Yeah, Nick Chubb’s 88-yard run was awesome. Yes, every Jarvis Landry catch was crucial. But those weren’t the biggest plays of the 40-25 win over the Ravens.
The Browns led the game 17-10 with 6:20 to go in the 3rd quarter. On a 2nd and 7 play from the Cleveland 32, Lamar Jackson handed the ball off to Mark Ingram. He rushed up the middle for five yards before being tackled by Jermaine Whitehead where he subsequently fumbled. It was recovered by Chad Thomas.
Amazingly, that was the first turnover for the Ravens the entire season.
The drive following that play led to a Nick Chubb touchdown and the Browns extending their lead to 24-10 nearing the end of the 3rd quarter.
Think about it.
Ingram doesn’t fumble on the hard-hit by Whitehead and the Ravens likely cut the touchdown deficit to either a tie game or at least get a field goal to make it extremely close.
Those type of plays are what separate the good teams from the great teams. Forcing that fumble shifted the momentum and allowed the Browns to extend the lead.
We all know the end result – a Browns win!
P.S. I had to trick you with the featured image! The offense was great, too!