Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson threw 18 times in the first half of the Ravens’ 34-17 win over the Oakland Raiders, with mixed results. He threw a perfect deep ball to tight end Mark Andrews for a 74-yard gain but also threw two interceptions and looked tentative at times when he had to decide between run or pass. Joe Flacco returned to practice Thursday, and the Falcons are preparing for both quarterbacks, knowing the Ravens are unlikely to announce their starter. |
Matt Ryan is having one of his best statistical seasons, completing 71.4 percent of his passes and averaging 8.5 yards per attempt. He’s thrown for 24 touchdowns against just five interceptions. But the Falcons have gone cold over their past three games, averaging just 17.3 points in that span. Julio Jones remains among the best wide receivers in the sport, with 84 catches for 1,305 yards through 11 games. Rookie Calvin Ridley has eight touchdown catches.