‘Philly Special’ goes badly awry as Bengals stumble
BALTIMORE (AP) — The “Philly Special” fell flat for Cincinnati, and that may have value the Bengals the sport.
By now, soccer followers in all places are acquainted with this trick play — and maybe that was a part of the issue. It began as a reverse to receiver Tyler Boyd, with quarterback Joe Burrow slipping out into the flat. When the Eagles ran this play in a Super Bowl, their quarterback was open as a receiving goal, however Burrow wasn’t, and Baltimore’s Marcus Peters shoved Boyd to the bottom for a 12-yard loss.
From second-and-goal from the two to 3rd down from the 14 — it was an enormous swing in Cincinnati’s 19-17 loss to the Ravens on Sunday evening.
“That was a big play,” Baltimore coach John Harbaugh mentioned. “Marcus made a great football play. … The thing was covered. I thought we did a great job out there covering the quarterback on that.”
The Ravens led 13-10 within the third quarter when Cincinnati drove deep into Baltimore territory. A go interference name gave the Bengals first-and-goal from the two. After an incomplete go, Cincinnati tried its trick play and it flopped miserably.
Still, Burrow was in a position to full a go to Ja’Marr Chase on third all the way down to put the ball again on the 2, after which the Bengals went for it on fourth.
“I think you have to right there,” Burrow mentioned. “If you get seven points, it’ll change the game.”
The play this time was an inside shovel go, however the Ravens appeared effectively ready for that, too, and it went incomplete.
“It didn’t quite work out how we wanted it to on the shovel play, but I felt comfortable with our package,” Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor mentioned.
That ended a 15-play drive that took 8:04 off the clock however resulted in no factors. Then the Ravens went 91 yards the opposite method, utilizing up 8:03 and kicking a discipline objective that gave them a 16-10 lead.
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