It wasn’t the prettiest, or even what the Ravens and their fans were acquainted with in the course of the most recent year, however Sunday’s exertion was sufficient to turn an exhibition with a couple of errors and imperfections into a 14-point prevail upon Washington at FedEx Field.
In a 31-17 win, the group’s pass-surge woke up, quarterback Lamar Jackson exhibited his speed on a 50-yard score run and the Ravens hopped to 3-1 on the season.
Here are a few players whose stocks are up, and down, after the success:
Stock up: Mark Andrews
Andrews bounced back following a severe week against the Chiefs to post, on paper, an unobtrusive evening. Yet, of the three gets he made, two went for scores.
Following seven days featured by severe and poorly planned drops, Andrews found the end zone again as he and Jackson associated for the Ravens’ just two passing scores of the day.
Andrews needs to be considered at the head of the group’s tight end rankings, and Sunday’s exhibition was one to get him in the groove again.
“The criticism is fair,” Andrews said. “If you’re going to be the guy, you’ve got to make those plays. That’s great. I love the criticism, I feed off that.”
Stock up: Marlon Humphrey
It’s hard for Humphrey’s stock to get any higher. He simply marked a five-year contract expansion with the Ravens, set to keep him in Baltimore until the 24-year-old turns 30.
Sunday, his constrained bungle gave the Ravens a short field to work with. The offense just required two plays to punch one in the end zone. His turnovers, while esteemed whenever, have apparently come at the most ideal minutes in the most recent year.
His constrained bungle kicked off a languid Ravens group early. His constrained bungle seven days prior prompted a L.J. Post scoop-and-score. A year ago, his piece of Steelers wideout JuJu-Smith Schuster was hailed as a defining moment in the season.
So not exclusively do restricting offenses need to stress over Humphrey previously, and when, the ball is noticeable all around, they must look out for him once a catch is made.
Stock up: Matthew Judon/whole pass rush
Judon has been close in the course of the most recent couple of weeks, and said postgame he believed he had great surges in the initial three games in spite of no sacks.
Sunday, he got his initial two sacks of the period. He likewise finished the game with five quarterback hits. Both were group highs.
In general, the pass surge met up following a terrible week against the Chiefs and hit Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins multiple times, firing him three. The other sack went to outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson, which was additionally his first sack of the period.
With Washington, and now Cincinnati and Philadelphia, on the timetable, the Ravens’ leave surge is set behind to flourish against groups with awful, or terribly harmed, hostile fronts. Sunday may be the beginning of a pleasant push for the whole unit.
Stock down: Lamar Jackson’s deep passing
Jackson said his profound passes were a concentration for him this offseason. Against the Browns in Week 1, his work seemed to have paid off. However, from that point forward, he’s been only an ignite.
He hasn’t missed tosses with recognizable blunder — except for a block attempt late in the principal half on Sunday — yet he’s not associated on passes that could’ve or should’ve brought about six focuses. A profound go to Marquise Brown in the primary half would’ve been six focuses, in the event that it hadn’t been toppled by a couple of yards.
With the off chance that Jackson can get this show on the road profound ball all together, the Ravens will begin to transform a portion of these two-score dominates into victory matches everybody saw a year ago.
Stock up: Ravens’ running back health/Stock down: Justice Hill
This is completely joined into one, as the Ravens indeed utilized a backfield-by-council approach on Sunday. The group surged multiple times and five distinct players earned conveys — including reinforcement quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Jackson had seven conveys, Gus Edwards drove the group with nine, Mark Ingram had eight and youngster J.K. Dobbins had five. It was another evening of keeping the backs new and different groups cockeyed, a procedure the Ravens trust benefits them late in games, however late in the season too.
The other side of that is Hill, who didn’t see a convey or focus in the early evening in his first game being dynamic this season.
The Ravens are struggling discovering contacts for their three-headed beast in the backfield with no guarantees. The expansion of Hill is simply more issues for a backfield previously stacked with ability.
Hill could discover his direction onto the field in the following barely any games, however until further notice, he seems to be the oddball.