Baltimore Ravens victory Monday: 3 things to be happy about
2. The Ravens had clutch performances:
Overtime may not have gone the way Lamar Jackson and company would have wanted, but it ended with a win. Just getting the game into overtime was a big deal. In that raucous stadium Jackson drove the team down for the game tying field goal. In a drive that took up most of the last two minutes of the game, the offense got where they needed to be to force overtime. Jackson didn’t have a great day, but he led the offense to one of the most important scoring drives of the season.
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In overtime the Ravens had to punt the ball away. Marlon Humphrey came away with the most clutch forced fumble of all time. He did the same thing that got JuJu Smith-Schuster a touchdown in the first quarter. Humphrey went for the fumble instead of the tackle and it worked. Then he got up and sprinted to the loose ball. Humphrey may have just had one of the greatest plays in the history of the Ravens. It was that good and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
Then you have Justin Tucker. The G.O.A.T. without question. He nailed his fourth field goal of the game to win it in overtime. It was windy, the conditions weren’t great for field goal kicking. Tucker was kicking into the side of the field that is infamously hard for kickers. The ball looked destined to be wide left and it curved in for the score. It may have been the most dramatic game winning kick the Ravens have ever had. You can’t talk about this game without talking about the Ravens being clutch when they absolutely needed to be.