Every Tuesday, blogger Matt Vensel breaks down a critical play, sometimes with the help of
Jacoby Jones had an itch and he wanted to scratch it.
With the Ravens leading, 17-13, in the third quarter of Sunday’s win over the
With running back
"I saw it and I heard the crowd, that's when I knew I was free, and I just opened it up, and I just ran as fast as possible," Jones said.
Bailey tried, but had no chance of catching the speedy wideout.
The 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown tied an NFL record.
The return spanned 10 seconds, but the dirty work was a blur. The Ravens set up a right return, with center
"Honestly, in practice, we had one that hit the same way, so I already had a vision," Jones said. "So, when I caught it, I found Anthony Allen, and he said, 'Follow me.' He was my eyes. He led me to daylight. That thing [opened up] like the Red Sea."
After doing a jig in the end zone, Jones returned to the Baltimore sideline. He "threw up a little bit," caught his breath and was ready to run again. He would later total 51 yards on two more returns.
The Ravens have said for a few weeks that they felt like they were close to breaking a long return. But as coach