Recap: Ravens Dominate in 29-0 win over Jaguars
Last night, the Baltimore Ravens opened their preseason at M&T Bank stadium, and dominated in a 29-0 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now, Baltimore holds a 1-0 preseason record, while Jacksonville fell down the rankings at 0-1. Moreover, across the board, Baltimore’s starters saw glimpses of the field but it was mainly the rookies and veteran backups who were given the most playing time in Thursday’s contest.
To summarize, the Ravens would open the scoring in the first quarter off a 52-yard field goal, nailed by Justin Tucker, which would be his last FG attempt of the game. Later in the quarter, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson would throw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Willie Snead, and Baltimore would bump their lead to 10-0 to close the first quarter.
In the second quarter of action, the Ravens held two drives that resulted in points, which would both be field goals successfully made by backup kicker Kaare Vedvik. On the night, Vedvik would end with four successful field-goal attempts, including one from 55-yards out in the second quarter.
The Ravens backup kicker would also hit a 26-yard field goal try in the third quarter, which would be the only points before hitting their last field-goal in the fourth quarter. As aforementioned, in the final minutes, Vedvik would convert a 29-yard try which would ultimately pad the stat sheet in an obliteration of the Jaguars.
Defensively, the Ravens forced two interceptions, including a fumble(not lost by Jacksonville), proving to be an excellent day for the new-look group. The Ravens would also log four sacks, showing that they can still create pressure despite losing three key linebackers in the offseason.
Statistically, the Ravens quarterback group was not spectacular, but it was more than enough to get the job done depsite totaling just 174 passing yards, one touchdown, and one interception from the trio of Lamar Jackson, Trace McSorley, and Joe Callahan. On the ground, the Ravens were led by rookie Justice Hill, who ran for 33 yards off of 10 attempts. On the receiving end, Chris Moore would catch two passes for 48 yards which would lead the team.
Next, the Ravens will play host to the Green Bay Packers at M&T Bank Stadium on August 16th, 2019.
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