NFL Preseason Week 2 Game Recap: Baltimore Ravens 24, Arizona Cardinals 17 | NFL News, Rankings & Stats
The Baltimore Ravens added another pre-season win to their impressive run, beating the Arizona Cardinals 24-17 in week 2.
Editor’s note: All notes in this article are subject to revision. All PFF player ratings will be finalized by 12 p.m. ET tomorrow.
• A score of 93.4 PFF on the first exam, fueled by an adjusted completion rate of 92.9%, only solidified further Tyler Huntleystatus as one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
• Beginner Anthony Brown relieved Huntley in the second half, and while he threw for two touchdowns — one of which was considered a big throw — he also threw a costly interception on miscommunication that helped the Cardinals get back into the game.
• Mike Davis started for the Ravens, and while his stat line of six carries for 18 yards was largely disappointing, he made the most of his touches. Davis broke three tackles and averaged nearly 3.0 yards after contact per attempt.
• Beginner Tyler Badie handled the late-game workload, turning 12 carries into 34 yards and two first downs.
• Whereas lamar jackson and Mark Andrews stood on the sidelines for this contest, Huntley and Probable Isaiah formed their own elite connection. The pair connected on eight targets for 100 yards and a score in the first half.
• Probably now has 12 catches on 12 targets for 144 yards, in addition to seven forced missed tackles, this preseason. He is set to join Huntley with an overall competition score of over 90.0, pending review.
• Center Trystan Colon and keep Ben Cleveland were the standouts along the Baltimore line, with no pressure allowed on 17 and 23 pass-blocking snaps, respectively.
• Phillips tire bounced back from a tough preseason Week 1 to give up only a quarterback pressed on 25 pass-blocking snaps. He gave in six squeezes on last week’s outing.
• Beginner TravisJones tallied a press and three more winning reps before coming out with a knee injury. He’s on track to lead the defensive line in the passing-rushing category on his 16 snaps, pending review.
• Although Brent Urban only managed four run defense snaps, he made two run saves.
• Undrafted free agent rookie Josh Ross earned his second consecutive PFF rating of over 90.0, pending review, after giving up just nine yards on three catches in coverage. Ross also had two race stops.
• Malik Harrison joined Ross in making a run stoppage, and he scored over 80.0 on the first review for his effort.
• Arizona quarterbacks repeatedly targeted brandon stephenswho gave up four catches on seven targets for 43 yards.
• Beginner Grandpa Williams landed an interception and only gave up a four-yard hold on three targets in coverage.
• Fourth-year quarterback Trace McSorley took 41 of Arizona’s 50 losses on Sunday night and largely fell flat against the team that drafted him in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He completed 18 of 34 attempts for 229 yards (6.7 YPA), zero touchdowns and two interceptions.
• McSorley completed just two of 10 pass attempts under pressure for 33 yards and one of his interceptions. However, he found the end zone with a 1-yard run late in the fourth quarter.
• The Cardinals’ rushing offense couldn’t do much on the field. The team backs rushed for just 36 yards on 15 attempts tonight, moving the chains only twice.
• Beginner Keaontay Ingram led Arizona running backs in snaps played (26). He ran for 9 yards on four carries, but also caught two passes for 20 yards and a first down.
• Victor Bolden Jr. was the Cardinals’ most targeted receiver tonight, with nine passes thrown his way. He caught five — and dropped one — for 66 yards to lead the card-receiving corps in yards per throw (2.28).
• Arizona’s offensive line was credited with two sacks, one hit and nine hastes, according to PFF’s first film review of the game.
• Third-year tackle Josh Jones was the star pass blocker as he kept a completely clean slate in the first review.
• Denis Gardeck and Devon Kennard combined for five total pressures tonight, Gardeck claiming three and Kennard taking two. Both players recorded an 80.0% win rate and will likely complete reviews with PFF ratings above 85.0.
• Undrafted rookie Chandler Wooten allowed two catches on three targets in coverage, but those catches totaled 6 yards. He also had an interception midway through the fourth quarter.
• Linebacking colleague Ben Nieman wasn’t so lucky, as he gave up four catches on four targets for 24 yards. He also missed two tackles.
• The Arizona high school won’t be looking forward to Monday’s meetings. They allowed 10 catches on 12 targets for 153 yards and two scores, giving Baltimore quarterbacks a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
• Worse still, they didn’t force a single incompleteness and missed six tackles in total.