The Ravens turned in one of the best regular seasons in franchise history in 2019.
Baltimore ended the regular season on a 12-game winning streak, defeating several quality opponents during that stretch. Quarterback Lamar Jackson played stellar football throughout the entire year, and was rewarded for his play by earned 2020 NFL MVP Honors.
As Ravens and NFL fans need something to watch with all live sports on halt due to concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, the NFL has made Game Pass free to all fans through July 31. Now, Baltimore fans can relive the incredible season.
It was hard to pick just five because there were so many options (and wins!). But here are the top five Ravens games to rewatch from the 2019 season on NFL Game Pass.
1. Week 1 blowout of the Miami Dolphins
Entering the 2019 season, many thought the Ravens would go as far as quarterback Lamar Jackson would take them. Jackson entered the season with just seven career starts, and there were some concerns about his passing ability.
But oh boy did Jackson hit the ground running.
In a 59-10 blowout of the Dolphins, Jackson threw for a career-high five touchdown passes and 324 yards, completing 17-of-20 passes. The quarterback's incredible Week 1 earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, too.
Outside of Jackson's performance, Ravens fans had to be thrilled with rookie Marquise "Hollywood" Brown's NFL debut. Brown's first two catches resulted in touchdowns, as the rookie finished with 147 receiving yards and two scores.
The first week of the season could not have gone any better for Baltimore.
2. Week 7 road victory over Seattle
This game was a message from Baltimore to the rest of the NFL: the Ravens are for real.
Baltimore entered this Week 7 contest 4-2, but nobody really knew how good the Ravens truly were. They were coming off just a six-point home victory over the lowly Bengals and simply were not playing great football.
Arriving in Seattle changed those things.
Jackson struggled through the air but was quite effective using his legs. The quarterback finished with 114 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the 30-16 victory.
But while most of the Ravens victories were directly related to Jackson's play, this victory is a credit to the Baltimore defense. Cornerback Marcus Peters, who the team acquired earlier in the week from the Los Angeles Rams, recorded his first interception in the purple and black -- a pick-six against Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. The unit was responsible for another touchdown late in the fourth quarter when Marlon Humphrey recovered a fumble by Seahawks wideout D.K. Metcalf and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown, sealing the game.
3. Week 9 dominant win over the Patriots
The victory two weeks prior in Seattle was a statement win for the Ravens, but this win over the previously unbeaten New England Patriots proved this team is among the league's best.
The Ravens jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter behind two rushing touchdowns, one from Jackson and one from running back Gus Edwards. New England closed the first half with 13 unanswered points, making it a game.
But once again, the Ravens defense struck. With the Patriots driving on the opening possession of the third quarter, New England wideout Julian Edelman coughed up the football, and Humphrey ran it back 70 yards for his second touchdown in three weeks.
The two teams traded touchdowns to end the third quarter, as the Ravens entered the fourth quarter with a 10-point lead. And once again, the Baltimore defense made a play when they needed to. Safety Earl Thomas picked off a Tom Brady pass, and then on the ensuing Baltimore possession, Jackson and co. then went on a 14-play touchdown drive to extend Baltimore's lead to 17. The contest was suddenly out of reach.
4. Week 12 blowout on Monday Night Football over the Rams
The Ravens entered this Monday Night Football contest on a six-game winning streak, but many pegged this date with Los Angeles as the game Baltimore would slip up. The Rams, the reigning NFC champions, entered this Week 12 contest as a three-point favorite over Baltimore.
The exact opposite happened.
Jackson found Brown for touchdowns on Baltimore's first two possessions, giving the Ravens an early 14-0 lead before the Rams had any time to establish a rhythm on offense. The Ravens would score touchdowns on their next two drives as well, while the Rams could only muster a pair of field goals. Baltimore walked into the locker room at halftime up 28-6, arguably their best half of football on the season.
Baltimore opened the second half with a 10-play, 75-yard drive that culminated in Jackson's fourth touchdown pass of the night, extending the lead to 35-6. After another Rams punt, Jackson and co. would find the end zone once again on a seven-yard pass from Jackson to wide receiver Willie Snead.
Jackson tied a career-high of five touchdown passes, and the Ravens scored touchdowns on their first six possessions. It was a dominant, wire-to-wire performance from Baltimore.
5. Week 13 narrow victory over the 49ers
Entering this Week 13 contest, many pegged this Ravens-49ers matchup as a potential Super Bowl preview. But due to playing in the pouring rain, this contest was uggggggly.
But maybe the torrential downpour was exactly what the Ravens needed. Most of Baltimore's victories, up to that point, were either in blowout fashion or due to the team's high-flying offense. But in this game, the Ravens learned how to win ugly, and defeated the 49ers 20-17.
Jackson struggled all afternoon to find a rhythm in the passing game (the weather was, of course, a major factor), but he was able to keep the 49ers defense on their heels with his legs. The quarterback finished with 105 passing yards and 116 rushing yards with two total touchdowns in the victory.
This may not have been the most pleasant Ravens victory to watch, but it was one of the most important wins on the season for Baltimore.
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