8+1 storylines to follow before the Ravens face the Bengals in Week 2

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7. QB Lamar Jackson and WR Zay Flowers approached league-leading perfomances in Week 1

Jackson completed more than 77 percent of the passes he attempted last weekend. He went 17-of-22 against Houston, reached 169 yards, and was picked once. That completion rate was the third-best figure league-wide to start the season.

Lamar's 7.7 Y/A were the sixth-best figure of Week 1, and currently the highest number Jackson has ever put up since he became a full-time starter back in 2019 when he also became one of two unanimous MVPs.

Flowers had a rather astonishing debut. He hit the ground running catching nine passes when getting targeted 10 times through the Week 1 game against the Texans.

Only nine other players reached 10+ targets last week, and just six (including Flowers) caught 9+ passes in the season opener. While the total yardage wasn't great (78) and he didn't score a touchdown, Flowers couldn't have had a much better debut with the Ravens.

The rookie also added nine yards on two carries, and although it's not reasonable to expect him to feature heavily on that front, that was another positive thing to watch happen on the field last week.