The Ravens are so good they don't even need Mark Andrews back

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In an undisputable 56-19 victory over the Miami Dolphins, the Baltimore Ravens offensive players (without a single exception) put on a collective show from start to finish, starting with Lamar Jackson at the quarterback position and including all members of the wide receiver, running back, and tight end rooms.

The Ravens, in dumping 56 points on Miami, won the game scoring the most points ever in a match played at M&T Bank Stadium. They had already set a franchise record back in 2019 against the same team when they hit the Dolphins with 59 points in the 2019 season-opening matchup.

Wide receiver Zay Flowers stood out among the receivers racking up 106 yards and a touchdown needing only three catches, including the 75-yard touchdown reception shown above.

The touchdown-scoring play made Flowers the best rookie wide receiver in franchise history as he surpassed Torrey Smith for the most receiving yards as a newcomer for the Baltimore Ravens, a record that had been in place since 2011.

Isaiah Likely, the backup-turned-starter tight end making up for Mark Andrews' absence, demonstrated his talent once again by grabbing two passes for touchdowns, including a one-handed catch (above) for a 35-yard score.

Likely has proved to be a great space-finder throughout his brief period starting games of late with four consecutive outings of 40+ receiving yards needing five receptions at most in each of those to reach that figure.

The backup tight end has four touchdowns (career high) so far this season to go with 380 receiving yards on 28 receptions through Week 17.

Odell Beckham Jr. didn't put up gaudy numbers but he caught everybody's attention in Vitange OBJ Fashion when he made an absolutely insane catch midway through the second quarter.

Lamar tossed a floated bomb to the right sideline directed toward Beckham and the wideout did all he could and then some to haul in the pass in what counted as a 33-yard completion near the goal line and made for an exquisite highlight-reel clip.

Rashod Bateman contributed four receptions for 54 yards, showcasing the reason for that production after that. I must say Bateman knows his style because I also picked a black coat of paint for my nails to celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve. If you know, you know.

Now, for what matters the most here, it's great to see Bateman still producing even though he's fallen a bit short of the super-breakout campaign at least some people were expecting from him this year. Baby steps, but more than enough.

The performance of RB2 Justice Hill was simply incredible. Often forgotten even with J.K. Dobbins out since Week 1 and with Gus Edwards doing everything to get all of the attention, Hill caught all five of his targets for 64 yards, including one for a 20-yard touchdown that opened the Ravens' scoring on Sunday.

Hill also rushed the rock for a season-high 48 yards on the day, averaging 16 per carry as he only got to move the rock three times against the Dolphins.

Gus Edwards was his physical self, added 68 rushing yards, and scored another touchdown for the Ravens. Yes, he fumbled the rock and should take care of that going forward, but I'm not going to knock him down for that today.

Even fullback Patrick Ricard joined the party in the fourth quarter by making a one-hand catch for another touchdown.

Truth be told, it was an impressive one-handed over-the-shoulder grab, further emphasizing the ridiculous depth and versatility of the Ravens' receiving corps this season, let alone the boost the unit as a whole got when Todd Monken was hired to lead the group as the new chief of the Ravens offense.

Adding wood to the fire and putting the final touch and cherry on top of a Sunday and New Year's Eve to remember, veteran rusher Melvin Gordon III joined the party late but in time to score another touchdown.

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I might be forgetting something and/or wrong, but the collective performance of the Ravens offense on Sunday, against a supposed Super Bowl contender like the Miami Dolphins, might have been the absolute best version of the unit we've gotten to watch this season. Let's keep it going, Flock.

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