The Baltimore Ravens have won the most spectacular game of the NFL season to date against the Cleveland Browns and have preserved their chances for the play-offs – with the most valuable player of the previous season in a leading role.
The 47:42 on Monday evening was the eighth win of the season for the football team around quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had to be treated with cramps in the dressing room at times in the second game after his coronavirus infection during the last quarter.
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Two minutes before the end, he came straight out of the catacombs and threw his team’s last touchdown pass – on a fourth attempt.
“It’s like a movie. You can’t make that up, ”said Ravens player JK Dobbins to TV broadcaster ESPN. In the last two minutes alone, the two teams scored a total of 20 points.
The Ravens’ victory was finally secured by a converted field goal after the Browns had equalized again within 47 seconds to 42:42.
Last hope two seconds before the end
With two seconds remaining, the hosts hoped for a happy end in front of a few thousand spectators with several backward passes, but conceded a safety and thus two more points against them to the final score.
With the 89 points scored, the teams made for a great spectacle, but were still far from the record value in NFL history: In 1966 the Washington Redskins won 72:41 against the New York Giants.
“That was a dog fight,” Jackson said of Monday’s game. “Cleveland is a great team. They came out of here to play. ”Jackson’s agent Trace McSorley injured himself during his brief assignment.
The Browns missed out on attacking the Pittsburgh Steelers at the helm of AFC North with their fourth loss. The prospects for the play-offs are still good and still better than the Ravens in third place in the division with one victory behind. (dpa)