The mayhem of Monday night football concludes with a brutal 33-27 overtime loss at the hands of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Marlon Humphrey: A dominant game by the Ravens’ cornerback. Some will point to the final play of the game as Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones ran past him for the touchdown but Humphrey had done just about everything up until that point in sticking his assignment.
Ty’Son Williams: The debut for Williams went as expected, with the new starting ball-carrier breaking loose on 4th & 1 for a 35-yard touchdown.
TY’SON WILLIAMS NEXT FANTASY STAR RUNNING BACK pic.twitter.com/nfsTLMLEob— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) September 14, 2021
Lamar Jackson: Tough to place him on either side. He was bullied in the backfield all game long by Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby, among others. He made brilliant throws, dazzling plays and kept them in it consistently, but two lost fumbles were critical in the loss tonight.
Latavius Murray: Signed halfway through the week and scoring a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter is a win regardless of the games’ outcome.
Marquise “Hollywood” Brown: A healthy Hollywood showed off his ability by catching all six targets for 69 yards and a touchdown. He looked every bit the part fans have hoped to see out of him.
Justin Tucker: In a close game that came down to field goals prior to overtime, Tucker went 2-2, including a 47-yard go ahead field goal.
Anthony Averett: His first career interception is after the team had already shaken hands and the game was originally expected over. What on Earth was this game?
Derek Carr intercepted by Anthony Averett! pic.twitter.com/VHaqOyRri5— Justin Groc (@justgroc) September 14, 2021
*This title is indicating the player had a poor game. It happens. No NFL player or team is perfect and to not mention the struggles would be wrong.
Alejandro Villanueva: A really rough game was played by the Ravens starting right tackle tonight. He was outmatched tonight by a pass rusher who used a flurry of different moves to get into the Ravens’ backfield.
Maxx Crosby has been schooling Al Villanueva all night. pic.twitter.com/Rvt2vthd5k— Daniel Valente (@StatsGuyDaniel) September 14, 2021
Maxx Crosby coming at you— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) September 14, 2021
Maxx Crosby rips around the edge and gets to Lamar Jackson— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) September 14, 2021
Ronnie Stanley: It wasn’t just Villanueva struggling against the pass rush. Former Ravens defensive end Yannick Ngakoue bested him a few times, too.
Mark Andrews: A small game out of Andrews tonight, and a drop in a crucial spot. Tough end to the game.
Where was Mark Andrews tonight? Three catches for 20 yards? Andrews also had a big drop late in the game.— Cameron Salerno (@cameronsalerno1) September 14, 2021
Tavon Young: In his return, Young didn’t play a good game. In the first half he was targeted six times, with five being completions for 54 yards.