The Ravens improved to 2-1 with a 19-17 win over the Lions in Week 3. It was their worst offensive outing of the season thus far in terms of points and total yardage, but they squeaked a second-straight thriller that came down to the wire.
While there wasn’t quite as many explosive plays this week compared to Week 1 and Week 2, there’s still a few notable highlights to sort through. There’s an obvious choice for the top spot but let’s take a look at all the candidates for “play of the game” below anyways.
Devin Duvernay 19-yard touchdown catch: For the second straight game, wide receiver Devin Duvernay found the end zone. This time, it was as a pass-catcher via a 19-yard pass from Lamar Jackson in the corner of the end zone. It was the the first touchdown for either team and came late in the second quarter, with the Ravens facing a 3rd-&-18. Two of Detroit’s defensive backs committed to Mark Andrews crossing over the middle and Duvernay was the beneficiary.
We’re all losing our minds about that #NFL record breaking field goal from Justin Tucker, and rightly so.— Nic Mason (@British_Raven19) September 26, 2021
But, let’s not forget this equally breathtaking play from Lamar Jackson to find Sammy Watkins. #RavensFlock pic.twitter.com/yMce96M09r
Sammy Watkins 36-yard reception: Facing a seemingly impossible conversation scenario with 25 seconds left in the game, Lamar Jackson and Sammy Watkins hooked up for a 36-yard connection on 4th-&-19. Its almost unthinkable but Jackson stepped up in a clean pocket and lofted a strike to Watkins, who immediately fell down so the Ravens could spike the ball. In the three plays prior to this, the Ravens lost nine yards via two sacks and saw over 30 seconds evaporate from the clock.
JUSTIN TUCKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR pic.twitter.com/vCsHRtfULo— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 26, 2021
Justin Tucker 66-yard field goal: Justin Tucker is the greatest kicker in NFL history. In case you needed another reminder, he set a new NFL record for the longest kick ever in a game yesterday. He nailed this 66-yard attempt as time expired to lift the Ravens to victory, just as he did in Detroit back in 2013.
Which highlight gets your vote for "play of the game" from Week 3?
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Devin Duvernay 19-yard touchdown catch
Sammy Watkins 36-yard reception
Justin Tucker 66-yard field goal