The unit’s reputation and continuing excellence explains why Carr says my heart was pounding and my palms were sweating when the Ravens spoke to him on the telephone about possibly selecting him before the 2008 draft.
And while he didn’t get the opportunity to wear that black until almost a decade later, Carr is now playing a big role in helping the 2017 Ravens make their first two opponents blue. After shutting out Cincinnati in the season-opener, Baltimore’s defense continued its stingy play in Sunday’s 24-10 dusting of Cleveland. The Ravens recorded five turnovers for a second consecutive game, the first time that has happened since the club began play in 1996.
Rodgers found Jordy Nelson for a 3-yard touchdown with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to force overtime against the Bengals. He then hit Geronimo Allison on a 72-yard completion to set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 27-yard field goal for a 27-24 Packers victory at Lambeau Field.
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson led his team on a seven-play, 49-yard drive that ended with a 36-yard field goal from Ka’imi Fairbairn with 2:24 remaining to give Houston a 33-28 lead. But Brady marched the Patriots 75 yards on just eight plays. Two plays after the ensuing kickoff, Watson’s Hail Mary from his own 46-yard line was intercepted by New England’s Duron Harmon in the end zone to secure the win.
While the Bengals were unable to pull off the upset in Green Bay, the Bears shocked the Steelers at Soldier Field. The Bears got a break before halftime when Marcus Cooper inexplicably slowed to a walk inside the 5-yard line while returning a blocked punt only to have the ball slapped out of his hand. While a touchdown was taken away, the Bears maintained possession thanks to a Steelers penalty and got a short field goal.