The Baltimore Ravens may have suffered an ugly defeat to the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, but they put their offensive talents on full display on Sunday.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for three touchdowns and scored a rushing touchdown before the Dolphins launched their unlikely comeback, and after a performance like that, all worries about Baltimore’s offense should be put to bed.
Jackson has shown no signs of slowing down and appears completely recovered from last season’s ankle injury. Rashod Bateman has been developing nicely into the team’s No. 1 wideout, finishing with a team-high in targets in both Week 1 and Week 2.
Mark Andrews bounced back from a groggy season-opening performance, posting 100-plus receiving yards and a touchdown against Miami.
The secondary and pass-rushing depth may need some more reinforcements, but no one can deny that the Ravens’ offense looked downright scary in Week 2.
Fox Sports’ Kevin Wildes recently ranked Baltimore as the fifth-scariest team in the NFL with the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers ahead of them.
The Ravens boast a talented and dangerous offensive squad in 2022
There’s no question that the Bills deserve the top ranking, especially after Josh Allen and company smacked the Tennessee Titans in a Week 2 blowout.
Seeing the Ravens grouped with potential Super Bowl contenders bodes well for the team’s success this season despite the injuries that have been building up in Baltimore.
Steven Means suffered a season-ending injury against Miami, which means the team’s outside linebacker unit currently just has two active players. Kyle Fuller tore his ACL against the New York Jets, dealing a brutal blow to the team’s secondary.
The sliver of good news is that Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters played together for the first time in Week 2 — if those two can stay healthy for the rest of the year, and if the Ravens can perhaps acquire a veteran outside linebacker like Jason Pierre-Paul, the team can patch its small holes to stay in playoff and Super Bowl contention.
These aren’t the same losing Ravens as last year. Baltimore made massive improvements this offseason which should pay off handsomely in 2022.