Baltimore Ravens stun Cleveland Browns: 3 game balls

CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 14: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens speaks with Marquise Brown #15 during the fourth quarter in the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 14: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens speaks with Marquise Brown #15 during the fourth quarter in the game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 14, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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In one of the greatest MNF games of all-time, the Baltimore Ravens had plenty of stellar performances vs. the Cleveland Browns. Here are our top three.

Lamar Jackson:

When the opportunity of a lifetime came knocking on Lamar Jackson’s door, he seized it in perhaps the greatest moment of his young NFL career.

Jackson was actually having a stellar evening prior to leaving the field for apparent cramps, rushing for two touchdowns and over 100-yards within the game’s a little over two quarters. Things took a sharp turn when Jackson left the field for two drives and was replaced by Trace McSorley, who unfortunately went down with a non-contact knee injury. Jackson returned to the field in what felt like a scene right out of a movie and threw a 44-yard touchdown on fourth down to take the lead in the fourth quarter.

It was jaw-dropping. It caused a deafening silence amongst the crowd in Cleveland, Ohio. Best yet, it had Ravens Flock screaming at the top of their lungs in complete and utter shock and joy. It was the go-ahead touchdown that had us crying tears of joy.

The Cleveland Browns wasted no time going right back down the field to tie the game. The pressure was on Jackson once again to lead the Baltimore Ravens down the field to win the game with just over a minute left. And guess what? He did just that. Jackson got Baltimore in field goal territory and kicked a 55-yard field goal to win.

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Words cannot express the clutchness that was Lamar Jackson on Monday Night Football. Jackson earned our first game ball before his heroics and after he did what he did he was more than deserving of all three of these balls.

Justin Tucker:

The best kicker in football answered the call again last night and won the Baltimore Ravens its most important game of the 2020 season.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore at this point in his career, but Tucker’s 55-yard field goal with seven seconds left still had Ravens Flock on the edge of their seats. Then again, who else would have you so confident that they’d nail such an important field goal regardless of the distance?

Tucker is the master of clutch field goals, but he also scored eight points in a high-scoring affair. If not for a blocked PAT, Tucker would’ve been perfect on the night. This is another easy game ball to hand out to the best kicker of all-time.

Marquise Brown:

For most of the night, Marquise Brown was flat-out bad. Brown dropped three passes on the night including a gimme first down that 90% of NFL receivers haul in with no issues. After complaining weeks ago about “not using souljas,” implying that he was unhappy with his opportunities with the team, Brown has been incredibly underwhelming. It looked like the same thing would happen again Monday night.

But just like his quarterback, when the opportunity came for Brown to redeem himself, he answered the call. Brown hauled in a 44-yard touchdown on fourth down and reclaimed his nickname, “Hollywood.” It was unbelievable to witness and had me on the floor on my knees close to tears. It was a show-stopping play that silenced Brown’s doubters for at least the moment.

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Perhaps “Hollwyood” is finally starting to find himself again, as he has three touchdowns in as many weeks now. This touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on primetime was a legacy moment and one that will go down in Baltimore Ravens lore forever. Brown completely erased a horrid night with that catch and gets our final game ball for the miraculous play.