NFL Kickoff 2019

Under the blistering Miami sun, the NFL Kickoff Weekend for the Miami Dolphins was anything but bright and sunny. The Baltimore Ravens flew into Hard Rock Stadium and pecked at the Dolphins to the score of 59-10. By the end of the game people were wondering what was hotter, the sun or Lamar Jackson. Both scorched the Dolphins to begin the NFL Kickoff weekend for both teams.

Walking into Hard Rock Stadium to photograph the game I didn’t know what to expect. Both teams had questions like is Lamar Jackson a real QB and are the Dolphins really tanking? Both seem to be true by the day’s end. Before the slaughter on the field commenced, it was nice to walk around the stadium and take in all the signs for the NFL Kickoff weekend as well as the freshly painted NFL 100 on the grass.

NFL 100

Working as an NFL photographer while it celebrates it’s 100th season is pretty special. It’s also nice to know that the SuperBowl will be in my backyard this year. The NFL 100 logo was adorned on the field, the referee’s hats and with patches on player’s jerseys. There is no mistaking the NFL didn’t want everyone to know they’re going to be celebrating the 100th season of the NFL during the NFL Kickoff weekend and beyond.

Lamar Jackson

The big story was what kind of quarterback Lamar Jackson would be; a running quarterback or a passing quarterback. From behind my camera I saw a passing quarterback. He threw for 324 yards and 5 touchdowns. It got to the point during the game that I just camped out in the endzone waiting for the Jackson to march the Ravens downfield to score and he did. If you were a Ravens fan it was exciting, but if you rooted for the Dolphins you were hoping the clock sped up to end the misery quicker.

This was just game one for me into my second season as a NFL photographer. Can’t wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for me. Follow me on Instagram to see more pics and videos from the game

Baltimore Ravens wait to run onto the field | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens wait to run onto the field | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (88) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (88) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Military flyover | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Military flyover | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (15) runs in for a touchdown | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown (15) runs in for a touchdown | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) hands the ball off to Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage (27) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) hands the ball off to Miami Dolphins running back Kalen Ballage (27) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill (43) runs up the sideline | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill (43) runs up the sideline | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas (29) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas (29) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas (29) runs back an interception | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens free safety Earl Thomas (29) runs back an interception | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (35) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (35) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon (99) hits Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon (99) hits Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) hauls in a pass between 2 defenders | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (11) hauls in a pass between 2 defenders | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens strong safety Tony Jefferson (23) flexes after a tackle | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens strong safety Tony Jefferson (23) flexes after a tackle | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) breaks up a pass | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard (25) breaks up a pass | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead (83) hauls in a touchdown pass | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead (83) hauls in a touchdown pass | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates a touchdown | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates a touchdown | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Chris Wormley (93) hits Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) as he throws | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Chris Wormley (93) hits Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) as he throws | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram (21) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram (21) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates a touchdown | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates a touchdown | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon (99) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Matt Judon (99) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium
The 2019 NFL Kickoff Opening Weekend
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) high fives fans | Baltimore Ravens vs. Miami Dolphins | September 8, 2019 | Hard Rock Stadium

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