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Ravens vs. Cardinals: Play of the game

Top highlights from the Ravens’ victory in Week 8

Baltimore Ravens v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens secured their third straight victory in Week 8, defeating the Arizona Cardinals on the road by a score of 31-24. The Ravens led by double digits for most the second half after trailing to begin the game. They ultimately were on the shorter end of a number of statistics but made a number of key, timely plays that made the difference.

Let’s break down some of the top highlights below from yesterday’s win — be sure to vote for your play of the game choice as well!

Mark Andrews five-yard touchdown reception: Following an opening touchdown drive by the Cardinals’ offense, the Ravens responded with a score of their own to even the game at 7-7. This five-yard snag from Andrews on second-and-goal, playing in his hometown of Arizona for the first time, capped off a 10-play, 75-yard possession from the Ravens. It was also his sixth touchdown of the season, which leads all tight ends in the NFL.

Brandon Stephens interception: At the end of the second quarter, following two straight three-and-outs by the Ravens’ offense, Stephens turned in a momentum-swinging interception. The third-year cornerback coralled an overthrown pass attempt from Josh Dobbs in Arizona’s territory. This set the Ravens up with good field position which they then capitalized on, scoring a go-ahead touchdown six plays later.

Michael Pierce sack and forced fumble: After back-to-back plays for negative yardage, the Cardinals faced a third-and-long on their first drive of the third quarter. Pierce broke through their offensive line and sacked Dobbs for a huge loss of 15 yards. He also forced a fumble in the process, although the Ravens were not able to scoop up the loose ball. Still, the Cardinals then had to punt. This was part of a dominant performance from Pierce overall.

Geno Stone interception: The league’s leading interception-getter added to his total with another pick. This marks the third consecutive game in which Stone had an interception.

Gus Edwards seven-yard touchdown run: Following Stone’s interception, the Ravens needed only 23 yards to reach the end zone. It was Edwards who cashed in with this seven-yard touchdown — his third of the afternoon. Edwards broke free for a seven-yard scamper after a strong second effort.


Which highlight gets your vote for "play of the game" from Week 8?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Mark Andrews five-yard touchdown reception
    (6 votes)
  • 18%
    Brandon Stephens interception
    (21 votes)
  • 46%
    Michael Pierce sack and forced fumble
    (54 votes)
  • 12%
    Geno Stone interception
    (14 votes)
  • 10%
    Gus Edwards seven-yard touchdown run
    (12 votes)
  • 6%
    (8 votes)
115 votes total Vote Now