Baltimore Ravens: Top 5 game winning plays of all time
4. Shannon Sharpe beats the Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars used to be one of the best teams in the AFC and the Ravens had a lot of trouble against them. The 2001 Ravens were able to win two close games against their AFC Central rivals. Yeah, a lot has changed hasn’t it? AFC Central has such an old school sound to it. The Ravens were trying to win a tight game in Jacksonville. Elvis Grbac led the Ravens down the field and with 14 seconds left the Ravens used their last time out and needed a touchdown inside the 10 yard line.
Grbac dropped back and threw it quickly and high for Shannon Sharpe in the back of the end zone. The defensive back didn’t even have time to get into position. Sharpe had a very quick double move to get into the back of the end zone and caught the ball over his shoulder. The most amazing thing about the touchdown was how much Sharpe had to do. On a short pass, with a quick release he had to get open in the end zone. He had to catch the ball and somehow manage to get his feet down in bounds. The throw was where it had to be, but that play was all Sharpe. Those are the kinds of plays you see from the all-time greats.
This is a game you may have forgotten about but it was one of the more exciting finishes in Ravens history and it certainly belongs on this list. The 2001 Ravens were really good. It was basically the Super Bowl team without Jamal Lewis, because of an injury. Yes, Ravens fans will never be keen on the Trent Dilfer to Elvis Grbac switch. This is one moment where Grbac led the Ravens down the field for a win. The Ravens won 10 games and got to there second consecutive trip to the playoffs. It’s good to include the 2001 team here for that reason.