Ravens: Odafe Oweh, Lamar Jackson clinch crucial Week 2 win
By Justin Fried
The Baltimore Ravens have beaten the Kansas City Chiefs. It has finally happened. And the Ravens have Lamar Jackson, Odafe Oweh, and a host of others to thank for it.
In a wild, high-scoring game, the Ravens were able to overcome an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to surge from behind and defeat the team that has given them fits in recent years.
The offensive line played a much better game as they gave Jackson enough time to throw and helped the running game dominate an overwhelmed Chiefs’ defensive front.
Meanwhile, Jackson bounced back after a difficult first quarter that saw him throw a pair of interceptions to Tyrann Mathieu. The former MVP finished 18-of-26 for 239 yards while adding 107 yards on the ground.
In total, Jackson had three touchdowns including a crucial game-winner in the fourth quarter. But Jackson wasn’t the only one who sealed the deal.
The Ravens were led to victory by Lamar Jackson and Odafe Oweh
Rookie outside linebacker Odafe Oweh made a name for himself on Sunday night. He was all over the field on defense pressuring Patrick Mahomes on a number of occasions including one pressure that resulted in an ugly interception thrown to Tavon Young.
But it was his play with the game on the line on Kansas City’s final possession that ultimately clinched the victory.
Down one point, the Chiefs were already in field goal range and were looking to just run the clock out when Oweh came screaming around the edge and knocked the ball out of the hands of running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Oweh jumped on the ball himself giving the Ravens possession again. If that play isn’t made, the Chiefs likely attempt a game-winning field goal.
Instead, they never got the ball back.
Facing a 4th-and-1, head coach John Harbaugh asked Jackson from the sidelined if he wanted to go for it. Jackson’s response was exactly what you would have expected.
Jackson took it up the gut himself and secured a Ravens victory. And that was that.
The Ravens won. They finally beat the Chiefs, and they did so because of the play of their superstar quarterback, their first-round pick, and their highly-regarded head coach.
This was a team win. This was a Ravens win.