In a game many thought would be unwatchable and horrible turned out to be quite the opposite. The Ravens and Browns actually played one of the best Monday night games of the season in what turned out to be a game full of big plays and exciting moments. Not only was the game highly entertaining, it was a big day for a few players as well as the team in the way of some interesting statistics.
Ravens Special Teams:
In a down year for the Ravens the special teams have arguably been the best part of the team, making critical plays in every game this season. The special teams had by far their best performance in Cleveland this week, without the plays they made on Monday night the Ravens surely would have lost. The unit not only had Kaelin Clay take a punt back for a vital score, but they blocked the potential game-winning field goal and took it all the way back as time expired to win the game. The block notched 5th straight block in a game by the ravens special teams. The last team to do this was the 1983 Atlanta Falcons.
Will Hill Plays His Best on Mondays:
Will Hill has quickly become one of the better safeties in the league this season, and has been the only consistent performer in the Ravens' secondary. Hill also seems to love making game winning plays on Monday nights, Last year in a very important game against the New Orleans Saints Hill had a game-changing pick six that secured the win for the Ravens. As most of you know by now Hill ran back the field goal blocked by Brent Urban as time expired to beat the Browns. Needless to say Hill is becoming a beast in primetime and expect to see more in the future.
Kaelin Clay Punt Return:
I admit, I did not know who this stud was until after he ran the punt back against the Browns Monday night. Clay certainly got my attention with his fantastic break-away speed and ability to see running lanes on punts in just one game. Clay has already engraved himself in Ravens history, tying Tandon Doss for the 5th longest punt return in Ravens history at 82 yds.