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J.K. Dobbins Is Back, Scores Two Touchdowns

Baltimore Ravens
03 Oct 2022, 22:25 GMT+10

Ryan Mink

J.K. Dobbins couldn't wait to play in a packed M&T Bank Stadium for the first time, and he made quite an entrance.

Dobbins scored two touchdowns in the first quarter of Sunday's Week 4 game against the Buffalo Bills - one on a 1-yard shovel pass and another on a 4-yard run off the left side.

Dobbins played in his second game back from last year's major knee injury, which cost him the entire season. It's his first touchdown in 21 months, dating back to the Ravens' playoff win in Tennessee during the 2020 season.

Dobbins had seven carries for 23 yards and two catches for 17 yards in his debut in New England last week. He's got a bigger workload in his second game back, as he surpassed that rushing total in the first half, including a 16-yard gain.

Dobbins had 62 total yards at halftime and finished with 13 carries for 41 yards, as well as four catches for 22 yards.

"I feel like it gives the offense a lot of confidence when he gets out there and does what he does," Lamar Jackson said.

Since Dobbins' rookie campaign was during the COVID season, he had yet to play in a full stadium in an NFL game.

"Absolutely ecstatic for him," guard Kevin Zeitler said. "I mean, it sucked [with] what happened to J.K. last year, but for him, he kept a great attitude; he worked so hard with his rehab. He was frustrated he couldn't be out there Week 1, because he's a competitive guy. But I'm just overjoyed for him to get back out there and start getting to do the things we know he can do."

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