While everyone else in the football world had their attention focused on Sunday’s Belichick-Brady reunion, the Baltimore Ravens nonchalantly decided to go out and set a league record.
Up 23-7 in the final seconds of a Sunday matchup against the Denver Broncos, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh had quarterback Lamar Jackson run five yards instead of taking a knee and running out the clock. Those five yards allowed Baltimore to record its 43rd straight game with 100 rushing yards, tying an NFL record the Pittsburgh Steelers set in the mid-1970s.
“Whenever you’re in the record books, it’s important,” Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown said via ESPN. “So, it’s great to get that done.”