The Ravens followed up an uninspiring opening drive with one that flashed every bit of Lamar Jackson’s brilliance, driving six plays for 75 yards and a highlight-reel game-tying touchdown.
Jackson emerged from the throes of the Chiefs defense to convert a fourth-and-1 for a 21-yard gain. Gus Edwards powered for another 15, draped by Kansas City defenders. Then Jackson scrambled, pirouetted and planted his back foot for a 30-yard touchdown pass to Zay Flowers, evening the score at 7 after a six-play, 75-yard drive.
Flowers followed up his diving catch by flinging the ball toward the sky sending the M&T Bank crowd into a frenzy. Some X, formerly known as Twitter, users believe the offense’s “swag surf” celebration might have been a trolling nod to Taylor Swift swag surfing in Kansas City earlier this month.
The Chiefs, however, answered quickly, driving 75 yards on the next drive to take a 14-7 advantage as Isiah Pacheco scored on a 2-yard run early in the second quarter.