The loss to J.K. Dobbins overshadowed the Baltimore Ravens creating some preseason history. These types of victories are written as history and become the inspiration for young players.
The Ravens thrashed Washington 37-3 on Saturday, with Dobbins injuring his left knee, Lamar Jackson making his 2021 preseason debut, and Tyler Huntley scoring five touchdowns to help them win their NFL-best 20th consecutive exhibition game.
With the regular season approaching, Baltimore’s most significant lingering consequence is Dobbins’ uncertain status.
Coach John Harbaugh said Dobbins would be tested on Sunday, but he wouldn’t say how worried he was about the injury.
In a run-heavy scheme, the second-year back was slated to split carries with Gus Edwards, and Baltimore may now need to get something out of Tyson Williams.
” “Hopefully, we won’t miss him,” Jackson expressed his hope.
“Wow, that’s a fantastic back.”
We’ve got Gus and Ty, so hopefully, he’ll be well.”
On his third game touch, Dobbins fell down awkwardly midway through the first quarter after receiving a screen pass from Jackson.
Before being carried off the sideline and ruled out, he was treated on the field.
After missing Baltimore’s first two preseason games, Jackson only played one series.
2019 MVP3 went 4 for 29 yards and was sacked twice in a drive that ended with a missed field goal.
He said “(It was great) to get my feet wet before the regular season and feel the contact – real contact,” Jackson said. “Guys in practice are not hitting me or anything like that, so it was great to get my feet wet.”
While the Ravens awaited word on Dobbins, Huntley shredded Washington’s backups, completing 24 of 33 throws for 4 touchdowns and a running TD.
For the time being, Huntley is the backup quarterback to Jackson, while Trace McSorley is out with back difficulties.
Huntley’s 285 passing yards and four touchdown passes to Eric Tomlinson, Binjimen Victor, James Proche II, and Tylan Wallace helped the Ravens pass Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers for the longest preseason winning streak in NFL history. It was the winning streak that changes history and brings a new change in sportspeople and increases their morale.
” Harbaugh explained, “It’s simply fantastic for the boys.”
“A lot of guys are watching TV with their kids and telling them about how they were a part of it.” that the part becomes more energetic for the players, and players show their potential to maintain the trust and love that they show.
That is the most important thing.”
Green Bay’s record ended in 1963 with a loss to a team of collegiate all-stars, and it had lasted 23 games if just considering NFL opponents — a number the Ravens would have to surpass if they were unbeaten in the 2022 preseason.
Ronnie Stanley, a 2019 All-Pro, made his first appearance in a game since hurting his left ankle on Nov. 1 and missing the rest of the season.
Harbaugh said of his starters getting minimal playing time, “It’s not much, but it’s something.”
“At the very least, you get out and do some labor.
That’s the same as what we were hoping for before the regular season began.
We thought they wouldn’t attract a lot of attention.
It’s not going to be worth it.”
WASHINGTON RESTS STARTERS
Ron Rivera of the Washington Redskins went even further, resting all of his starters.
“We didn’t want anyone to be injured,” Rivera explained.
Kyle Allen took over at quarterback after presumed starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and backup Taylor Heinicke were given the night off. Allen completed 10 of 22 passes for 100 yards before giving way to Steven Montez at halftime.
Baltimore benched kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch in favor of rookie Jake Verity, who missed a 40-yard field goal but hit from 25 yards. And block an extra point. Verity made his first three field-goal attempts this preseason, including a 53-yarder, and could draw interest around the league.