The Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns split their season series with one another and each contest was lopsided. With the Ravens winning the second contest, that game sticks out more and it was an ugly one. Cleveland had no answers for the Baltimore ground game as they surrendered 243 yards rushing on 40 attempts.
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MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson led the way with 103 yards but he wasn’t alone. The Ravens also had 66 yards from Gus Edwards, 55 from Mark Ingram, and 19 from Justice Hill who had the only rushing touchdown in that game.
For Baltimore, this was their M.O. as they were the No. 1 rushing team in the league according to NFL.com with 206 yards per game on the ground and they split the carries among everyone. That won’t change in 2020 as they got even better in the backfield adding Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins in the second round.
Dobbins was a monster in the NCAA, running for 4,459 yards and 38 touchdowns. His final campaign was something to behold as he had 2,003 yards on the ground with 21 touchdowns.
While there were picks made before him in the AFC North, Dobbins could end up being the best rookie in the division. He’s a dominant runner that will be joining a team that commits to the ground game like no one else.
For that reason, Cleveland needs to be very concerned about him going forward. He’s not a player who will be fun to face two times per season.