The Baltimore Ravens are 6-2 after an impressive win against the New England Patriots. There was an incredible amount of good, some bad and some ugly moments from this game. Let’s take a look at it all:
Wow Ravens. Wow. You couldn’t have asked for a better start for the Ravens. It wouldn’t have happened better in a dream. The Ravens got a touchdown after a Patriots penalty took Justin Tucker off the field and put Lamar Jackson back on it. Jackson basically walked into the end zone. Then the Ravens got a stop and scored a field goal after moving right back down the field as if it was easy. Before you knew it, the Ravens had the ball again and Mark Ingram had a 53 yard run. Gus Edwards finished the drive with a touchdown run. M&T Bank Stadium was rocking and the Ravens were dominating one of the last undefeated teams in the league.
Marlon Humphrey got the second half off to a great start with a fumble recovery that he took 70 yards for a touchdown. It begs a question: Is there a better player in the NFL at a scoop and score? He did it against Seattle and he essentially scooped up a win (but not a touchdown) against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Ravens went up 24-13 and gained back the momentum Baltimore craved. After the Patriots marched down the field and scored to make it 24-20, the Ravens answered the bell.
Lamar Jackson completed a pass on a fourth down conversion that was one of the biggest plays of the entire season. Jackson’s heroics kept things going on one of the Ravens’ signature long drives. Jackson and company kept the football for 14 plays and over eight minutes. The drive ended with two things you don’t see often. First Nick Boyle got his first career touchdown and then Justin Tucker missed an extra point.
The Ravens led by 10 in this roller coaster of a game. Then the Ravens started to pull away again. Earl Thomas had a big interception and his return set Baltimore’s offense up with great field position. The Ravens scored again. The Ravens won 37-20. They dominated time of possession and their offense put the game away. Jackson looked like an MVP. It was an incredible night.