Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and other veteran starters didn’t play in Saturday’s preseason game in Miami. “We’re going to back some guys down,” coach John Harbaugh had said. “We had two joint practices where our guys have had upwards of 35 reps a piece.” The Ravens are also down three offensive linemen, which likely affected Baltimore’s decision to sit Flacco.
Danny Amendola Pass From Ryan Tannehill for 16 Yrds, J.Sanders extra point is GOOD, Center-J.Denney, Holder-M.Haack.
8 plays, 75 yards, 2:52
Justin Tucker Made 22 Yrd Field Goal
16 plays, 66 yards, 8:12
Jason Sanders Made 33 Yrd Field Goal
6 plays, 62 yards, 0:45
De’Lance Turner 65 Yard Rush, J.Tucker extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Cox, Holder-S.Koch.
5 plays, 84 yards, 2:03
Lamar Jackson 19 Yard Rush Kaare Vedvik Made Ex. Pt
8 plays, 62 yards, 2:34
DeVier Posey Pass From Lamar Jackson for 21 Yrds, K.Vedvik extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Sieg, Holder-S.Koch.
6 plays, 73 yards, 1:56
Kaare Vedvik Made 24 Yrd Field Goal
8 plays, 44 yards, 2:48
|Passing 1st downs||10||7|
|Rushing 1st downs||12||3|
|1st downs from penalties||2||1|
|3rd down efficiency||6-14||2-12|
|4th down efficiency||1-1||0-1|
|Yards per Play||5.7||4.4|
|Yards per pass||6.2||4.2|
|Yards per rush||5.3||5.3|
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-3||1-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
Jackson entered the game at the start of the second half and had his best performance yet for the Ravens. He went 7 for 10 for 98 yards and a touchdown, and ran for 39 yards on three carries, including a 19-yard scoring run.
Kenyan Drake sparked one scoring drive with a 30-yard run and another with a 36-yard reception for the Dolphins, whose starters reached the end zone for the first time this preseason.
Ryan Tannehill fumbled twice early, and the Dolphins drew boos from the small crowd when they went three-and-out on the first series. But the offense began to click in the second quarter against a mix of Ravens starters and reserves, and Tannehill finished 11 of 16 for 115 yards.
Danny Amendola made a nifty cutback to juke past two defensive backs and score on a 16-yard pass from Tannehill. It was the first touchdown by Miami’s starters during the preseason in 10 possessions.
On the next series, Tannehill hit Drake deep for a big gain to set up a field goal, and the Dolphins led 10-3 at halftime before both teams emptied their benches.
While starters for Miami saw their most extensive action this month, among those not playing for the Ravens were quarterback Joe Flacco, their top three wide receivers, three offensive linemen, safety Eric Weddle, and linebackers Terrell Suggs and C.J. Mosley.
Robert Griffin III, battling to make the Ravens’ roster, played the first half. He went 9 for 15 for 66 yards and carried five times for 41 yards while playing with a mix of starters and reserves.
Jackson’s touchdown pass covered 21 yards to another third-stringer, DeVier Posey.
The Dolphins’ offense started badly. Tannehill fumbled on the first play and lost 7 yards. Miami newcomer Frank Gore made his exhibition debut on the next play and lost 2 yards.
Tannehill, who wasn’t hit in Miami’s first two games, hopped up quickly after a jarring sack by Patrick Onwuasor. Tannehill missed all of last season because of a knee injury.
Justin Tucker was wide left on a 51-yard field goal try and had another 51-yarder blocked. The most accurate kicker in NFL history is 0 for 4 beyond 50 yards during the exhibition season.
INJURY REPORT: Ravens: Missing the game was TE Hayden Hurst, the team’s top draft pick. He tweeted that he will undergo surgery for a stress fracture in his foot and expects to return in a few weeks. The Ravens provided no information on any other injury. … But, rookie S DeShon Elliott hurt his left arm. … Rookie OL Greg Senat left the game with a foot injury.
Baltimore plays its final exhibition game this coming Thursday at home against Washington.