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Miles Boykin scores his first touchdown of season vs. Steelers

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Miles Boykin's 2020 season, to sum it up, has not lived up to expectations. With just 11 receptions through six games, the second-year receiver has been non-existent at times in the offense.

Still, Boykin and Baltimore believe he has the ability to make an impact in the passing game moving forward. He showed just that earlier in Week 7 against the Steelers.

As Lamar Jackson rolled out in the pocket in the red zone, Boykin found an opening in the back of the endzone for a six-yard score. It was his first touchdown of the campaign, evening the score at 7-7 and helping the Ravens rebound from a pick-6 to open up the contest.

Boykin has not yet taken the leap many hoped to see in Year 2. With a season in the offense and with Lamar Jackson under his belt, his role in the passing game was supposed to expand.

Yet, chemistry and timing with Jackson have been an issue and the Ravens still aren't seeing enough consistency out of the receiver. It's been a main reason why Baltimore's passing offense ranks toward the bottom of the league. The Ravens recently added veteran Dez Bryant to the practice squad, demonstrating the team's desire to find more options for Lamar Jackson. 

With Boykin getting involved early on Sunday, there's a chance both he and the Ravens aerial attack are ready to take a step forward in the coming weeks.