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Jackson after Ravens' romp: 'Not bad for a RB'

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Cary Erickson | 10 September, 2019, 16:34

Jackson finished with a passer rating of 158.3, a Ravens record and the highest possible rating using the NFL's formula.

Lamar Jackson and Marquise "Hollywood" Brown answered pressing questions with some history-making responses. So far, they're doing just that. Statistically, he had the best game for any Ravens quarterback ever.

On his first touchdown reception, he showed his ability to gain yards after the catch turning a short slant pattern into a 47-yard touchdown after breaking a tackle and running away from defenders.

The Ravens (10-6 in 2018) have restructured their offense to take advantage of the skills of second-year quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Baltimore gained 49 yards on the first play, a run by newcomer Mark Ingram, and hardly slowed down after that. The Ravens this offseason emphasized speed, and coach John Harbaugh a couple of times referenced the need for quick-strike, home-run ability on offense. The Ravens have been extra cautious with Brown, who had Lisfranc surgery in January.

After one half of play, it looks like he was lying.

As the Dolphins quickly learned, he was ready.

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He's right, but players sensing the Tank for Tua vibe are in the building.

"He is fast", Jackson said. The hope is Jackson has improved his passing during a full offseason, training camp and preseason work.

The Ravens scored touchdowns on their first four possessions, and when they were finally forced to punt, Jakeem Grant fumbled the kick.

Perhaps the team will have something to look forward to come April.

A general manager's moves will always be scrutinized with 20-20 hindsight.

The Ravens built a secondary that they think can be the best in the league, and earlier this summer, it appeared to be the deepest in the league.