In what was exclusively a defensive battle for much of the afternoon yesterday, the Ravens prevailed in Indianapolis against the Colts, 24-10. The final score indicates a lopsided affair, but the Ravens struggled to establish momentum until halfway through the third quarter.
From there, the offense began to pick up steam while the defense maintained dominant play. Highlight plays were generally hard to come by, but there were a handful of noteworthy moments throughout the game nonetheless.
Check out some of the top plays from yesterday’s action and vote your favorite in the poll below!
Chuck Clark 65-yard fumble return touchdown: After surrendering a 65-yard touchdown drive on the previous possession, which saw the Colts jump out to a 7-0 lead, the Ravens gained took 65 yards of their own away from Indianapolis in quick fashion. Marcus Peters stripped the ball loose from the arms of Jonathan Taylor after an 11-yard rush, and the loose fumble was swiftly scooped up by Chuck Clark. Clark was home free from there, needing only to hurdle a stumbling Philip Rivers on his way to the end zone.
Marcus Peters interception: After Gus Edwards fumble in the red zone on the Ravens first drive of the second half, Baltimore appeared to be dead in the water. However, Peters once again was on the giving end of a timely turnover — one that swung momentum into the Ravens favor. Peters intercepted a pass attempt from Rivers to Marcus Johnson, on a ball that was underthrown but played well nonetheless. The call was originally ruled an incomplete pass as Peters lost the ball heading to the ground, but it was overturned after John Harbaugh challenged the ruling.
GUS BUS TD❗️❗️— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 8, 2020
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Gus Edwards 1-yard rushing touchdown: Following Peters’ interception, the Ravens quickly marched the ball back into the red zone, seeking to capitalize. Edwards made up for his previous blunder and found the end zone this time around on a 1-yard rush. It took him a few tries to get in, but he did so with ease on third down. Normally a simple low-yardage run wouldn’t account for a key highlight, but this was the Ravens first offensive score of the game and gave them some much-needed breathing room.
ACTION. JACKSON. TOUCHDOWN.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 8, 2020
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Lamar Jackson 9-yard rushing touchdown: Watching Lamar Jackson run untouched into the end zone is a glorious thing. Even more glorious is a nasty play fake that dupes the entire defensive front, which is what happened on this play. Jackson’s first and only offensive touchdown of the day gave the Ravens a commanding two-score advantage early in the fourth quarter, which ultimately proved to be enough in the end.
JUDON MAKES THE STOP— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 8, 2020
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Matthew Judon QB hit: With the Colts driving down the field and needing to score a touchdown to claw their way back into striking distance, a key 4th-&-3 attempt awaited in Ravens territory. Matthew Judon wanted no part of a comeback by Indianapolis, though, and came up with a timely pressure and QB hit on Rivers — who was forced to errantly toss the ball away. Game, set, match.
Which highlight gets your vote for "Play of the Game" from Week 9?
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Chuck Clark 65-yard fumble return TD
Marcus Peters interception
Gus Edwards 1-yard rushing touchdown
Lamar Jackson 9-yard rushing touchdown
Matthew Judon QB hit