Lamar Jackson, Free Agents, Rookies Shine In Record-Setting Performance

Baltimore rolls Miami 59-10 in opener

The Baltimore Ravens had a record-setting performance in a 59-10 victory over the Miami Dolphins in the regular-season opener Sept. 8 at Hard Rock Stadium.

Running back Mark Ingram broke a 49-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. He then ran for a 11-yard touchdown in that opening drive. Overall, Ingram rushed for 107 yards with two scores.

Lamar Jackson was 17 of 20 for 324 yards with a franchise record-tying five touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 rating.

"Not bad for a running back," Jackson said.

Other playmakers included:

-- Safety Earl Thomas had a key interception.

-- Justin Bethel recovered from a fumble on special teams that set up a touchdown.

Baltimore also set several franchise records, including:

-- Points in the first half, and an NFL record for points in the first half of an opener, taking a 42-10 lead at the break

-- Largest margin of victory (48 points).

--- 643 yards of total offense, surpassing the previous record of 553 yards set on Sept. 25, 2011, at St. Louis.

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J Hager
J Hager

Offense was electric and young players played well. I think the key to this offense is Mark Ingram. He opens up things for Jackson in the passing game that Alex Collins couldn't

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Todd_Karpovich
Todd_Karpovich

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And Ingram is only 29 -- he has a lot left in the tank.