The Baltimore Ravens essentially have two versions of the victory formation.
One is when the quarterback takes a knee to run out the clock. The different is while Justin Tucker comes on the sphere to strive a recreation-winning kick.
“We’ve got the GOAT at kicker,” Lamar Jackson said, the use of the acronym for “Greatest of All-Time.”
Tucker kicked a 43-backyard discipline intention on the final play to raise the Ravens over the Cincinnati Bengals 19-17 on Sunday night time and into sole possession of first location inside the AFC North.
Tucker additionally made a fifty eight-yard kick within the third area, and even when the Ravens (3-2) fell behind 17-16 on Joe Burrow’s 1-backyard sneak with 1:fifty eight closing, they might sense assured due to the fact they most effective wanted a subject aim. Tucker’s recreation-winner prolonged his streak to sixty one instantly a hit field dreams inside the fourth region and overtime.
He is 17 for 17 in his profession on tries inside the very last minute of regulation.“What subjects in the ones 1.3 seconds between snap, hold and the kick, are the things which might be going to help the kick undergo the uprights,” Tucker stated. “My feelings, my emotions — for 1.Three seconds, they don’t really be counted, whether or not I’m feeling very confident or worried or even outright afraid. That’s partially why I continually make it a factor to mention a quick prayer as I’m lining as much as kick — no longer to invite for effects, but to invite for peace and to expose gratitude just for type of being able to be in that second.”Jackson shook off a difficult night time passing, main the Ravens with his arm and his legs on the winning force. Baltimore blew leads of 21 and 17 points in its preceding two domestic games whilst it lost to Miami and Buffalo. The Ravens squandered a ten-factor lead on this one but recovered.
It turned into a incredible turnaround for the Baltimore protection, which allowed forty one points in every of two losses remaining yr to the AFC champion Bengals. This time the Ravens saved Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase on the whole under manage and pulled off an impressive stand in the third quarter after Cincinnati (2-three) had first-and-purpose from the two.
The Bengals trailed thirteen-10 when they wasted that opportunity. The key play become a 12-backyard loss whilst Cincinnati tried a reverse bypass on second down. A 1/3-down of entirety placed the Bengals returned at the 2, however then a shovel pass on fourth down went incomplete.“They performed it well,” Burrow said.
The Ravens then drove all the manner to the opposite end of the field for a quick discipline purpose that made it sixteen-10. Tucker’s earlier kick from 58 had broken a 10-all tie. After that one, he stood near midfield and posed in birthday party with his palms outstretched.
“I’ve celebrated in lots of a funny way over the years,” he said. “Also, you’ve got to save a touch bit for the quit of the sport too. So I don’t want to peak too early.”
Baltimore took a ten-zero lead on Jackson’s eleven-backyard scoring skip to Mark Andrews within the 2nd zone, however the megastar quarterback became intercepted in Cincinnati territory on his subsequent force.
The Bengals scored on a 19-backyard bypass from Burrow to Hayden Hurst, and the game changed into tied by way of halftime.Jackson finished 19 of 32 for 174 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and he rushed 12 instances for fifty eight yards. Burrow also had a TD and a pick and become 24 of 35 for 217 yards.
Baltimore stepped forward to 19-2 in top time video games at domestic beneath teach John Harbaugh.
All three of Cincinnati’s defeats this season were on subject desires at the very last play.
“We’ve misplaced 3 games at the final play of the game,” Bengals instruct Zac Taylor said. “I instructed the guys, ‘We’ve got to maintain taking our shots, and the season can even itself out’”
This become additionally the 10th consecutive loss for the Bengals in a Sunday night sport.
A week after his choice to go for it on fourth down at the Buffalo 2-backyard line in a tie recreation backfired, Harbaugh had a few extra difficult calls to make.
In the third zone, the Ravens went for it on fourth-and-three from the Cincinnati forty one, however Jackson overthrew a wide open Tylan Wallace, who possibly would have scored. After Burrow threw an interception, Baltimore had fourth-and-four from the 40. That time, Harbaugh had Tucker try his kick from fifty eight.