JK Dobbins caps strong season with best game as a rookie
For the sixth straight game, the Baltimore Ravens have had a touchdown in their box score by JK Dobbins only this time it was two touchdowns for the rookie.
The second-round pick out of Ohio State set a franchise record for touchdowns by a rookie during the Ravens’ regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
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Dobbins entered Sunday’s game with 121 carries for 645 rushing yards and 18 catches for 120 yards. His four-yard touchdown with 9:55 left in the third quarter was Dobbins’ eighth of the season, breaking the record previously held by Marquise Brown (2019), Marlon Brown (2013), and Torrey Smith (2011), who all recorded seven TD’s.
A 72-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was Dobbins’ ninth of the season, and he finished with 160 yards on 13 carries. Per Pro-Football-Reference, Dobbins became the first rookie to have at least 160 rushing yards and two touchdowns since Leonard Fournette did so for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017.
As a team, the Ravens surpassed 400 yards rushing on Sunday to become just the fourth team in NFL history to accomplish the feat.
Currently, the league record is 423 held by the New York Giants during a 55-10 win over the Baltimore Colts in November of 1950.
With their dominant 38-3 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Ravens have managed to complete their mission to make the postseason for the third straight season. The Ravens will need to find out later on Sunday which team will have to deal with their run game in the wild-card round of the playoffs.