Key takeaways from first half of Ravens Week 2 matchup vs. Bengals

The Ravens had strong moments in the first half, and hold at 13-10 lead over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium.

Lamar Jackson opening drive

After a preseason like performance in Week 1, Lamar Jackson completed all five of his passes for 38 yards on the opening drive.

Gus Edwards ran three times for 20 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown.

Jackson completed his first seven passes of the game.

Morgan Moses strong start at right tackle

Patrick Queen is a weapon

Queen led the Ravens with five tackles in the first half.

Queen is playing for a new contract and he’s been lights out through the first two weeks.

Ravens defense

Ravens defense has forced three-and-outs on its first two drives of the game.

Justin Tucker is human

Tucker made two of three with a long of 44 yards.

Tucker missed a 59 yard kick.

Charlie Jones 81 yard punt return

This was the first punt return touchdown allowed by Ravens since Week 5 of 2016, per ESPNStatsInfo.

Zay Flowers

The rookie has one catch for 11 yards in the first half.

Kyle Hamilton

Hamilton has one tackle on the day and this key pass breakup.

Penalties in red zone

Lamar Jackson spreadng football around

Lamar Jackson is 16-of-24 for 141 yards, and also has rushed 6 times for 29 yards. Nelson Agholor, Rashod Bateman, Odell Beckham Jr. and Mark Andrews all have three receptions.

We talked about Jackson needing to get more skill players involved and early on, he’s completed a pass to 7 different players, while targeting 8.

Ravens running game

With J.K. Dobbins out for the year, Gus Edwards and Justice Hill are teaming up to split the running back duties.

Lamar Jackson leads the Ravens early on with six carries for 29 yards. Gus Edwards has four carries for 25 yards and a touchdown, while Justice Hill has nine carries for 28 yards.

Joe Burrow

Burrow was limited in the first half, going 8-11 passing, for 35 yards (3.2 avg) zero touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 75.9 rating.

Story originally appeared on Ravens Wire