With the opportunity to widen their division lead in front of them, the Ravens grinded out a solid, albeit unspectacular victory against the Bengals. Baltimore put points on the board early and held down the fort defensively. An electric performance from Lamar Jackson helped compensate for a lack of big passing plays, but the formula worked anyways.
Check out all the top moments and highlights from Week 6 and vote for your favorite play in the poll down below!
Lamar Jackson’s 21-yard rushing touchdown: Few could have predicted Jackson would total a whopping 152 yards on the ground. However, once he ripped off this impressive 21-yard scamper and score on the team’s first offensive possession, it became apparent that he was going to have his way with Cincinnati’s defense. Faking the handoff to Ingram, Jackson got around the left edge and hit the burners up the sideline. Blocks from Miles Boykin and Willie Snead IV created room for Jackson to take off and he did the rest, fighting through contact to reach the pylon.
Mark Andrews’ 39-yard reception: Just before the end of the first quarter, the dynamic duo of Jackson and Mark Andrews striked again. On 2nd & 6, Jackson stepped up in a clean pocket and delivered a good-looking ball to Andrews, who was all but wide open at the Bengals’ 37 yard line. From there, Andrews sprinted forward for almost 20 more yards of his own, producing the longest pass play of the game from either team.
Marlon Humphrey’s interception: With the Bengals driving down the field late in the second quarter, star CB Marlon Humphrey once again came up with a huge play at an opportune time. Andy Dalton’s pass attempt to Tyler Boyd over the middle of the field was deflected by LB Josh Bynes and fell into the lap of Humphrey, who happened to be in the right place at the right time. It’s Humphrey’s second interception this season and the sixth one of his career thus far. For the second straight week, he earned a game ball.
Lamar Jackson’s 15-yard rush: On a day where Jackson was responsible for numerous big rushing plays, a mere 15-yard scramble may not seem worthy of inclusion on this list. However, it’s the timing and importance of this run, within the context of the game, that makes it all the more significant. Following a holding penalty on Nick Boyle and incompletion to Willie Snead IV, the Ravens, leading 20-10 at the time, had their drive stalled at midfield. On 3rd & 14, though, Jackson raced out of the pocket and found a running lane up the middle for a first down. It extended the Ravens drive, which ultimately lasted 18 plays, took 9:46 off the clock, and resulted in a field goal to extend the lead.
Which highlight gets your vote for "play of the game" from Week 6?
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Lamar Jackson’s 21-yard rushing touchdown
Mark Andrews’ 39-yard reception
Marlon Humphrey’s interception
Lamar Jackson’s 15-yard rush on third down
Other (comment below)