Ravens teammates of the week: James Ihedigbo and Lardarius Webb

James Ihedigbo (pictured) and Lardarius Webb were the teammates of the week as both combined to total three interceptions and nine pass breakups. - Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Forget the Hail Mary blunder at the end. Ihedigbo, along with Webb, played exceptional against the Bengals.

At another time today, we'll delve into reliving the absurd end-of-regulation play where James Ihedigbo tipped a Hail Mary pass into the air for A.J. Green to catch.

For the Ravens sake, they were fortunate the play only tied the game. If it gave the Bengals a win, who knows what the fallout would've been from the fans. But that's for another thread. This one is to write about how well Ihedigbo and teammate Lardarius Webb played throughout the game.

Both combined for three interceptions, with Ihedigbo snagging two of them.

Ihedigbo's first pick was in the second quarter, with Andy Dalton and Tyler Eifert experiencing some apparent miscommunication. Ihedigbo was able to return the interception to the the Bengals' 22-yard line, which helped set up a Ravens touchdown to Torrey Smith.

Webb picked Andy Dalton off in the third quarter, wrestling the ball away from Bengals receiver Marvin Jones to keep the Bengals from picking up any momentum after forcing the Ravens' offense into a three-and-out. It was pure strength that enabled Webb to force the turnover as it appeared Jones got his hands on the ball first.

Ihedigbo picked up his second interception of the day late in the fourth quarter, with what appeared to be a play that could have clinched the game. All the Ravens' offense needed to do was pick up a first down. It couldn't manage to do so (go figure).

Ihedigbo finished the game with nine total tackles, which tied for the team lead with Daryl Smith. His six solo tackles were a team best on Sunday. He also added three pass breakups.

Point is don't let that one play at the end of regulation forget what kind of game he had against the Bengals. It was one of the better defensive performances for any Ravens player this season.

Webb matched Ihedigbo's level of play with six pass deflections in addition to his pick. Webb is still hoping to return to 2011 form after tearing his ACL a year ago.

This kind of game could put him on that path.


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