12-of-21 passes for 113 yards and one interception.
Noah Fant caught six passes for 46 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Courtland Sutton was Denver’s leading receiver with three receptions for 47 yards receiving.
Melvin Gordon was the Denver Broncos leading rusher with nine rushes for 56 yards rushing.
The Denver Broncos wished they had Lamar Jackson moving forward at the quarterback position, but that’s the luck Baltimore has. Denver hopes Teddy Bridgewater could be ready for next week. It appears as if their 3-0 start was a fluke against the bad teams in the NFL.
As for the Baltimore Ravens, they look like one of the better teams in the NFL because of quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The Baltimore Ravens (3-1) next game will be at home against the Indianapolis Colts (1-3) next Monday night.
The Denver Broncos (3-1) next game will be on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-3) next Sunday.
~Glenn Kaplan, 12oz Sports Contributor
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