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Baltimore Ravens defensive end Lawrence Guy wins AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

The extra-point block which put the first points on the board for the Ravens won Guy the award

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The Baltimore Ravens began the game this past Sunday with a horrific string of serieses, plagued by defensive lapses, missed assignments and tackles, and a turnover from franchise quarterback Joe Flacco. They found themselves in a 20-0 hole less than ten minutes into the game, the second biggest hole in franchise history from which they would successfully extract themselves.

The play which would spring the team toward victory came shortly after the defense conceded the third touchdown to the Browns, a pass from Josh McCown to rookie Corey Coleman following Joe Haden's interception of Flacco. Defensive lineman Lawrence Guy got a hand up to deflect the extra point attempt, and rookie corner Tavon Young scooped it up and turned on the jets to return the block for 2 points. This two to three point swing, the difference between a 21-0 deficit and a 20-2 hole was crucial down the stretch as the Brown could not settle for a go ahead or game tying field on the final drive, and instead needed to go for a touchdown. That drive resulted in a game sealing interception by C.J. Mosley.

Lawrence Guy was chosen as the AFC's Special Teams Player of the Week for his block, the fourth block of his career on extra point and field goal attempts. Guy, picked up by the Ravens midseason 2 years ago earned a spot in the defensive rotation and has held off others and earned playing time for the team since. His special teams contributions only add to his value for a Ravens teams which prides themselves on having top notch special teams units.

The block by Guy was also featured by NFL Films as the turning point for the Ravens in their comeback victory in week 2.