Ravens: Studs and duds following a disappointing Week 1 loss

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It was a great game. The wrong team won, but there’s a lot to be encouraged by about this Baltimore Ravens team. They’ll be a factor in the AFC North race all season. Let’s hand out a few game balls.

STUD: Ty’Son Williams/ Latavius Murray, RB, Ravens

One of the largest questions that loomed over this team before this one even kicked off was what this Ravens would look like seeing as how J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill have all been lost due to injury.

Based on the efforts of both Ty’Son Williams and Latavius Murray (the latter was acquired on Friday), it appears that, with Lamar Jackson, the Ravens rushing attack may roll along anyway. In Week 1, Williams and Murray combined for 93 yards on 19 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Murray needs to improve on that 2.8 yards-per-carry average, but again, there are reasons to be excited here.

STUD: Odafe Oweh, OLB, Ravens

Rookie Odafe Oweh was as good as advertised and should only get better as we move through the season. In his debut, he notched a couple of tackles, including one for a loss of yardage. Add that to a sack, another quarterback pressure, and two quarterback hits.

The former Nittany Lion’s NFL career is off to a good start.

STUD: Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens

Sammy Watkins led the Ravens in receiving yards with 96 (he also notched a 24 yards-per-reception average), but Marquise Brown led the team in receptions and reached the end zone once. He finished with six snags for 69 yards.