The Ravens collected their ninth consecutive victory on Sunday, toppling the Bills in their home stadium of New Era Field. It didn’t come easy, as both teams were locked in a defensive struggle for the majority of the game.
However, while it was a generally uninspiring performance on the offensive side of the ball for Baltimore, their were a few highlight plays and the defense came to play in a big way.
Check out all the top plays from Week 14 and vote for your favorite down below!
Lamar Jackson 7-yard rush: Lamar Jackson, taker of ankles . . .
Matthew Judon sack and forced fumble: Maybe the best player on the defensive side of the ball for either team yesterday, Matthew Judon continued his torid streak of play. He once again stuffed the stat sheet with five tackles, two QB hits, 1.5 sacks and a TFL. Judon’s lone full sack came on the play below late in the first quarter. With a tight end opposite him, a quick swim move allowed Judon to get straight to Josh Allen and he finished with another strip sack, his third in the past four weeks. The fumble was recovered by Jihad Ward and the team’s offense scored a touchdown on the ensuing drive.
Nick Boyle 3-yard touchdown reception: Back. Yard. Football.
Following Judon’s strip sack, the Ravens put together a 5-play scoring drive, capped off from this virtuoso pitch from Jackson to Nick Boyle. It came after Mark Ingram gained just one yard on two tries in the red zone and gave the Ravens a much-needed cushion. It looked as though Jackson may run it in himself but when the gap closed quickly, he improvised by lofting a toss to Boyle, who corralled it and maintained possession.
Hayden Hurst 61-yard touchdown reception: In the absence of Mark Andrews, the Ravens struggled to move the ball. However, Hayden Hurst made the most of his opportunity as the primary pass-catcher at the tight end position. The former first-round pick got loose in Buffalo’s secondary, finding an open seam over the middle. Jackson hit him in stride and from there, Hurst was off to the races. It was certainly the best play of Hurst’s career so far.
Willie Snead IV 4-yard touchdown reception: For the third time in as many as three weeks, WR Willie Snead IV found the end zone, this time via a 4-yard reception in the the fourth quarter. As he often does, Snead found a soft spot between Buffalo defenders a backpedaling Jackson fit the ball into the window. This was Snead’s fifth touchdown of the season, which is a new-career high for the starting slot wideout. It also gave the Ravens a two-possession advantage, which ultimately proved crucial.
Marcus Peters pass breakup: After a forgettable performance against the 49ers, in which he allowed a long touchdown pass and missed multiple tackles in the open field, CB Marcus Peters looked like his usual self again on Sunday. With the game on the line, Peters thwarted the Bills last chance of hope, breaking up a pass attempt for John Brown on fourth down. Peters played blanket coverage on the play and did a nice job of extending his arm out to prevent Brown from making a play on the ball.
Which moment gets your vote for "play of the game" from Week 14?
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Lamar Jackson 7-yard rush
Matthew Judon sack and forced fumble
Hayden Hurst 61-yard touchdown reception
Nick Boyle 3-yard touchdown reception
Willie Snead IV 4-yard touchdown reception
Marcus Peters pass breakup