If LSU fans were keeping score of their two first-round picks in the Ravens-Bengals Week 5 matchup on Sunday, it would be: Patrick Queen 2, Joe Burrow 0.
Baltimore's first pick in last year's draft talked all week about playing his former quarterback and LSU teammate in Burrow, and backed that up and then some in Cincinnati. First with a beautiful strip sack in the second quarter, Queen then returned a Marlon Humphrey-induced fumble back for six in the fourth.
The defensive touchdown was well-executed, as Humphrey gave Bengals wideout Mike Thomas room ahead of the first down marker before hammering the ball free. Queen was well-positioned so he could scoop and score with plenty of open real estate ahead of him.
Former Ravens safety Tony Jefferson II was quite impressed.
Although getting two player of the year awards on the same team might be a hard sell, plays like that will only help the cause.
Queen and Humphrey aren't worried about their individual recognition. They want to help Baltimore win football games, and that's certainly going according to plan for the now 4-1 Ravens.