Sunday Night Football featured a mega-matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the Baltimore Ravens, and the actual game easily exceed all expectations. In the end, it came down to an incredibly ballsy decision by the Ravens to go for it on 4th & 1 with a Lamar Jackson run to seal the win with under a minute to go.
Tough Start For Lamar
It only took a total of three plays before things to a negative turn for the Ravens QB, with the Chiefs’ “Honeybadger” Tyrann Mathieu taking an interception back for a quick score to start the game.
Things didn’t get much better anytime soon, as Jackson ended the first quarter the same way he started it, by throwing a costly interception in Mathieu. By this point, the internet was buzzing with Lamar hate.
Lucky For Lamar, Redemption Is Sweet
Jackson does a cartwheel into the end zone as he scores the go-ahead touchdown with three minutes remaining.
Lamar Jackson Jump Pass
Check out the form, as he throws this ball with both feet already in the air.
As if there was any question?
Ravens Ballsy Decision
The decision to go for it in this scenario can be summed up quite simply:
Despite The Loss, Patrick Mahommes Continues To Amaze
Each and every game the Kansas City quarterback plays ends up being full of incredible plays and never before seen on-field creativity. Multiple times per game Mahommes will make throws that would make any other fanbase immediately hold their breath while assuming the worst, but every time it seems Mahommes makes a terrible decision, it ends exactly how the Chiefs need it to end.
Travis Kelce’s Dominance Continues As Well
The Kansas City star Tight End had yet another 100+ yard receiving game, and continues to separate himself from the crowd in terms of being the best player in the league at his position.
Both the Ravens and Chiefs entered this game as contenders, and nothing has changed as a result of this game in my mind. One thing that has slightly shifted from recent years is the Chief’s perceived dominance. Don’t get me wrong, the Chiefs are great and all, but the mystique of dominance has faded as a result of recent losses dating back to last years loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For the Ravens, it was great for Lamar to get a head-to-head win against Mahommes to finally put that argument to rest to some degree.