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M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland  Weather: 82°, Clear  Attendance: 70,126

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Arizona Cardinals at Baltimore Ravens

  1. The Cardinals are a league-worst 15-44 (.254) on the road against AFC opponents since moving to Arizona in 1988, That includes losses in their only two trips to Baltimore since winning their initial visit in 1997, when Jake Plummer led a late game-winning drive to beat Vinny Testaverde.
  2. The Ravens have rushed for 1872 yards in eight games since Lamar Jackson took over as the starting quarterback while posting a 7-1 record. That's the highest eight-game rushing total by any team since the Steelers ran for 1900 yards in their final eight games of 1976.
  3. Kyler Murray's 15 fourth-quarter completions last week were the most by a Cardinals quarterback since Carson Palmer in 2013. Murray also became only the fourth active QB to throw for 300 yards in his NFL debut, joining Cam Newton (422), Robert Griffin III (320) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (2005).
  4. Mark Ingram is coming off his 16th career 100-yard rushing performance, and the eighth one in which he had fewer than 20 carries. Ingram's average of 4.97 yards per carry since 2016 is the highest of any player with at least 300 attempts in that span besides former Saints teammate Alvin Kamara (5.22).
  5. Besides their 644 yards from scrimmage last week being the most by any team since 2012 (Hou, 676), the Ravens became the first team to have 250+ rushing yards and 350+ passing yards in the same game since the Steelers did it against the Browns on November 25, 1979.
  6. Larry Fitzgerald is coming off his 54th career game with at least eight receptions, three more than any other player in NFL history (Marvin Harrison, 51). The only other active player to have more than 35 such games is Antonio Brown (43).
Team Comparison

Arizona
 
Baltimore
27.0 Points 59.0
308.0 Pass Yds 379.0
112.0 Rush Yds 265.0
2 Takeaways 3
(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Ravens are really looking forward to seeing Terrell Suggs this Sunday - right up until the opening kickoff of their game against the Arizona Cardinals.

At the point, the Ravens will turn their attention toward keeping their former teammate clear of quarterback Lamar Jackson.

"To see his face on the scouting report is pretty funny. It's crazy," Baltimore guard Marshal Yanda said. "We can talk before the game and we can talk after the game, but during the game it's business."

For 16 years, Suggs was Baltimore's premier pass rusher. In addition to establishing the franchise record for sacks, Suggs provided leadership and comic relief on the field and in the locker room.

During this past offseason, however, the 36-year-old opted to return to his roots and signed a one-year, $7 million contract with Arizona.

When Suggs saw the Cardinals were playing the second game of the season in Baltimore, he began preparing for a strange, nostalgic journey.

"It's kind of a unique situation, isn't it? It's kind of weird," he said. "Once it hit me that it was actually (Baltimore's) home opener, that's when I was kind of like, `Wow.' That's when the craziness of it kind of set in."

Suggs launched the second stanza of his career with four tackles and two sacks in Arizona's season-opening tie with Detroit. If the Ravens (1-0) are to build on their 59-10 rout of Miami, they're going to have to stop their old friend from creating havoc in the backfield.

"I'm going to have to bring it," tight end Mark Andrews said. "Everyone on this team is going to have to bring it with him. He's a beast."

After Ray Lewis retired, Suggs was always the last defensive player introduced to the crowd. On Sunday, he'll come out with the Cardinals, but surely will be recognized for his past accomplishments in Baltimore.

"I don't know how I'm going to feel," he said. "This is something that in 17 years I've never experienced, so this is going to be a first."

Some things to know about the first meeting between Arizona and Baltimore since 2015:

JACKSON'S ENCORE

After throwing for 324 yards and five touchdowns against the Dolphins, Jackson will be looking to keep the offense rolling in Game 2 of his second NFL season.

He said his objective is to "try to put on a show."

Jackson proved last week that he can pass the ball as well as run with it.

"I had a whole year to get chemistry down pat, study a lot, work hard on throwing the ball," he said.

QUITE A DEBUT

Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray brought his team back from an 18-point, fourth-quarter deficit and finished 29 of 54 for 308 yards and two touchdowns.

The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall selection in the draft is the first player in franchise history to throw for 300 yards in his debut.

Jackson and Murray both have a Heisman in their trophy case and have the potential to shine as pros for years to come.

"In my opinion, they're two guys that can be the future of the sport if they continue to progress and put in the work and the time," Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury said.

THE OTHER MURRAY

The Cardinals are relying on more than one Murray on offense.

Justin Murray started at right tackle in Week 1, just a few days after Marcus Gilbert injured his right knee in practice during a non-contact drill. The team put Gilbert on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Murray wasn't perfect against the Lions, but he more than held his own, especially considering it was the second-year player's third career NFL game. The 6-foot-5, 315-pounder did enough that Kingsbury expects him to start against the Ravens.

WELCOME CRABTREE

Arizona's offense already has multiple playmakers. Now it's adding Michael Crabtree to the mix.

The veteran receiver signed with the Cardinals a few weeks ago, but didn't play in Week 1. Kingsbury said he expects Crabtree will be in the rotation this weekend.

"He brings a lot of experience, a lot of savvy, a lot of catches and a lot of physicality," Kingsbury said. "I know he'll be excited for this one."

Crabtree played for the Ravens last season, starting all 16 games and catching 54 passes for 607 yards and three touchdowns.

BROWN DELIVERS

Baltimore's top draft pick Marquise "Hollywood" Brown caught four passes for 147 yards and two TDs in his first NFL game.

The speedster was a teammate of Kyler Murray's at Oklahoma. Andrews also played for the Sooners, but those ties will be put on hold at game time.

Andrews said of Murray: "He's an Oklahoma guy, but he's a rival this week."

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AP Sports Writer David Brandt in Tempe, Arizona, contributed to this report.

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Updated September 12, 2019

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