Ravens make NFL history with last-second Lamar Jackson run

John Harbaugh, Ravens (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
John Harbaugh, Ravens (Photo by Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens recorded their third win of the season on Sunday against the Denver Broncos and made NFL history in the process.

With seconds left in the game, John Harbaugh knew his team had already won it. The Ravens were up 23-7 and it was their possession. Any other team would have just knelt to end the game, but Harbaugh also knew what was at stake: the Ravens’ 100-yard rushing game streak.

The Ravens hiked a shotgun snap to Lamar Jackson at the end of the fourth quarter, allowing him to run the ball for five yards. That inched Baltimore’s total rushing yardage up to 102 and kept the Ravens’ streak intact.

After Sunday’s game, Baltimore tied the Pittsburgh Steelers (1974-77) for the longest streak of consecutive 100-yard rushing games at 43.

Veteran Latavius Murray led all running backs and finished as the team’s rushing leader for the game. Murray posted 59 yards on 18 carries and added a touchdown.

The Ravens tied an NFL record with a last-second Lamar Jackson run

Jackson followed Murray with 28 yards on seven carries, and Le’Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman rounded out the rest of the backfield with minimal touches.

What the statistics don’t show is how dominant Baltimore played to comfortably secure a victory over the previously undefeated Broncos.

On the road, despite trailing for a short period in the second quarter, the Ravens came back with a brilliant Brown touchdown followed by scores by Murray and Jackson.

The historical achievement caps off an entertaining showcase by the Ravens, especially after nearly losing to the Detroit Lions in a mind-numbing game the week prior.

Baltimore’s “yoyo-ing” performances might be a cause for concern as Jackson and the others try to establish consistent team form, but keep in mind this team was devastated by player injuries at the beginning of the season.

The fact that Harbaugh wanted this final running play to happen is a good sign for the team’s competitive spirit, not to mention a legendary move.

We just want to know what exactly went down between John Harbaugh and Lamar Jackson on that last play. Did Harbaugh call it, or did Jackson? Will there be another viral tweet circulating after this game?

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Either way, the Ravens stamped themselves into NFL history and will look to break the Steelers’ record next week against the Indianapolis Colts.