Ravens survive Broncos as Brandon McManus’ 63-yard field-goal attempt is short

The Baltimore Ravens managed to down the Denver Broncos after losing Lamar Jackson

The game goes down as a win for the Baltimore Ravens. It wasn’t a thing of beauty but that won’t matter to John Harbaugh and his team.

After losing Lamar Jackson in the first half to a knee injury. the Baltimore offense went nowhere until …

Tyler Huntley led a 16-play, 91-yard drive that covered 4:34.

The final play was a 2-yard run by the backup quarterback and Justin Tucker’s PAT gave Baltimore a 10-9 victory.

The Broncos had a last gasp, though, and Brandon McManus came on to try and do to the Ravens what Tucker has done to so many teams.

McManus attempted a 63-yard field goal but it was no good.

Denver’s sorry season continued and the Ravens escaped and have to hope Jackson’s knee injury isn’t serious.

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4-Down Territory: Midseason awards!

Players of the Year, Rookies of the Year. Underrated players, and MVP. It’s time for 4-Down Territory’s Midseason Awards with Doug Farrar and Luke Easterling.

Every week in “4-Down Territory,” Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar and Luke Easterling of Bucs Wire and Draft Wire go over the things you need to know about, and the things you need to watch, in the NFL right now. With Week 8 of the 2022 NFL season in the books, there was a lot to cover!

This week, Doug and Luke present their Midseason Awards, because in a 17-game season, “midseason” is whatever you want it to be. Kind of like the Colts’ coaching situation.

  1. Who are the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year so far?
  2. Who are the Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Year?
  3. Who are the NFL’s most underrated players?
  4. And finally, who’s the league MVP at our halfway point?

You can watch this week’s “4-Down Territory” right here:

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Bears trade LB Roquan Smith to the Ravens

The Ravens get LB Roquan Smith from the Bears for draft picks

Roquan Smith was caught off-guard when the Chicago Bears traded Robert Quinn to the Philadelphia Eagles last week.

On Monday, the NFC North team dealt its star linebacker to the Baltimore Ravens for a pair of draft picks.

Special teams gaffe by Bucs leads to Justin Tucker field goal for Ravens

The Ravens got a quick field goal after a Buccaneers turnover

The Ravens were punting the ball to the Buccaneers on Thursday Night Football. All the Bucs’ return man had to do was catch it after signaling for a fair catch.

However, one of the Ravens’ gunners pushed Dee Delaney into Jalen Darden and the ball was loose.

Kevon Seymour of Baltimore recovered the muffed punt and the Ravens were set up deep in Tampa Bay territory.

Lamar Jackson tried to find Mark Andrews on third down for a touchdown but the play was broken up.

Justin Tucker came on and knocked through the chip shot and Baltimore was out front, 3-0.

NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: No lead is safe!

Week 6 NFL power rankings! Here’s how all 32 teams stand in a season where there’s been as much scoring volatility as we’ve ever seen.

In the 2022 NFL season, no lead is safe.

Per NFL Research, there have been 23 games decided by a game-winning touchdown within the final two minutes of regulation or in overtime this season, the third-most such games in the first six weeks of a season in pro football history. Only 2021 (25 games) and 2012 (24) have more.

There have been 18 games in which a team overcame a deficit of at least 10 points to win or tie this season, tied for the fourth-most such games through Week 6. Only 2020 (19 games), 2011 (19) and 1987 (19) have more.

12 of 14 games in Week 6 were within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter. There have been 73 games within one score in the fourth quarter and 57 games decided by one score, both the most such games through the first six weeks in pro football history.

On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts overcame an 11-point deficit to beat the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Cincinnati Bengals overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the New Orleans Saints. The New York Giants overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants have now won three games this season in which they had a deficit of 10 or more points, and the Ravens have now lost three games in which they once had a double-digit lead.

On Sunday night, the Philadelphia Eagles got out to a 20-0 lead against the Dallas Cowboys, and had to hang on for dear life after Dallas came back to make the score 20-17. And on Monday night, the Los Angeles Chargers overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the Denver Broncos in overtime.

More than ever, teams are turning seemingly certain losses into wins, and vice versa. With all that volatility going on, here’s how all 32 NFL teams measure up in our Week 6 power rankings.

Ravens score touchdown as officials miss delay of game call

Giants coach Brian Daboll had good reason to be upset with the officials

Giants coach Brian Daboll was furious after Lamar Jackson hit Mark Andrews with a TD pass in the fourth quarter Sunday at MetLife Field.

Andres make a great catch in the end zone for the TD that gave Baltimore a 20-10 lead after the PAT.

However, Daboll had good reason to be upset.

The play clock clearly had hit zero before the ball was snapped to Jackson.

The Ravens should have been flagged for delay of game. Instead, they had a touchdown and a 10-point lead.

Amazon Prime Day NFL Deals: One gift for fans of each NFL team

The holidays have come early for NFL fans thanks to Amazon Prime’s Early Access Sale.

While Prime Day has come and gone for 2022, Amazon is giving Prime members another reason to be thankful this holiday season.

Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is a two-day event exclusive to Prime subscribers, who can start their holiday shopping with thousands of exclusive discounts.

We know just how challenging it can be to shop for the NFL fan in your life, so we put together a list to ensure no fan gets forgotten this year.

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Justin Tucker nails field goal to lift Ravens over Bengals

Justin Tucker wins it for the Ravens as time runs out

Quite the tight battle as is to be expected between top teams in the AFC North on Sunday in Baltimore.

The Ravens had the ultimate weapons in the end — Lamar Jackson and Justin Tucker.

The dual-threat quarterback marched Baltimore into position for a game-winning field goal.

The most elite of kickers then took over from 43 yards, drilling the kick right down the middle to give Baltimore a 19-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tucker has now hit 25 of 26 field goals in similar situations with games on the line.

Baltimore also avoided losing its sixth straight at home.

Earlier the Bengals had scored to tie the game and Evan McPherson came on to kick the PAT.

He made it interesting as the kick soared over the top of the upright and it was ruled good to give the Bengals a 17-16 lead … that didn’t hold up.

The Bengals are 2-3 and each of the losses in 2022 has come on field goals as time ran out.



Referee Jerome Boger fails to understand roughing the passer… again

For the second straight week, referee Jerome Boger’s incorrect roughing the passer call cost one team a chance to win a game.

NFL officials are not very good at differentiating between what is roughing the passer and what is not roughing the passer. Those officials are not helped by the league’s rulebook, which gives the parameters of the penalty, and then tells officials to do this:

When in doubt about a roughness call or potentially dangerous tactic against the passer, the Referee should always call roughing the passer.

So, maybe that’s why Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Grady Jarrett got absolutely robbed on this roughing the passer call as he sacked Tom Brady with 3:03 left in the game.

If you can tell us what constitutes roughing the passer here, you’re smarter than we are. Jarrett rolled Brady to the ground, but there was no extracurricular activity, and at no point was Brady’s head in danger.

Even Brady wanted no part of this discussion.

Worst of all, this penalty was a game-changer. The Buccaneers had third-and-five from the Atlanta 47-yard line, and the sack would have forced the Buccaneers to punt, up 21-15. But the “penalty” gave the Bucs first-and-10 at the Atlanta 32-yard line, and from there, Tampa Bay was able to bleed the clock to the win.

We are not saying that the Falcons would have won if they had gotten the ball back. But we are saying that the Bucs benefited from a roughing the passer call that was both ridiculous and egregious, and the crew, led by Jerome Boger, completely blew the call.

Not that this would be the second time in a week that Boger’s crew blew such a call in a situation that could have been game-changing. In Week 4, Boger and his crew called roughing on Baltimore Ravens cornerback Brandon Stephens when it wasn’t, and that was a killer in a game against the Buffalo Bills that the Ravens lost.

Jerome Boger’s ridiculous roughing the passer call cost Ravens dearly in loss to Bills

Boger doubled down then, and he doubled down after the Bucs-Falcons game in ways that just didn’t jibe with the tape.

The NFL really needs to get its arms around the loose nature of this penalty as it’s written, so that officials of Boger’s caliber have the guardrails they clearly need to call things correctly on the field.