The Baltimore Ravens (9-3) won their sixth game in seven attempts last Sunday when they visited the lowly Los Angeles Chargers (4-7) and defeated them easily, 20-10, at Sofi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Thus, the Ravens find themselves entering their bye week in possession of both the No. 1 seed in the AFC and the North division.
Although the offense struggled a bit to put points on the board, Zay Flowers stepped up and showcased his full skill set, combining speed, determination, and ridiculous playmaking abilities both catching the ball and carrying it.
That's precisely why Flowers hit paydirt twice, once grabbing a pass and once rushing the ball for a monster 37 yards to put an end to the Chargers' attempts at coming back and making Sunday's affair into a contested game.
Despite Flowers' on-field exploits, not everyone seemed to be in love with what Flowers did after the points were added to the board. Notably, Lamar Jackson was a bit mad at his teammate for his "buttocks" celebrations.
After the game, Jackson simply said Flowers' bouquet celebration was "horrible" and "the worst one" he had ever seen. Verbatim: "The [bouquet] one was horrible. I told him, I didn’t know what was going on. I was just standing there like aight... When I see what was happening... I was like that’s ass."
Flowers' first touchdown celebration involved tossing the football backward like a bouquet of flowers to his teammates after catching a pass from Jackson. The quarterback's reaction to Flowers' explanation of what was going on, captured on NBC's cameras, was hilarious to say the least.
At the end of the day, however, Jackson acknowledged that "[Flowers] scored, so I’m good. I was still happy." He better be!
As for Flowers, the rookie enters the bye week with 58 catches, 613 yards, and three touchdowns (two receiving and one rushing) through 12 games. He leads the Ravens in receptions and receiving yards, and with TE Mark Andrews out he's the clear favorite weapon of Jackson.