In a key AFC North showdown, the Ravens comeback effort came up short against the Cincinnati Bengals. It was a great chance for Baltimore to make a statement on national television and place atop the division, but they failed to capitalize.
While not much went their way throughout the night, particularly in the first half, several highlight plays were produced by the Ravens offense.
Check out all the best moments from Week 2 and vote for “Play of the Week!” below.
John Brown 45-yard reception: Facing a 21-0 deficit in the second quarter, the Ravens desperately needed a spark and John Brown provided it. As they did last week, Brown and Flacco hooked up for another big passing play. The ball was slightly underthrown and nearly picked off by Bengals safety Jessie Bates, but Brown made a nice catch.
Javorius Allen 1-yard Touchdown Run: Brown’s long reception put the Ravens in Bengals territory. A pass interference penalty on Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard set Baltimore up at the goal line, and Buck Allen punched it into the end zone. Not the most flashy score, but it put the Ravens on the board for the first time.
Mark Andrews 1-yard touchdown reception: Another pass interference call on the Bengals set the Ravens up at the goal line. On 3rd & Goal, Flacco was chased out of the pocket by Carlos Dunlap but was able to find Mark Andrews in the end zone. Andrews made a nice catch, for his first career touchdown. His score gave the Ravens 14 points just before halftime.
Alex Collins 24-yard Reception: For the second consecutive week, Collins had a relatively pedestrian rushing stat line. He was much more effective against the Bengals, however, showing the elusiveness and burst we saw from him last year. In the third quarter, he took a short pass and turned it into a big gain. Collins somehow managed to elude two tackles. He caught three passes for 55 yards on the night.
John Brown 21-yard touchdown reception: Brown was the most productive Ravens receiver on Thursday night, and arguably their best offensive player overall. In the fourth quarter, he leaped over Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick to make an impressive touchdown grab. Kirkpatrick played good coverage, but Brown made a nice play on the ball and managed to keep his feet in bounds. It trimmed the Ravens deficit down to just five points.
Which highlight gets your vote for "Play of the Week" from Week 2?
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John Brown 45-yard reception
Buck Allen 1-yard TD run
Mark Andrews 1-yard TD reception
Alex Collins 24-yard reception
John Brown 21-yard TD reception