Winning drive vs. Ravens marks Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence’s arrival
The Jaguars are coming off perhaps their most thrilling and impressive win this season, defeating the ever-so-elusive Lamar Jackson and the 7-4 Baltimore Ravens 28 – 27 at TIAA Bank Field.
And this wasn’t your average come-from-behind victory. Jacksonville surfed a wave of momentum that started with a 75-yard miracle touchdown drive and ended with a missed 67-yard field goal attempt by Justin Tucker, arguably the best kicker in the NFL right now.
Trevor Lawrence played a big role in the winning drive vs. the Ravens
touchdown drive included a recovered fumble
, a momentous 4th-down conversion, and a hurried, run-to-the-line Trevor Lawrence touchdown pass to a leaping Marvin Jones Jr. on the right edge of the endzone.
Head Coach Doug Peterson showed that he has supreme confidence in quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the offense by going for a two-point conversion instead of kicking an extra point to tie the game at 27 apiece, likely sending the game into overtime.
The Jaguars had previously gone two-of-four (50 percent) on 2-point conversions during the season before Lawrence successfully connected with Zay Jones for the game-winner Sunday.
Lawrence unleashed a bullet outside pass to an escaping Jones for two yards into the endzone to put the Jaguars ahead for good. Jones was able to utilize his quick burst and sure-handedness to create the necessary separation.
Before that, however, the play of the game was perhaps when wide receiver Marvin Jones made a leaping, acrobatic catch on the right side of the end zone. Jones was able to get just enough of his lower shin onto the ground before sliding out of bounds. After reviewing the play, the officials confirmed the play was a catch and with that, the hopes of all Jaguars fans may have suddenly reignited.
Lawrence’s perfect back-shoulder pass and Jones’s miracle catch not only seemed to bring back the confidence that the Jaguars could win the game against the Ravens but perhaps even instilled the excitement and expectation that they can salvage this season.