Despite missing Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens still nearly upset the Cincinnati Bengals during the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs on Sunday. While the Ravens ultimately lost, 24-17, they could have won if a couple of plays had gone differently.
One of those plays was a devastating turnover in the fourth quarter that ultimately cost Baltimore the game. With the score tied at 17-17 and just under 12 minutes to go, quarterback Tyler Huntley fumbled on a QB sneak at the goal line, which the Bengals recovered and returned for what turned out to be a game-winning 98-yard touchdown.
After the game, Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins called out Baltimore's coaching staff for its questionable play call in a critical situation.
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Dobbins doesn't think Huntley -- the team's backup QB -- should've been put in that situation with the game on the line. The 24-year-old running back believes he should've gotten the ball instead, especially after already scoring a touchdown earlier in the game.
Considering that he didn't fumble once this season, Dobbins may have a point. Quarterback sneaks can be inherently risky, too, as quarterbacks aren't natural ball carriers and are vulnerable to turnovers when they extend the ball towards the end zone, as Huntley did.
Unfortunately for Dobbins, the Ravens and their fans, we'll never know how the game would have turned out if he'd gotten the ball in that situation instead of Huntley. Regardless, it's a decision that will be second-guessed for a long time.