After three consecutive losses, the Ravens earned a much-needed victory against the Bengals on Sunday. It wasn’t the prettiest victory, but the Ravens made enough plays in the end to escape with a victory and hold onto their playoff hopes. As expected, there was no shortage of highlights in Lamar Jackson’s first career start at quarterback.
Check out all the top plays from Week 11 and vote for your favorite below!
Alex Collins 7-yard touchdown run: Collins has largely struggled to get much going this season, averaging just 3.7 YPC. However, one area Collins has been effective is in the redzone. His acceleration and elusiveness is invaluable when Baltimore is within 5-10 yards of the endzone. Here, he does a nice job breaking outside and maneuvering behind blocks from Orlando Brown Jr. and John Brown. Collins 7th rushing touchdown of the season capped off an 11-play, 75-yard opening drive.
@Budda03 TD! pic.twitter.com/tYRQJUVYfv— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 18, 2018
Lamar Jackson 21-yard rush: Jackson wasted no time using his legs to make an impact on this game. Facing the first third-down situation his career, Jackson took off on a quarterback draw for a 21-yard gain. The middle of the field opened up and Jackson took advantage. It extended the Ravens drive and moved Baltimore across the 50-yard line into Bengals territory, ultimately leading to a touchdown.
The Lamar Jackson Era is upon us! #RavensFlock— FanSided NFL (@FanSidedNFL) November 18, 2018
( : @thecheckdown) pic.twitter.com/rtB6buBtvs
John Brown 23-yard reception: Baltimore retained possession with under a minute remaining in the first half, looking to add to their 10-7 lead. With 19 seconds on the clock, Jackson made arguably his most impressive play of the game. He escaped multiple sack attempts and scrambled outside the pocket, delivering a strike to John Brown across the middle of the field. Brown did a nice job gaining yards after the catch to advance the ball further into Bengals territory. It set up a Justin Tucker 56-yard field goal just before halftime, which proved crucial in the final outcome of the game.
Lamar Jackson with the 23 yard pass to get the Ravens in field goal range before halftime❗️@Lj_era8 #LsUp pic.twitter.com/03rQdskyTP— CardsGonePro (@CardsGonePro) November 18, 2018
Chris Moore 14-yard reception: With the Ravens down 21-13 and driving into Bengals territory, Chris Moore made arguably the best catch of any Baltimore receiver this season. Jackson’s pass was far from accurate and delivered behind the streaking Moore. However, Moore reached back and made an acrobatic one-handed snag to convert the first down. It kept the Ravens drive alive and helped Baltimore get back into the game.
HOW, @mulatto15? pic.twitter.com/32KqiLWZhm— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 18, 2018
Gus Edwards 11-yard rushing touchdown: Jackson wasn’t the only rookie who had a breakout performance on Sunday. Undrafted free agent Gus Edwards, who showed some flashes in the preseason, led all Baltimore running backs with 17 carries. He made the most his opportunities, rushing for 115 yards. Edwards’ career performance was highlighted late in the third quarter when he scored the game-tying touchdown. After punching it into the endzone, Edwards converted the two-point conversion to tie the game at 21.
Go ahead, Gus!— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 18, 2018
First TD for @GodsGiftGus13! pic.twitter.com/GdY8PZgBxA
Marlon Humphrey pass breakup: After allowing a touchdown earlier in the game Humphrey made up for it late in the fourth quarter. With the Bengals facing a 4th & 3 with 1:46 remaining, Andy Dalton attempted a pass to Cody Core. It originally appeared Core had come down with the ball, but Humphrey made a quick break on the ball and knocked it out of his hands. It thwarted a potential Cincinnati comeback and likely saved the Ravens season, keeping their playoff hopes alive.
4th and 3.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 19, 2018
The game on the line.
Cue @marlon_humphrey. pic.twitter.com/aljy8TNomm
What gets your vote for "Play of the Week"?
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Alex Collins 7-yard touchdown run
Lamar Jackson 21-yard rush
John Brown 23-yard reception
Chris Moore 14-yard reception
Gus Edwards 11-yard touchdown run
Marlon Humphrey pass breakup