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What were the Chiefs-Ravens NFL ratings Week 2?

The Baltimore Ravens won an instant classic over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night at M&T Bank Stadium. Lamar Jackson was the star with 346 total yards

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What were the Chiefs-Ravens NFL ratings Week 2?
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Lamar Jackson overcame a troublesome start to lead his team to a 36-35 comback win, and earn his first victory against fellow NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes.

Baltimore skill players:

QB:

Lamar Jackson: 8

Jackson had all of the pressure of his winless record against Mahomes weighing down on his shoulder pads coming into Sunday night. He shook off a disastrous start, and settled into the game. He did it with his feet and in the air. 239 yards passing, 107 yards rushing and three total touchdowns. Not to mention he was the one who told coach Harbaugh to go for it on fourth and one with a minute left, and then got it himself. The two picks are the only mistakes he made.

Lamar Jackson (8) flips into the end zone

RB:

Ty’son Williams: 6

Williams continues to impress as the default running back after the tragic preseason that saw two Ravens running backs go down with season ending injuries. He will always play second fiddle to Jackson who got the brunt of the rushes, but Willams was solid with 77 yards on 13 carries. He was fortunate to see his goal line fumble fall into the hands of Duvernay.

Latavious Murray: 5

Murray is still incorporating himself in this squad after so much shuffling preseason shuffling at the running back. Murray scored the second Ravens touchdown, and had nine carries for 36 yards.

WR:

Sammy Watkins: 4

Watkins had a quiet night against his former team. He slipped on fell, which allowed Mathieu swoop in for the pick 6. He had a drop or two as well, and caught just four passes for 44 yards.

Marquise Brown: 7

Hollywood is looking like Jackson’s favorite big play target. Brown had 113 yards on six receptions including his long of 42 which came on a touchdown catch in the third quarter.

Devin Duvernay: 4

While he didn’t have a catch, his fumble recovery in the first quarter could have changed the game. After the pick six, to give up possession on the goal line would have been a deflating blow, but instead he snagged it out of mid air and fell into the end zone.

TE:

Mark Andrews: 6

The tight end on the other sideline gets all the accolades as the best tight end in the game, but Andrews is constantly showing a blend of sure hands, and big play potential. He had 5 receptions for 57 yards, but his catches always seem to come at big times.

Defenders:

Odafe Oweh: 6

The rookie was criticized for not making enough big plays in college. Well he silenced those critics today. He had three tackles, and came up with the game winning strip and recovery in the final minutes of the fourth quarter when the Chiefs where circulating field goal range.

KC Skill players:

QB:

Patrick Mahomes: 7.5

He was as spectacular as always. Mahomes missed on just seven of his 31 passes and had over 340 yards. He showed that he can use a handful of receivers, not just Tyreek Hill as he showed last week. His interception late in the third was a turning point though. He had the Chiefs driving late in the fourth, but the Edwards-Helaire fumble ended KC’s chances of a last second winner.

RB:

Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 4.5

The rookie quarterback was not featured in the offense as much as he was in Week 1. He got just 13 carries and had 46 yards. The fumble late in the fourth quarter cost the Chiefs a chance for a game winning field goal.

WR:

Tyreek Hil: 3.5

The Ravens defense made no secret who the focal point of attention in the secondary was going to be. Hill had almost 200 yards last week, and if the Ravens were going to lose it wasn’t going to be at the hand of Hill. He had just three receptions for 14 yards.

Mecole Hardman: 4

It wasn’t a night to remember for Hardman, but Chiefs fans will be happy to see Harman and Richardson more involved in the offense on those nights were Hill and Kelce aren’t their usual incredible selves. He had five receptions for 55 yards, but didn’t have too much of an impact on the game.

Demarcus Robinson: 5

The scorer of the second touchdown had just three receptions, but showed some wheels on the deep ball from Mahomes. He had three receptions for 46 yards, but when you consider his TD catch was 33 yards, it tells you he didn’t do much after that.

TE:

Travis Kelce: 6.5

Kelce continues to prove why he is the best tight end in the game. He had seven catches for 109 yards, including the 46 yard catch and run that may be the highlight of his career. He is the constant that Mahomes looks to in times of need, and he made the big catches when called upon tonight.

Defenders:

Tyrann Mathieu: 7

Mathieu missed last week after being placed on the covid/reserve list. He wasted no time starting his season off with a bang. A pick six in the first minute of the game, and then an interception in the end zone showed he was in mid-season form. But a couple of penalties against him extended the Ravens drives, and they would prove to be costly.