The eye-popping stats from the Ravens’ first-half domination against the Lions

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The Ravens came ready to play Sunday.

In the first half, Baltimore completely dismantled the visiting Detroit Lions, who entered as one of the league’s best teams with a 5-1 record. The Ravens led 28-0 at halftime, and it was perhaps even more lopsided than the score indicates.

Here’s a look at some of the most eye-popping stats from the opening 30 minutes:


The Ravens are the first team this season to score a touchdown on each of their first four drives, according to ESPN Stats & Info. They had a different player score on each one: Lamar Jackson, Nelson Agholor, Mark Andrews and Gus Edwards.


Jackson is one of just three players over the past 20 seasons to record 150 passing yards, one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown in the first quarter, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Michael Vick (2010) and Shaun Hill (2014) are the others. Jackson was so good he even got a shout-out from Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James on X, formerly known as Twitter.


Jackson finished the first half with 255 passing yards. His career high is 442, which came in a 31-25 overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 11, 2021.


The Ravens piled up 356 total yards in the first half, an average of 9.6 per play. They entered Sunday averaging 339.2 yards per game, 11th-best in the NFL.


On the other hand, the Lions were held to 97 total yards in the first half. At one point, the Ravens were outgaining Detroit 245-6. The Lions entered averaging 383.7 yards per game, third-best in the NFL.


Jackson’s time to throw of 9.24 seconds on his 12-yard touchdown pass to Agholor is the longest on a touchdown pass since Week 14, 2018, and the third-longest in the Next Gen Stats era (since 2016).


The Ravens offense featured five different personnel groupings on their seven-play opening drive resulting in a 7-yard touchdown run by Jackson, according to Next Gen Stats. 12 personnel (1 running back, 2 tight ends) was the only grouping used more than once (3 plays).


The 28-point deficit was the largest in the first half for the Lions since they trailed by 35 in Week 1 against Washington on Sept. 1, 1991, according to Fox Sports.


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