Cardinals insider Bob McManaman gives a breakdown of Sunday’s recreation between the Cardinals and Ravens at M&T Stadium in Baltimore:
Recap: Every week after incomes AFC Offensive Participant of the Week honors, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had a moment immediately stellar efficiency through dashing for 120 yards and passing for 272 extra with two touchdowns throughout a 23-17 victory over the Cardinals at M&T Stadium.
Jackson, Baltimore’s second-year big name from Louisville, threw a 27-yard landing to tight finish Mark Andrews within the first quarter and a 1-yard scoring strike to tight finish Hayden Hurst in the second one. Kicker Justin Tucker, in the meantime, kicked box objectives of 33, 28 and 51 yards. Jackson finished 24 of his 37 passes and was once no longer intercepted.
The Ravens relied most commonly on large performs to support to 2-0, the usage of 19 performs of 10 or extra yards handy the Cardinals (0-1-1) their first loss. Andrews stuck 8 passes for 112 yards. Rookie vast receiver Marquise Brown stuck 8 passes for 86 yards.
Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray was once 25-of-40 for 349 yards without a touchdowns and no interceptions. Two of his vast receivers completed with greater than 100 yards – Christian Kirk (six catches, 114 yards) and Larry Fitzgerald (5 catches, 104 yards).
Turning level: Going through a third-and-11 on the 44-yard line and protecting a six-point lead with simply 3 mins left in legislation, the Ravens have been in peril of letting the Cardinals get the ball again and take the lead with a landing.
As a substitute, Jackson fired the ball deep down the precise sideline to Brown for an enormous, game-saving 41-yard acquire. That allowed Baltimore to run down the clock, take the knee and seal the victory.
Superstar participant: Between passing the ball and working with it, Jackson just about accounted for 400 yards (393). 11 of his completions went for 10 or extra yards as did six of his keepers. Every now and then, it gave the impression of he was once toying with the Cardinals on a few of his scrambles.
Key accidents: Operating again David Johnson overlooked a excellent bite of the primary part with a left wrist harm, however was once in a position to go back. Johnson overlooked the overall 15 video games of the 2017 season as a result of a fractured left wrist. Left guard Justin Pugh (sickness) was once a overdue addition to the harm record Sunday morning, however was once in a position to begin and end the sport.
Up subsequent: The Cardinals go back house for a recreation Sunday towards the Carolina panthers at State Farm Stadium. It’s the primary of 2 immediately house video games for Arizona, which hosts Seattle on Sept. 29. Kickoff is 1:05 p.m. for each video games.