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Another crazy win in a season of close-calls

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Another crazy win in a season of close-calls

The Ravens are the only team in NFL history whose first 11 games have been decided by eight points or less. It has been a crazy season, and Monday night’s 33-27 victory over the Browns may have been the craziest.

For the first time in team history, the Ravens won on a walk-off blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown. Defensive end Brent Urban made the block, while safety Will Hill made the 64-yard return. Here are some of the emotional roller-coaster moments during the final three minutes:

  • Leading 27-20, the Ravens’ secondary made a huge mistake, allowing wide receiver Travis Benjamin to get wide open behind the defense on a post pattern

Backup quarterback Austin Davis hit Benjamin in stride for a 42-yard touchdown, and the score was tied, 27-27, with 2:33 left.Davis was only in the game because Browns starter Josh McCown had left with a shoulder injury. In that situation, for the Ravens to give up such a big play to an inexperienced quarterback was crushing.

  • With 56 seconds to play, Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub threw his second interception of the game, underthrowing Kamar Aiken.

Browns cornerback Tramon Williams broke in front of Aiken and made the interception, giving the Browns’ possession at the Ravens’ 46-yard line. Schaub set an NFL record in 2013 for throwing a pick-six in four consecutive games, and it appeared this latest mistake might cost the Ravens a victory.

  • With three seconds to play, after the Browns moved to the Ravens’ 33-yard line, Travis Coons’ 51-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Urban and scooped up by Hill, who went the distance with 0:00 on the clock.

For Hill, it was redemption, because he was caught out of position on Benjamin’s touchdown. And for the Ravens (4-7), it continued a historically thrilling season that has been disappointing record-wise, but never boring.

Who said a Ravens-Browns Monday night game would be boring? The Ravens’ next game is Sunday on the road against Miami. If you have high blood pressure, maybe you shouldn’t watch.

RELATED: Will Hill recaps thrilling Kick Six return to beat Browns

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Free agent Gerald McCoy to visit Baltimore

Kick off your holiday weekend with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. One of the most obvious needs for the Ravens is help rushing the passer, and they're hoping to find some of that help on the interior in the form of free agent Gerald McCoy. The longtime Buccaneer DL visited Cleveland last week, but left town without agreeing to a contract.

Reportedly interested in playing for a contender, the former top-five pick is scheduled to visit the Ravens on Tuesday.

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson is still struggling to throw the ball, as he noted things aren't right yet when it comes to accuracy. Media members noticed the ball wobbling through the air on many throws, and Jackson told them he thinks his hand is too high on the ball. If he's going to successfully run Greg Roman's new offensive scheme, Jackson will eventually need to be able to hit his receivers in stride with greater regularity.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Lamar Jackson is his own biggest critic

Kick off your Friday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news including how quarterback Lamar Jackson has fared during OTAs.

Player/Team Notes: 

1. Following a January surgery on his left ankle, safety Tony Jefferson remains sidelined after the first week of OTAs. Originally, Jefferson was expected to return 4-6 weeks after surgery. However, now that it's 5 months later, his return timetable is becoming more and more concerning. 

2. Quarterback Lamar Jackson spoke with Ravens media Thursday about his progress not only learning the new offense implemented by Offensive Coordinator, Greg Roman, but learning the names of his new teammates as well. After another day of OTAs, Jackson was his biggest critic despite a solid day of running plays namely passing drills. “I’d say my first day, I sucked,” Jackson said to Ravens media. “Second day, I did better. Today was alright, but it could have been better. I always try to be perfect in practice. It was alright for the first week.”

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Rotoworld and Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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