With the game tied late in the third quarter and the Ravens facing a fourth-and-2 from the Seattle eight-yard line, Baltimore had a decision to make.
Initially, the Ravens sent out kicker Justin Tucker to attempt a chip-shot field goal. But as quarterback Lamar Jackson trotted off the sidelines, head coach John Harbaugh had a question for him.
"Do you want to go for that?" the head coach asked his second-year quarterback.
Jackson didn't hesitate. He responded enthusiastically, telling Harbaugh, "Hell yeah, Coach. Let's go for it!"
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 21, 2019
He then turned to his teammates, asking them, "Do you want to go for it? Let's go!"
Baltimore called a timeout and dialed up a brilliant play-call on the decisive down. Lined up in a heavy, three tight end formation, Jackson took a direct snap eight yards, not just getting the first down but also finding the end zone to give the Ravens the lead.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 20, 2019
The touchdown would put the Ravens ahead for good, as they left Seattle with an impressive, 30-16 road victory.
At 5-2, Baltimore is sitting comfortably in first place in the AFC North, as they have a well-timed bye week before playing host to the undefeated Patriots in two weeks.
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