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A year after losing to the Tennessee Titans, the Baltimore Ravens ended the game by dancing on the Titans’ logo. The final score: 20-13.
Co-MVP — LAMAR JACKSON
An early interception sprout panic among the fanbase. Flashes of last season’s playoff failure across the minds of many. But Jackson changed the narrative with a 48-yard burst and rushing touchdown! Jackson shut up the media by returning from a double-digit deficit and leading the Ravens down the field and into the endzone.
He ends the game throwing 17 completion on 24 attempts for 179 yards and an interception. Jackson added another 136 yards on the ground, including his 48-yard touchdown.
STUNT ON EM pic.twitter.com/70fmxW6rx8— Baltimore Beatdown (@BmoreBeatdown) January 10, 2021
Co-MVP — Pernell McPhee
This man played the game of his life! The first half was entirely McPhee meeting Derrick Henry at the line of scrimmage and stopping him from going anywhere. Play-after-play, we saw McPhee tackling the running back. A gem of a game by PMP.
Marcus Peters — After the refs were too cowardly to watch the game end, they opened the door for MP Juiceman to better seal the deal. A game-winning interception was followed by the defense dancing on the Titans’ logo.
INT AND LOGO CELEBRATION pic.twitter.com/pgUFaBMgXU— Baltimore Beatdown (@BmoreBeatdown) January 10, 2021
Marquise Brown — HOLLYWOOOOOOOD! He came to play! He showed up when called upon. In the end, he caught seven targets for 109 yards and was a lynchpin to this offense’s success. A brilliant game by Hollywood!
J.K. Dobbins — The rookie (and the running game) took awhile to get going but Dobbins started hitting the hole with speed. He was also absolutely robbed of a first-down catch on 4th & 2.
Pat Ricard — No time like the first drive of the second half of a do-or-die playoff game for Greg Roman to utilize the fullback for three receptions for 26 yards and then lead block for the go-ahead touchdown! An absolute brilliant game by the fullback.
Defensive line — Derrick who? The 2,000 yard back ended today’s game with 18 carries for only 40 yards (2.2 ypc). His longest carry of the day? Only eight yards.
DeShon Elliott — What an absolute missile of a hit to clutch the game. On a critical third down, his hit broke up a first-down reception.
Gus Edwards — The yards were tough in this game. They had to earn each and every one of them. Edwards did so with some jump cuts, broken tackles and he helped move the chains.
Mark Andrews — An early drop was worrisome. However, he helped when called upon later by catching four passes for 41 yards.
Don “Wink” Martindale — The defense held one of the league’s best offenses to 13 total points. He adjusted well and kept the Titans to only three points in the second half.
Greg Roman — There were some iffy calls but, in total, they won for a reason. He was unafraid to call pass plays when the runs weren’t working. He saw the flats open and included a fullback as their primary weapon for a drive. In total, great calls.
NFL Officiating — The weakest of calls against the Ravens but they won’t call a blatant OPI on A.J. Brown. Call it both ways, you cowards.
Mark Ingram II — A healthy scratch for today’s game. Last year his status was a critical part of the Ravens’ loss. Now, he isn’t even involved when healthy.
Jaylon Ferguson — Another scratched player who didn’t see the field. The Ravens’ opted for Jihad Ward instead.
Offensive line — They were good enough to help for over 200 rushing yards but they allowed many sacks to one of the worst pass-rushing defenses in the league. They must fix this going forward.