The Baltimore Ravens pulled off an improbable 16-13 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday without their star quarterback, Lamar Jackson. Let’s take a look at which players helped lead the team to victory.
1. Tyler Huntley, QB, Ravens
The Ravens were dealt an unfavorable blow to starting quarterback Lamar Jackson just a few hours before kickoff on Sunday.
However, with the team missing their best player, backup quarterback Tyler Huntley drew his first career start and came through in the clutch when a Ravens defeat seemed imminent.
Moreover, he engineered the Ravens’ five-play touchdown drive with under two minutes left in regulation that silenced the Bears’ hopes once and for all.
As a result, Huntley was able to keep the Baltimore offense on track for the majority of the day and only turned the ball over one time against an aggressive Chicago Bears defense.
While his statistics weren’t fascinating to the naked eye, his impact on the game was undeniably tangible, considering the circumstances.
2. Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens
Someone on the Ravens had to step up to help Huntley out with a backup quarterback under center. With the eleventh hour seemingly upon the Baltimore offense due to Jackson’s illness, Mark Andrews came through with one of his best performances of the season.
The Bears had no answer for Andrews, as he hauled in eight receptions on 10 targets for 73 yards. In addition, the standout tight end generated 30 of his receiving yards after the catch. Once again, he is showing that he belongs in the top performers at the position.