Mark Andrews breaks Ravens single-season receiving record
By Kristen Wong
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews just made history, surpassing Michael Jackson to become the franchise leader in single-season receiving yards.
On Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams, Andrews caught an 18-yard pass from Tyler Huntley in the second quarter to officially set a new Ravens record for most receiving yards in a single season.
Andrews only needed 15 yards to break Jackson’s 1,201-yard record heading into the matchup, and given his elite performances all season, it was all but guaranteed that Andrews would eclipse that total.
Jackson’s record stood for 25 years, but on this day in Week 17, Andrews now takes the crown.
Baltimore Ravens’ Mark Andrews breaks franchise record for most receiving yards in a season
Currently, Andrews has two catches for 51 yards, and Baltimore has a narrow lead over Los Angeles, who has been held to just one score in the first half.
The Ravens will need much more of Andrews if they want to win this game, but so far, Baltimore has been making the most of their opportunities in a tough matchup against the playoff-contending Rams.
Despite Lamar Jackson sitting out yet again, Andrews continues working well with backup quarterback Tyler Huntley.
It would come as no surprise if Andrews finished this game as the team’s leading receiver, and we would expect him to catch a touchdown or two as well.
If the Ravens’ defense holds, and if Andrews keeps up the production, Baltimore has a good chance at upsetting the Rams and punching their ticket to the postseason.