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Ravens vs. Vikings: Play of the game

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The Ravens improved to 6-2 on the season with yesterday’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. Like most of their games this year, it was a rollercoaster of emotions that saw the Ravens engineer another double-digit comeback and emerge victorious.

In a high-scoring affair, the Ravens scored 24 points in the second half and overtime combined. Check out all the top highlights from the game and vote for your choice for “play of the game” from Week 9!


Rashod Bateman 15-yard reception: Rashod Bateman has been a productive pass-catcher since returning from injury a few weeks ago. Entering Sunday, each of his receptions on the season had resulted in a first down conversion. That continued midway through the first quarter of Week 9, where he made perhaps the finest play of his NFL career thus far. This 15-yard catch moved the chains as Bateman got loose from a defender just as it looked like Lamar Jackson was going to get sacked or throw the ball away.

Devonta Freeman five-yard touchdown catch: Devonta Freeman had his best performance of the season against the Vikings. He finished with 79 rushing yards on 13 carries, both of which were season-high numbers. His most important contribution, though, came in the receiving department. This five-yard touchdown reception just before halftime cut the Ravens’ deficit to only seven points.

Pat Ricard one-yard touchdown catch: On the Ravens’ first drive of the third quarter, Pat Ricard was the key catalyst. The do-it-all fullback caught receptions of 12 and 22 yards to help Baltimore move the chains. He capped off the possession with a one-yard touchdown catch on 4th-&-Goal. This was a huge answer to the Vikings scoring a kickoff return touchdown just minutes earlier. Thanks to “Project Pat”, the Ravens manufactured a 10-play scoring drive.

Devin Duvernay five-yard touchdown catch: After driving nearly 80 yards down the field in a whopping 15+ plays — a drive that took over 10 minutes off the clock — Devin Duvernay came through with a highlight-reel touchdown catch in the red zone. Jackson fit the ball into a tight space in the back of the end zone where only Duvernay could make a play on the pass. He extended for an impressive one-handed grab to even the score.

Le’Veon Bell one-yard touchdown run: With the game tied 24-24 late in the fourth quarter, the Ravens pounded the rock six straight plays en route to a touchdown. The tie-breaking score came via Le’Veon Bell, who like Freeman had his best performance as a Raven. After gaining 20 yards on three carries, Bell capped off the drive with this one-yard score.

Justin Tucker 36-yard field goal: When the game is on the line, Justin Tucker delivers. He did so again with just 20 seconds remaining in overtime. From 36 yards out, Tucker booted this field goal through the uprights to give the Ravens a hard-fought victory.


Poll

Which play gets your vote for "play of the game" from Week 9?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Rashod Bateman 15-yard catch
    (12 votes)
  • 1%
    Devonta Freeman five-yard touchdown catch
    (5 votes)
  • 9%
    Pat Ricard one-yard touchdown catch
    (34 votes)
  • 73%
    Devin Duvernay five-yard touchdown catch
    (261 votes)
  • 0%
    Le’Veon Bell one-yard touchdown run
    (2 votes)
  • 9%
    Justin Tucker 36-yard field goal
    (32 votes)
  • 2%
    Other
    (8 votes)
354 votes total Vote Now