DeVante Parker had a huge game Sunday as the New England Patriots battled the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium.
Parker, who was held in check through his first two games with the Patriots, was a frequent target in New England’s home opener, with Mac Jones finding the eighth-year wide receiver early and often against Baltimore.
Among Parker’s many highlights was a third-quarter catch along the sideline that netted the Patriots 25 yards and a fresh set of downs.
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Parker demonstrated excellent body control to make the catch and stay inbounds. Jones also deserves credit for delivering a pass that only Parker could catch.
Parker, acquired from the Miami Dolphins in an offseason trade, had only one catch for nine yards on four targets in the Patriots’ first two games. The 29-year-old is expected to give New England a vertical threat it’s lacked in recent years, though, and Sunday’s performance certainly qualifies as a step in the right direction.