NFL Game Recap - Baltimore at Miami
Sun Sep 8, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

GB
10
CHI
3
F
WAS
27
PHI
32
F
BUF
17
NYJ
16
F
ATL
12
MIN
28
F
BAL
59
MIA
10
F
KC
40
JAX
26
F
TEN
43
CLE
13
F
LAR
30
CAR
27
F
CIN
20
SEA
21
F
IND
24
LAC
30
F OT
SF
31
TB
17
F
NYG
17
DAL
35
F
DET
27
ARI
27
F OT
PIT
3
NE
33
F
HOU
28
NO
30
F
DEN
16
OAK
24
F

Baltimore 59, Miami 10

Sep 8, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Baltimore (1-0)

21

21

10

7

59

Miami (0-1)

0

10

0

0

10

Jackson's 5 TD passes help Ravens drub Dolphins 59-10
Sun Sep 8, 2019 5:42 PM

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Nine minutes into the season, Lamar Jackson had fans booing his hometown team.

The South Florida native looked unstoppable from the start Sunday, and tied a Ravens record with five touchdown passes to help them humiliate the Miami Dolphins and rookie coach Brian Flores, 59-10.

The Ravens set a franchise record for 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. They broke franchise marks for points and total yards with 643.

When Jackson emerged from a jubilant locker room, he said the recipe for success was simple.

"The offensive line did a great job - I barely had pressure," he said. "And the receivers were getting open and catching the ball."

Baltimore gained 49 yards on the first play, a run by newcomer Mark Ingram, and hardly slowed down after that. Jeers began when the score reached 14-0, evidence of the impending avalanche already obvious.

Jackson's first nine passes, all completions, went for 204 yards and four touchdowns, including scores of 47 and 83 yards to first-round draft pick Marquise Brown in the first 11 minutes.

The performance should help dispel the impression Jackson is one-dimensional.

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

His other touchdown passes covered 33 yards to Willie Snead, 5 yards to rookie Miles Boykin and 1 yard to fullback Patrick Ricard. The performance was a big step forward for the Ravens in their transition from Joe Flacco to Jackson, who went 17 for 20 for 324 yards.

"For him to come down here - I was happy for him," coach John Harbaugh said. "I was impressed with his poise under pressure."

Brown, the cousin of NFL receiver Antonio Brown, made four catches for 147 yards.

"He is fast," Jackson said. "Can't wait to see more."

Ingram, also making his Ravens debut, ran for 107 yards and two scores as Baltimore won its fourth opener in a row.

The rebuilding Dolphins are 0-1 for the first time since 2016, and their outlook has rarely seemed so gloomy. The blowout will only heighten speculation they're headed for a winless season under their new coach.

"It starts with me," Flores said. "I've got to do a better job of coaching this team."

He can take small consolation that a drubbing by Baltimore is nothing new. The Ravens have outscored the Dolphins 137-16 in three meetings since 2016.

The Ravens scored touchdowns on their first four possessions, and when they were finally forced to punt, Jakeem Grant fumbled the kick. Baltimore recovered at the 10 and scored again to make it 35-3.

"It's never good to be embarrassed like that," Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick said.

POURING IT ON

Once again, Harbaugh showed Miami no mercy. With a 35-3 lead late in the first half the Ravens faked a punt, and Anthony Levine took the short snap and ran 60 yards to set up another touchdown.

"It was there," Harbaugh said. "That's what we do. There was a lot of time left in the game. If they're going to give us an opportunity to run a play, we're going to execute it."

The Ravens' final touchdown came when Robert Griffin III threw for a score on fourth-and-3. Flores had no quarrel with either call.

"It's our job to stop them; it's not their job to let off," Flores said. "We're not looking for handouts here."

MIAMI QBS

Fitzpatrick had little time to throw in his Dolphins debut, and he finished 14 for 29 for 185 yards and one score, with two sacks. Josh Rosen replaced Fitzpatrick to cheers late in the third quarter and went 1 for 3 for 5 yards with one interception.

SMALL CROWD

Announced attendance was 65,012, including Jackson's family and friends. The actual crowd was about half that and could be a sign of things to come for Miami, with many South Floridians disenchanted about the direction of the franchise.

INJURIES

Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith hurt his right knee in the first half. An MRI was scheduled, and Harbaugh said the injury doesn't appear to be a long-term issue.

Dolphins: WR Albert Wilson was sidelined by a calf injury in the first half.

UP NEXT

Ravens: Baltimore plays host to Arizona for the first time since 2011 next Sunday. It's the first meeting between the teams since 2015.

Dolphins: They play host next Sunday to the New England Patriots, who have lost their past two games in Miami. Last year the Dolphins won with a 52-yard pass and double lateral for a Kenyan Drake touchdown on the final play.

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Passing

BAL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
L. Jackson 20 17 85.0 5 324 83 0 158.3 1
R. Griffin III 6 6 100.0 1 55 12 0 144.4 0
MIA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
R. Fitzpatrick 29 14 48.3 1 185 49 1 66.0 2
J. Rosen 3 1 33.3 0 5 5 1 2.8 1

Rushing

BAL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Ingram II 14 107 7.6 49 2
G. Edwards 17 56 3.3 11 0
MIA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Drake 4 12 3.0 9 0
R. Fitzpatrick 1 8 8.0 8 0

Receiving

BAL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Brown 4 147 36.8 83 2
M. Andrews 8 108 13.5 39 1
MIA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Parker 3 75 25.0 49 0
M. Gesicki 2 31 15.5 26 0

Team Stats Comparison

BAL MIA
Points For 59 10
Total Yards 643 200
Rushing Yards 265 21
Passing Yards 378 179
Passing Completions / Attempts 23/26 15/32
Turnovers 0 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 31 12
Rushing Touchdowns 2 0
Passing Touchdowns 6 1
Penalties - Yards 4/40 9/64
Time Of Possession 40:07 19:53
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/11 3/10
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/0
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 5/7 1/1
Sacks Against 1 3
Punts - Average Yards 1/56 6/54
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 2/14 1/0
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 1/9 3/20

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter BAL MIA
BAL 4:26 TD Mark Ingram II 1 yd run (Justin Tucker kick) 7 0
BAL 6:23 TD Marquise Brown 47 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 14 0
BAL 10:43 TD Marquise Brown 83 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 21 0
2nd Quarter BAL MIA
BAL 1:11 TD Willie Snead IV 33 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 28 0
MIA 4:22 FG Jason Sanders 54 yd FG 28 3
BAL 8:10 TD Miles Boykin 5 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 35 3
BAL 13:18 TD Mark Ingram II 2 yd run (Justin Tucker kick) 42 3
MIA 14:47 TD Preston Williams 6 yd pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick (Jason Sanders kick) 42 10
3rd Quarter BAL MIA
BAL 7:06 TD Patrick Ricard 1 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 49 10
BAL 14:38 FG Justin Tucker 34 yd FG 52 10
4th Quarter BAL MIA
BAL 5:36 TD Mark Andrews 3 yd pass from Robert Griffin III (Justin Tucker kick) 59 10

Game Information

Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
Attendance: 65,012
Game Time: 2:58
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