By STEPHEN WHYNO, AP Sports Writer
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — J.Okay. Dobbins left with a knee damage, Lamar Jackson made his 2021 preseason debut and the Tyler Huntley-led Baltimore Ravens routed Washington 37-3 Saturday to win their NFL-best 20th consecutive exhibition game.
Dobbins happening early with a left knee damage is the most important lingering impact for Baltimore with the common season on the horizon. After catching a display move from Jackson, the second-year working again went down awkwardly halfway by way of the primary quarter on his third contact of the game. He was attended to on the sphere earlier than being carted off the sideline and dominated out.
Jackson performed just one collection after sitting out Baltimore’s first two preseason games. The 2019 MVP was 3 of 4 for 29 yards and was sacked twice on a drive that ended with a missed subject objective.
While the Ravens awaited phrase on Dobbins, who was once more anticipated to separate carries with Gus Edwards in a run-heavy offense, Huntley tore by way of Washington’s reserves by going 24 of 33 with 4 landing passes and a speeding rating. Huntley is the second-string quarterback behind Jackson for now with Trace McSorley unavailable due to again issues.
Huntley’s 285 passing yards and TD throws to Eric Tomlinson, Binjimen Victor, James Proche II and Tylan Wallace helped Baltimore move Vince Lombardi’s Green Bay Packers for the longest preseason successful streak. Green Bay’s streak ended with a loss in 1963 to a staff of faculty all-stars and totaled 23 games by way of that 12 months if solely counting NFL opponents — a mark the Ravens would wish to go undefeated in the 2022 preseason to match.
But Dobbins’ standing was extra entrance of thoughts to teach John Harbaugh and his staff. The Ohio State product had simply seven carries for 8 yards by way of two preseason games and rushed for 15 extra at Washington earlier than getting injured.
Roughly 90 minutes after Dobbins left the sphere, agent Zac Hiller tweeted: “All I do know is @Jkdobbins22 is without doubt one of the hardest guys on the market. No matter what it’s that is solely 12 months 2 of 20.”
Left deal with Ronnie Stanley, an All-Pro in 2019, additionally noticed his first game motion since injuring his left ankle Nov. 1 and lacking the rest of final season. The Ravens misplaced Victor and Deon Cain in the second half when every receiver was evaluated for a concussion.
WASHINGTON RESTS STARTERS
Presumptive beginning QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and backup Taylor Heinicke acquired the night time off for Washington, together with each projected starter. That meant Kyle Allen getting the nod at QB, and he accomplished 10 of twenty-two passes for 100 yards earlier than giving strategy to Steven Montez after halftime.
Reserve cornerback Torry McTyer, on the bubble for a roster spot, left in the primary half with a concussion.
Baltimore rested kicker Justin Tucker and punter Sam Koch and handed these duties to rookie Jake Verity, who was extensive left from 40 yards, linked from 25 and had an additional level blocked. Verity made his first three subject objective makes an attempt this preseason, together with a 53-yarder, and will draw curiosity across the league.
That may embrace Washington, now that Dustin Hopkins is 4 of seven on subject objectives this preseason. He was good from 48 yards and had a 55-yard try deflected earlier than falling properly wanting the objective posts.
Baltimore was all the way down to 78 gamers on the roster after finishing one other commerce Saturday, sending veteran offensive lineman Greg Mancz to Miami for an undisclosed change of draft picks. The Ravens earlier in the week traded rookie cornerback Shaun Wade to New England for a 2022 seventh-rounder and 2023 fifth-rounder.
Ravens: start the common season on the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday night time, Sept. 13.
Washington: host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Sept. 12.
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