Baltimore Ravens Running Back Shines in Return From Injury

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins finally had the comeback game he's been dreaming of. The third-year running back rushed for 120 yards on only 15 carries in a 16-14 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14. It was Dobbins' first game back from a seven-game stint on injured reserve. He had played in only four games this season before today's matchup, rushing for a mediocre 123 yards at 3.5 yards per carry. He had missed 25 of a possible 29 games since tearing his ACL ahead of the 2021 season.

Dobbins' big game came at a critical time for the Ravens. His team entered the day without starting quarterback Lamar Jackson, and second-string quarterback Tyler Huntley suffered a concussion that cost him much of the second half. Overall, the Ravens netted a mere 94 passing yards. If not for Dobbins' solid day, they could have easily surrendered their lead in the AFC North standings.

Dobbins joined the Ravens as their 55th overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. He rushed for an impressive 805 yards and nine touchdowns at an excellent 6.0 yards per carry as a rookie before his unfortunate 2021 injury. 
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