Ravens start 2019 season with dominating record setting victory over Dolphins

Baltimore Ravens v Miami Dolphins
Posted at 5:47 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 21:34:05-04

MIAMI, Fla. (WMAR) — The Baltimore Ravens started out the 2019 regular NFL season in dominant record setting fashion Sunday afternoon in Miami.

Baltimore followed up their undefeated preseason by trouncing the Dolphins 59-10, a franchise record for most points scored in a game.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for five touchdowns, just one shy of last season's total.

Overall the second year quarterback completed 17 out of 20 passes for 324 yards and no interceptions.

In the first half alone, the Ravens scored 42 points, also a franchise record for points scored in a half.

Most of Baltimore's new off-season acquisitions got involved early and often.

Running back Mark Ingram, who joined the team as a free agent from New Orleans, scored first on a one yard run early in the first quarter. He later ran for a second touchdown, this time for two yards in the second quarter.

Rookie first round draft pick Marquise Brown scored two more touchdowns in the first quarter, on passes of 47 and 83-yards.

The moment was bitter sweet for Jackson and Brown who both grew up in Florida, not too far from Hard Rock Stadium.

That wasn't all, wide receiver Willie Snead, his rookie counterpart Miles Boykin, and fullback Patrick Ricard each caught a touchdown pass from Jackson as well.

The score got so out of hand that the Dolphins and Ravens put in their backup quarterbacks.

Josh Rosen entered the game in the third quarter and received a rude welcome, as he was intercepted on his third play by Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, the second Baltimore interception of the game. Safety Earl Thomas, another one of Baltimore's off season additions made the first interception in the first quarter.

Meanwhile, Ravens second string quarterback Robert Griffin III was a little more successful, throwing a fourth quarter three-yard touchdown pass to second year tight end Mark Andrews, who totaled 108 receiving yards on the day.

It was Griffin's first touchdown pass since 2016. What made it more eventful, is less than 24-hours earlier his wife gave birth to a baby girl. The Ravens had to fly Griffin into Miami late Saturday to make it in time for Sunday's game.

Aside from the two turnovers, Baltimore's defense looked stellar and applied constant pressure on Miami quarterbacks, deflecting seven passes and adding three sacks.

The Ravens will now head back to Baltimore for next Sunday's home opener against Terrell Suggs and the Arizona Cardinals.