Given only three days to shake off a tough defeat at the hands of the Browns, the Ravens rebounded nicely, outlasting the Bengals 34-20 on Thursday night. Here’s how the team graded out.


Lamar Jackson went down late in the first quarter with an apparent ankle injury but, after a visit to the medical tent, returned without missing a snap. His final stat line — 16-for-26, 264 passing yards, two touchdowns — paints a rosier picture than the one presented on film, though his performance could’ve been hampered by his injury. Playing without safety valve Mark Andrews for the majority of the game, Jackson sometimes looked out of sync with his pass catchers, failing to connect with his wideouts on deep balls on several occasions. Still, he led six scoring drives, rushed for 54 yards and spread the ball to nine receivers.

Grade: B

Running backs

After rushing for a minuscule 2.2 yards per carry against the Browns on Sunday, Gus Edwards responded by posting 62 yards on 12 carries and a pair of touchdowns, once again showing he’s one of the best goal-to-go backs in the league. Keaton Mitchell picked up 33 yards on eight carries, flashing the kind of game-breaking speed the Ravens’ rushing attack has been missing since J.K. Dobbins went down with a torn Achilles. Baltimore’s backs helped the offense go 6-for-12 on third downs, extending drives and salting away a victory.

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Grade: B+