Every week, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of
The intentions of the Ravens have been questioned after they scored on a fake field goal while up 24 points in the third quarter of Sunday’s blowout victory over the Oakland Raiders. To their credit, the Raiders didn’t whine about the fake, though defensive tackle
Maybe they were, as coach
But there is no question the fake field goal was a sweet play.
After another successful Baltimore drive seemingly ended at Oakland’s seven-yard line, the Ravens trotted out rookie kicker
"It was in the call, it was a possibility," Harbaugh said. "If they give you the look, you run it. I they don't give you the look, pretty much like every fake, you don't run it. It was in the game plan all week, and they gave us the opportunity, and we called it."
Cox snapped the ball to Koch, who doubles as the holder on field goals. As soon as he caught it, he ran to his left, where the three defenders on that side were walled off by tight end
“It was better than mine,” running back
The 7-yard touchdown run was the first of Koch’s career, but it’s not like we haven’t seen that play before. It was the same play the Ravens ran to score a two-point conversion in their lopsided win over the
Koch emphatically spiked the football before getting mobbed by his teammates. Oher and fellow tackle
Asked if the Raiders seemed to be upset about the fake at the time, Koch replied, "I was too busy doing high-fives and spiking the ball."