On Sunday the Baltimore Ravens offense dominated in their 47-3 win over the Buffalo Bills. Joe Flacco and company were able to spread the ball around really well and six different players ended up scoring a touchdown. The last one to score was Kenneth Dixon with a two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
It was a pretty decent afternoon for the Ravens backup running back. Dixon is listed behind Alex Collins and Javorius Allen in the depth chart but led the way in the run game with 44 yards on Sunday after Collins struggled in his start.
Unfortunately for Dixon the outing also led to an injury. It was initially reported that Dixon suffered a knee injury but there were no concrete details. After sitting out Monday and Tuesday’s practices, reports started to surface that the knee injury was serious and Dixon would be missing several weeks.
This is a huge disappointment for Dixon who has missed a lot of time throughout his career due to injuries and suspensions. Since being drafted in 2016 Dixon has only played in 13 games.
Despite Dixon’s unreliability, this is a big hit to the Ravens’ running back core. Collins was pretty much non-existent on Sunday outside of his touchdown run and Allen only had four carries. We know that both of these players will produce more on a weekly basis but the position’s depth has been significantly impacted due to Dixon’s injury.
It will be interesting to see if the Ravens activate a running back from the practice squad. Both De’Lance Turner and Gus Edwards would be viable options to fill the third string spot after getting a lot of reps in the preseason.