The Baltimore Ravens emerged victorious in Jacksonville this past Sunday night, defeating the Jaguars 23-7 in a pivotal AFC matchup. The Ravens never trailed and took advantage of some opponent mistakes, capitalizing on missed field goals and fumbles.
The Ravens won the turnover and time of possession battles while handedly gaining more yards and first downs than the Jaguars. It wasn’t a complete offensive performance, but they did enough to win comfortably.
Which plays stood out from the primetime victory? Check out some of the top moments below and vote your favorite!
Arthur Maulet fumble recovery: With the Jaguars driving late in the second quarter, the Ravens took advantage of sloppy ball handling by Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence scrambled on third-and-long and lost control of the football in space, where Maulet was there to scoop the ball and gain decent yardage on the return. This takeaway prevented the Jaguars from likely converting a field goal to tie the game at 3-3. Instead, the Ravens then drove and scored a touchdown to take a 10-point lead.
Isaiah Likely 16-yard touchdown reception: Following Maulet’s fumble recovery, the Ravens worked their way to the Jaguars’ two yard line before a personal foul on John Simpson moved them back 15 yards. That threatened to torpedo a potential touchdown drive late in the second quarter. Instead, one play later, Jackson found Isaiah Likely for this 16-yard score. Likely got open up the seam and Jackson dotted a pass between defenders to give the Ravens their first touchdown of the game. It was a timely score just before halftime.
Isaiah Likely 26-yard reception: While Likely’s touchdown was impressive and important, he followed it up with an even more spectacular catch just before the fourth quarter. On second down in Jaguars territory, Jackson miraculously avoided a would-be sack and heaved a deep pass to Likely — who was crowded by two defenders. They proved to be no match for No. 80, who went above both of them to haul in the jump-ball attempt. That set the Ravens up in prime scoring position just outside the end zone.
Gus Edwards one-yard touchdown rush: When the Ravens get within a few yards of scoring, that usually rings the bell for the “Gus Bus.” That’s exactly what happened following Likely’s long reception, where Edwards punched in a one-yard touchdown to give the Ravens a 17-7 lead at the start of the fourth quarter. This was Edwards’ first touchdown in several weeks but 11th of the season.
Justin Madubuike sack and forced fumble: The Ravens’ defense had one more forced turnover left in the tank and it came midway through the final frame of play. On third-and-long on the third play of the Jaguars’ drive, Madubuike used a second effort to sack Lawrence outside of the pocket. In corraling him to the ground, Lawrence lost the ball for a second time, giving Madubuike his second forced fumble of the season.
Which highlight gets your vote for "play of the game" from Week 15?
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Arthur Maulet fumble recovery
Isaiah Likely 16-yard touchdown reception
Isaiah Likely 26-yard reception
Gus Edwards one-yard touchdown rush
Justin Madubuike sack and forced fumble