Tyler Huntley made Ravens history against the Packers

Tyler Huntley, Ravens. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Tyler Huntley, Ravens. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens lost in Week 15 against the Green Bay Packers, but the game was kept close thanks to a record-breaking performance by quarterback Tyler Huntley.

Those late-game two-point conversions will haunt Ravens for the rest of the season, but Baltimore did the best with what they could.

With no Lamar Jackson, a questionable offensive line, and a battered secondary, the Ravens were down as many as 14 points yet the team kept crawling back due to Huntley’s stellar quarterback play.

Playing against Aaron Rodgers would be tough for any NFL team, but Huntley made it a game worth watching.

He also became the first player in franchise history to record two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in a game.

Ravens QB Tyler Huntley did something in Week 15 that Lamar Jackson couldn’t

It’s surprising that Jackson hasn’t achieved that already, but due credit goes to Huntley who faced one of the league’s top defenses on Sunday.

Huntley found the ever-reliable Mark Andrews for his two passing scores, and he also took advantage of what the Packers defense gave him.

While not as prolific a thrower as Jackson, Huntley read the game well and took care of the football, finishing with a pick-free performance. In his second start of the season, he went 28-of-40 for 215 yards and rushed for 73 yards.

Huntley nearly threw his third passing score on the Ravens’ final play of the game (although it wouldn’t count as a touchdown on the stat sheet), a notorious two-point conversion attempt to take the lead over Rodgers.

Though the aftertaste of this loss tastes bitter, and though the Ravens lost crucial ground in the AFC North, Huntley deserves every bit of recognition for his stellar Week 15 performance.

Jackson’s hopeful return to the starting lineup in Week 16 should buoy the team’s playoff chances, but it could be good for him to get a short break before the postseason, if Baltimore makes it that far.

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Huntley has nonetheless proven to be an extremely good fit in the Ravens’ offensive scheme, and it’s always a good idea for any team — and the Ravens especially — to have options.