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Ravens’ Jackson sets team record with 7th TD

[ad_1] BALTIMORE -- Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson continued to drive the point that he can be an effective passer in the NFL with another record Sunday.Jackson threw his seventh touchdown pass in just his fifth quarter of work this year, surpassing his entire total (six) from last season. That also ranks as the most touchdown passes through the team's first two games in franchise history.After throwing five touchdowns in three
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After hitting 20 mph in debut, Hollywood Brown says ‘nowhere near my top speed’ – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Rookie Marquise "Hollywood" Brown set an NFL record in his debut -- just not a personal one.Brown, the fleet-footed Baltimore Ravens wide receiver, became the first player in league history to score multiple 40-yard touchdowns in his first career game, outrunning the Miami Dolphins defense each time. He did so on the first two catches of his career.Week 2 fantasy football rankingsClay: Fantasy Intel on
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Biggest Week 2 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 8:03 PM ETNFL NationESPN Many NFL teams emerged from Week 1 relatively unscathed from an injury standpoint. Others have already seen key starters knocked out for significant time, such as Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill and Chargers tight end Hunter Henry.But while catastrophe was largely averted, every team has at least one player in some question for the Week 2 lineup. NFL Nation reporters provide the
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Ex-NFL QB Mallett arrested on suspicion of DWI

[ad_1] SPRINGDALE, Ark. -- Former University of Arkansas, University of Michigan and NFL quarterback Ryan Mallett has been arrested in northwest Arkansas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.Springdale police Lt. Jeff Taylor says Mallett, 31, was arrested Tuesday following a two-vehicle collision. Taylor did not immediately return a phone call Wednesday from The Associated Press seeking details on the crash, and police department records do not indicate whether Mallett is
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Caesars drops Lamar Jackson’s MVP odds

[ad_1] 2:36 PM ETDoug KezirianESPN CloseESPN Sports Betting Analyst Host of Daily Wager Behind The Bets podcast hostAfter skeptics questioned whether he could even play quarterback in the NFL, Lamar Jackson has captured the attention of oddsmakers and now has the eighth-lowest odds to win the MVP award.Caesars Sportsbook reduced Jackson's odds from 50-1 to 18-1, following his five touchdown passes in Baltimore's 59-10 rout of the lowly Miami Dolphins.Caesars
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Week 2 NFL Power Rankings

[ad_1] 6:50 AM ETNFL NationESPN While a first impression isn't the end-all, be-all of how an NFL player is perceived, it certainly doesn't hurt a rookie to have his first regular-season experience be a good one.Tracking the rooks is the theme of this week's version of the power rankings. While the entire 16-game schedule will be the determinant of their first-year fate, having the first step to be a positive
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NFL rookie pass-catching debuts that deserve attention

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN Several rookie pass-catchers stood out in Week 1, producing at a level few could have seen coming so early in their careers. It was only one game, though -- can they keep the good times rolling?Our NFL Nation reporters take a look at each performance and at each player's outlook moving forward.Week 1 stats: Four receptions, five targets, 147 yards, two touchdownsAssets: Brown has that
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Ravens expect CB Smith to miss multiple weeks

[ad_1] OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith will miss multiple weeks with a sprained right knee, coach John Harbaugh said Monday.Smith hurt his knee in the first quarter of Sunday's 59-10 rout of the Miami Dolphins in Miami, when Ravens middle linebacker Patrick Onwuasor accidentally fell into the side of his knee."It's not going to be a season-ender by any stretch," Harbaugh said. "How many weeks it
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Ravens’ Lamar Jackson sends message, via airmail, to every NFL defense – Baltimore Ravens Blog

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Following the Baltimore Ravens' 59-10 dismantling of the Miami Dolphins, the cheers came loud and often in the locker room as a team spokesman announced the many superlatives.Most points scored!Most yards gained!Perfect passer rating for Lamar Jackson!The most resounding stat, however, went unsaid. Jackson finished with more touchdown passes (five) than rushing attempts (three). There were more. Jackson is the youngest player (22 years, 244
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Inside Week 1’s five most surprising QB performances

[ad_1] Week 1 is only 1/17th of the NFL regular season, but it naturally feels more important. Rookie players and coaches make their real debuts after briefly checking in during the preseason. Free-agent and trade acquisitions show what they can do in their new cities. A big game in Week 1 just seems more meaningful than it does in Week 11. A disastrous one has the opposite effect.Those games don't