Baltimore Ravens’ Rashod Bateman catches 75-yard TD from Lamar Jackson

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman is quickly morphing into the big-play weapon Lamar Jackson desperately needs.

On Sunday, Bateman took a short pass from Jackson and scored a 75-yard touchdown to give the Ravens a 14-7 lead over the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter. That long touchdown comes a week after Bateman caught a 55-yard touchdown from Jackson in a 24-9 opening win at the New York Jets.

A game after Miami leveled the game at 7, Bateman caught a fast slant and passed Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard 66 yards to the end zone. Bateman hit a top speed of 21.48 mph, the second-fastest speed by a ball carrier this season, behind Devin Duvernay’s 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from earlier in the game.

Bateman’s 75-yarder was the second-longest finish of Jackson’s career. His longest pass also came against the Dolphins — an 83-yard pass to Marquise Brown in the 2019 season opener. Baltimore traded Brown this offseason with hopes that Bateman would become Jackson’s No. 1 wide receiver.

Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay continued his hot start to the 2022 season as the Ravens got their home opener off to a spectacular start.

Duvernay returned the opening shot 103 yards, passing the Miami Dolphins on the left touchline and into the end zone. According to Next Gen Stats, he hit a top speed of 21.6 mph, the fastest by a ball carrier so far this season.

This was Duvernay’s third touchdown in the first five quarters of the 2022 season. Last Sunday, he caught two touchdown passes from Lamar Jackson in the Ravens’ 24-9 win over the New York Jets. This was quite a turnaround for Duvernay, a third-round pick in 2020 who had four total touchdowns in his first two seasons.

Duvernay, a Pro Bowl returnee last year, joined Jacoby Jones as the only player with multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns in Ravens history. Baltimore Ravens’ Rashod Bateman catches 75-yard TD from Lamar Jackson

Emma Bowman

Emma Bowman is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Emma Bowman joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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