Two weeks and two wins have the Baltimore Ravens off to a fast start in 2019. After a 59-10 win in Miami, the Ravens took care of business at home defeating the Arizona Cardinals, 23-17.
While Lamar Jackson may have not replicated the numbers that earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week following the opener, his Week 2 performance was still impressive. The second-year quarterback threw for 272 yards (including a beautiful deep ball to Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown to seal the game) and two touchdowns while rushing for 120 yards.
Jackson now has seven passing touchdowns in two games, more than he compiled in all of his starts last season.
Defensively, Baltimore was once again solid even while missing Jimmy Smith in the secondary. Despite allowing Kyler Murray to throw for over 300 yards in the Air-Raid offense, Baltimore only surrendered one touchdown late in the game.
Through the first two games of 2019, things have gone about as good as they can for the Ravens. Even with matchups against teams that don't look like contenders, wins are wins in the NFL. But now, the Ravens will face their biggest test yet when they head to Kansas City to face the Chiefs.
Led by reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes, the AFC West leaders are also a perfect 2-0 on the season. Even with the absence of receiver Tyreek Hill for a majority of the two games, Mahomes is already making a case for a two-peat as MVP. Through 120 minutes of action, he's thrown for 871 yards and seven touchdowns, completing 71.4 percent of his passes.
Mahomes and company will offer plenty of challenges for the Baltimore defense. Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins and a plethora of other weapons allow Mahomes to disperse his passes all over the field. Come Sunday, the secondary will have its hands full.
The Week 3 matchup is also a rematch of one of the better games of 2018. Mahomes and the Chiefs outlasted Jackson and the Ravens 27-24 in overtime, something the team still hasn't forgotten about.
Sunday promises to be a good one, here's everything you need to know about the game:
RAVENS AT CHIEFS WEEK 3:
Who: Baltimore Ravens at Kansas City Chiefs
What: Week 3 regular season
When: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MD
TV Channel: CBS
Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090, 98Rock and 101.5 FM
Weather: Partly cloudy, high of 72 degrees, chance of rain 50 percent
RAVENS 2019 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:
Week 1: Sun., 9/8 at Dolphins, 1:00 p.m. (W, 59-10)
Week 2: Sun., 9/15 vs. Cardinals, 1:00 p.m. (W, 23-17)
Week 3: Sun., 9/22 at Chiefs. 1:00 p.m.
Week 4: Sun., 9/29 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.
Week 5: Sun., 10/6 at Steelers, 1:00 p.m.
Week 6: Sun., 10/13 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m.
Week 7: Sun., 10/20 at Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
Week 8: BYE week
Week 9: Sun., 11/3 vs. Patriots, 8:20 p.m.
Week 10: Sun., 11/10 at Bengals, 1:00 p.m.
Week 11: Sun., 11/17 vs. Texans, 1:00 p.m.
Week 12: Mon., 11/25 at Rams, 8:15 p.m.
Week 13: Sun., 12/1 vs. 49ers, 1:00 p.m.
Week 14: Sun., 12/8 at Bills, 1:00 p.m.
Week 15: Thu., 12/12 vs. Jets, 8:20 p.m.
Week 16: Sun., 12/22 at Browns, 1:00 p.m.
Week 17: Sun., 12/29 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m.
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