4. The Ravens are a scarier team with Jacoby Jones on the field

You would never have guessed Jones was recovering from a sprained knee the way he took off down the sideline with the Packers' first kickoff. <br>
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Watching him sprint in the open field is one of the thrilling sights in football, and he hadn't broken free like that since the Super Bowl. Jones said he felt only a few steps away from going all the way for a touchdown.<br>
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He also caught both of the balls thrown his way, streaking down the middle to catch a 31-yarder in the first quarter and grabbing a touchdown in the fourth.<br>
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It's not entirely clear how John Harbaugh will use Jones now that Marlon Brown and Tandon Doss have emerged as more reliable receiving threats. On Sunday, the Ravens often went with those two and Torrey Smith, leaving Jones on the sideline for much of the game.<br>
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But even if he's only used as a kick returner and a complementary threat in three- and four-receiver sets, Jones will give the Ravens more shots at those big plays on which they're so dependent.<br>
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( Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore Sun / October 13, 2013 )

You would never have guessed Jones was recovering from a sprained knee the way he took off down the sideline with the Packers' first kickoff.

Watching him sprint in the open field is one of the thrilling sights in football, and he hadn't broken free like that since the Super Bowl. Jones said he felt only a few steps away from going all the way for a touchdown.

He also caught both of the balls thrown his way, streaking down the middle to catch a 31-yarder in the first quarter and grabbing a touchdown in the fourth.

It's not entirely clear how John Harbaugh will use Jones now that Marlon Brown and Tandon Doss have emerged as more reliable receiving threats. On Sunday, the Ravens often went with those two and Torrey Smith, leaving Jones on the sideline for much of the game.

But even if he's only used as a kick returner and a complementary threat in three- and four-receiver sets, Jones will give the Ravens more shots at those big plays on which they're so dependent.

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