BALTIMORE. Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman is fast becoming the powerful weapon Lamar Jackson desperately needs.

On Sunday, Bateman received a short pass from Jackson for a 75-yard touchdown to give the Ravens a 14–7 lead over the Miami Dolphins in the second quarter. This long touchdown came a week after Bateman caught a 55-yard touchdown from Jackson in the season opener in a 24–9 win over the New York Jets.

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After one game after Miami tied at 7, Bateman caught a fast lean to lead Dolphins defenseman Xavien Howard 66 yards to the end zone. Bateman hit a top speed of 21.48 mph, the second fastest for a ball carrier this season, behind Devin DuVernay on a 103-yard kickoff for a touchdown that was earlier in the game.

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Bateman’s 75-yard throw was Jackson’s second longest career completion. His longest pass was also against the Dolphins, an 83-yard pass to Marquise Brown in the 2019 season opener. The Baltimores traded Brown this offseason in the hope that Bateman would become Jackson’s No. 1 wide receiver.

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Ravens wide receiver Devin DuVernay continued his hot start to the 2022 season as the Ravens kicked off their home debut in spectacular fashion.

DuVernay returned the kickoff for 103 yards to lead the Miami Dolphins down the left sideline and into the end zone. According to Next Gen Stats, he reached a top speed of 25.6 mph, the fastest by any ball handler this season.

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

DuVernay, who returned to the Pro Bowl last year, joined Jacoby Jones as the only multi-touchdown player in Ravens history.