After a sluggish start in the first quarter, the league’s No. 1 scoring offensive came to life and fueled the Ravens to their sixth consecutive victory. Lamar Jackson was sharp once again, tossing four touchdown passes and rushing for 86 yards.
Baltimore’s defensive held down the fort, too. Led by Matthew Judon and Tyus Bowser, the Ravens recorded a season-high seven sacks. Judon himself had two sacks, four QB hits and three tackles for loss, helping limit Deshaun Watson to just 169 passing yards.
Between timely defensive plays and explosiveness on the offensive side of the football, there were numerous highlights from Sunday’s game. Check out all of the top ones below and vote for your favorite at the bottom of the page!
Matthew Judon sack and forced fumble: Matthew Judon entered Sunday’s game with just four sacks on the year but was amongst the league leaders in QB hits. Against the Texans, Judon was an absolute force and had by far his best game of the season, and maybe of his career. On the first drive of the game, Judon waited patiently as Deshaun Watson danced around the pocket and evaded pressure. Watson held the ball for too long, though, and Judon made him pay by sacking him and stripping the ball. It was one of Judon’s two sacks on the day and he also finished with four QB hits and three TFL’s.
Seth Roberts 15-yard touchdown reception: One of the few pass-catchers who had not found the end zone entering Week 11 was WR Seth Roberts. In an interview on Friday, QB Lamar Jackson proclaimed it was a goal of his to get Roberts his first touchdown of the season. Needless to say both players followed through against Houston. After two blown scoring opportunities in the first quarter, Roberts capped off the team’s first touchdown drive of the day with a 15-yard, athletic snag. The veteran receiver used his body control and leaping ability to secure the catch.
Mark Andrews 18-yard touchdown reception: Another player who found the end zone was the team’s leading receiver - Mark Andrews. Following a sack by Houston and offsetting penalties, the Ravens faced a 2nd-&-17 seeking to add to their 7-0 lead. Jackson found Andrews across the middle and delivered a perfectly-placed ball, hitting Andrews directly in his catch radius. The play accounted for 18 of Andrews’ 75 receiving yards on the day and extended his touchdown streak to two games. Andrews now has six receiving touchdowns this season, which leads the team.
Mark Ingram 25-yard touchdown reception: Following the touchdown strike to Andrews, Jackson once again came through in Texans territory. Jackson found a wide-open Mark Ingram in the flat and Ingram did the rest, making Houston pay for a lapse in coverage. The veteran RB turned on the jets and made a defender miss badly just before reaching the end zone. To make matters better, Ingram slid in the back of the end zone and struck a pose while his teammates celebrated with him. It was Ingram’s first receiving touchdown this season and came in a big moment.
Lamar Jackson 39-yard rush: Uh oh, he did it again . . .
Mark Ingram 12-yard touchdown reception: Just two drives after scoring the 25-yard receiving touchdown to put the Ravens up 21-0, Ingram added another impressive score via the air early in the fourth quarter. This time, Jackson rolled out and flicked the ball to Ingram on the left side of the field on 2nd-&-Goal. Ingram once again made a defender miss, except this time he just made him look silly. Ingram somehow managed to keep his balance after ducking, slipping and evading a tackle - all at the same time.
Gud Edwards 63-yard touchdown run: With the game far out of reach late in the fourth quarter, RB Gus Edwards added insult to injury with his best run of the season and, quite frankly, maybe the best play of his young career. Edwards has been extremely effective as the No. 2 back behind Ingram this season and this play served as another reminder of what he’s capable of. Edwards hit the open hole and outran multiple Texans defenders before following a vicious lead block from WR Miles Boykin in the open field.
Mark Andrews 52-yard reception:
3rd and 16? Mark Andrews goes for 51 yards.pic.twitter.com/uuycwVx7oy— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 17, 2019
Josh Bynes interception:
Josh Bynes Interception for the Ravens Heck Yeah pic.twitter.com/sJ1EWr96im— GoatWorldSports (@GoatWorldSport1) November 17, 2019
Which highlight gets your vote for "play of the game" from Week 11?
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Matthew Judon sack and forced fumble
Seth Roberts 15-yard touchdown reception
Mark Andrews 18-yard reception
Mark Ingram 39-yard touchdown reception
Lamar Jackson 39-yard rush
Mark Ingram 12-yard touchdown reception
Gus Edwards 63-yard touchdown run