Ravens: 3 positive takeaways from Baltimore’s disappointing Week 7 loss

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Marquise Brown, Ravens
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2. Wide receivers came to play

More specifically, Marquise Brown and Rashod Bateman delivered on Sunday.

Brown only caught five of his 14 targets, but he still managed to produce decent numbers with 80 receiving yards, one touchdown, and a long of 39.

Bateman caught three of his six targets for 80 yards, averaging 26.7 yards per catch.

While all Ravens fans are clamoring for Bateman to notch his first touchdown, the rookie has been doing pretty well considering this is his second NFL game.

With Sammy Watkins sidelined, Bateman has been tasked with mostly slot receiving duties, but he’s already shaping to be an extremely dependable target.

Jackson’s personal favorite target, Mark Andrews, didn’t impress as much as he has in previous games, posting 48 yards on three catches.

In Andrews’ place, Brown picked up the slack, hauling in several important catches to keep the Ravens in the game in the first half.

We can’t wait to see how Brown and Bateman continue to improve in the Ravens’ passing game in 2021. When Watkins returns to the lineup, Baltimore ought to be even better.