After a shaky start, the Ravens settled in both sides of the ball to secure an important 27-14 victory against the Broncos. After trailing at the end of the first quarter, Baltimore outscored Denver 17-0 in the final three quarters.
Throughout the game, the Ravens made several highlight plays on both sides of the ball. Check out all the best moments from Week 3 and vote for your favorite below!
Mark Andrews 30-yard reception: Andrews helped the Ravens move into the Broncos territory with a spectacular catch on the second offensive drive of the game. Andrews caught a first down over the middle and leaped over two Broncos defenders to extend the play. For a 6’5, 256 pound tight end, Andrews’ athletic ability is impressive. Not many players his size could do this.
Alex Collins 6-yard touchdown run: Collins got the Ravens on the board early, tying the game with a touchdown run in the red zone. Collins did a nice job of following his blockers and finding the open hole off a misdirection. The offensive line, specifically tight end Maxx Williams on this play, did a good job blocking and Collins dove untouched into the endzone. He capped off the play with his signature Irish dancing celebration.
Za’Darius Smith sack: Smith was all over the field against Denver, but his most impressive play came late in the first quarter. On a 3rd & 2, Smith blew past the Broncos right tackle to sack Case Keenum. The Broncos lost seven yards on the play and were forced to punt the ball away. Smith celebrated with Ray Lewis’ signature “squirrel dance”.
Javorius Allen 7-yard touchdown reception: The Ravens took a 17-14 lead midway through the second quarter, courtesy of Buck Allen. Allen, who scored two touchdowns on the day, took a short pass in the flat 12 yards to the endzone. Von Miller was in close pursuit, but Allen made an impressive extension to reach the ball across the pylon. Allen’s touchdown reception came on a third down and prevented the Ravens from settling for a field goal.
Patrick Onwuasor Interception: Although “Peanut” was mostly quiet on Sunday, he came up with arguably the biggest play of the game. With the Broncos driving entering the redzone and threatening to make it a one-possession game, Onwuasor picked off a Case Keenum pass intended for tight end Jeff Heuerman. Onwuasor returned the interception 89 yards for a touchdown, but it was called back due to a penalty. However, the turnover still proved crucial as the Ravens retained possession and ultimately won the game.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 23, 2018
Even though it got called back... let's check that Peanut INT return. pic.twitter.com/sW94c2IM2q
John Brown 44-yard reception: Another game, another big play in the passing game courtesy of “Smokey”. Brown was matched up with Broncos rookie cornerback Issac Yiadom and took advantage of the matchup. Flacco looked his way on a fly route along the sidelines and Brown made a nice extension to haul in the 44-yard reception. It was a perfectly placed ball, and it helped the Ravens advance into Denver territory.
What was your favorite play from Week 3?
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Mark Andrews 30-yard reception
Za’Darius Smith Sack
Alex Collins 6-yard touchdown run
Buck Allen 12-yard touchdown reception
Patrick Onwuasor Interception
John Brown 44-yard reception