The Ravens dominated the Miami Dolphins 59-10 in the 2019 regular-season opener, passing their first test with flying colors.
RAVENS REPORT CARD
PASSING OFFENSE: Lamar Jackson threw for a career-high 324 passing yards with five touchdowns, silencing his naysayers. Rookie Marquise Brown shined in his debut with four receptions for 147 yards and two long touchdowns. The Dolphins could not match his speed. Tight end Mark Andrews had a game-high eight receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown. GRADE: A
RUSHING OFFENSE: The Ravens amassed 265 yards on the ground. Mark Ingram led the way with 14 carries for 107 yards and two touchdowns, followed by Gus Edwards (17 carries, 56 yards) and Justice Hill (7 carries, 27 yards). Ingram set the tone with a 49-yard run on the first play from scrimmage and the Ravens cruised the rest of the way. GRADE: A
PASS DEFENSE: Dolphins starter Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 14 of 29 pass attempts for 185 yards with a touchdown and interception (38.1 rating). He was benched in the third quarter for Josh Rosen, who did not fare any better. The Ravens finished with three sacks. Earl Thomas and Marlon Humphrey had interceptions. GRADE: A
RUSH DEFENSE: The Ravens held the Dolphins to 21 yards on the ground. Tackles Michael Pierce and Brandon Williams were especially dominant.GRADE: A
SPECIAL TEAMS: Justin Tucker had an easy day, converting on his only field-goal attempt from 34 yards. Sam Koch punted just once for 56 yards. The Ravens also perfectly executed a fake punt where Anthony Levine took the snap and ran 60 yards that set up a touchdown. GRADE: A
COACHING: John Harbaugh had the Ravens ready to play and they were clicking on all cylinders. Offensive coordinator Offensive coordinator Greg Roman unveiled his revamped game plan and the Dolphins had no answers. Defensive coordinator Don Martindale's scheme smothered Miami's quarterbacks and running game. The Ravens set franchise records for points (59), total yards (643), margin of victory (49) and points in a half (42). GRADE: A