Odell Beckham Jr. catches game-winning touchdown, Rams beat Ravens 20-19

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When the Rams acquired edge rusher Von Miller and receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in November, they likely envisioned games like Sunday.

Though quarterback Matthew Stafford had three giveaways for the second day in a row, he got it done when the Rams needed it in crunch time — in large part because of Beckham.

Facing fourth-and-5 on Baltimore’s 12-yard line, Stafford hit Beckham over the middle with a 5-yard pass to move the chains. Beckham got hit as he was catching the pass but held on for a key first down.

Then on the next play, Stafford hit Beckham with a short pass on the right side and the receiver extended the ball over the pylon for a 7-yard touchdown for a 20-19 lead.

The Rams’ two-point conversion attempt failed.

With one timeout remaining, the Ravens had a chance to get into kicker Justin Tucker’s considerable field-goal range. But after converting fourth-and-1 with a short pass to Mark Andrews — and using the timeout — Miller sacked Huntley for an 8-yard loss.

The last play happened with just three seconds on the clock, as defensive tackle Aaron Donald forced a fumble on a play that started with laterals to end it.

Donald had a half-sack and a tackle for loss in the victory. But it was Miller’s best game as a Ram, with 2.0 sacks and three tackles for loss.

Stafford finished 26-of-35 for 309 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions, and a lost fumble. Baltimore safety Chuck Clark had both picks, one of which he returned for a touchdown. That was Stafford’s league-leading fourth pick six of the season.

Receiver Cooper Kupp finished with six catches for 95 yards with a touchdown, setting a new Rams record for single-season receiving yards in the process.

Filling in again for the injured Lamar Jackson, Tyler Huntley was 20-of-32 for 197 yards with an interception. he also rushed for 54 yards.

Tight end Mark Andrews also set a single-season franchise record for receiving yards on Sunday, finishing with 89 yards on six catches.

With the win, the Rams will clinch the NFC West if the Cardinals lose to the Cowboys on Sunday. Los Angeles hosts San Francisco to end the regular season next week.

The Ravens are still alive in the AFC postseason race, but will need some help. They host the Steelers next Sunday.

24 responses to “Odell Beckham Jr. catches game-winning touchdown, Rams beat Ravens 20-19

  1. Urgh, I think I spent the last 3 rams articles devaluing his impact and talking him down. Bucket of cold water on my take nicely done Mr Beckham.

  2. Glad to see the arrogant Ravens’ season end. Hope Lamar is ok, but I’d stick with Huntley. He makes better decisions, throws more accurately, and can handle pressure. Paying a dinged-up Lamar a lot of money when he can’t run any more would be absolutely foolish. Not a great situation to be in. The rest of the NFL would be thrilled to see the Ravens pay Lamar and watch their offense sink even lower than it already was with him at the helm.

  3. Rams stole that one.

    Say what you will about OBJ – and we’ve all said a lot – he came up clutch in this game.

  4. I always assumed the Rams picked up OBJ to acquire a comp pick when he left in the off-season. If he keeps making big plays at big moments, like he has the last 3 or 4 weeks, it will be very difficult to watch OBJ walk.

  5. Great fight by Ravens when expecting blowout, defence played great.

    This game showed Lamar isn’t issue.
    Greg Roman calling risky deep shot with 2 mins remaining first half and all timeouts on first down resulting in int..couple of 1st and goals didn’t get tds,.
    Presnap penalties on offence pushing them back..
    Couldn’t get trike goal range with 2 timeouts and 1 min..

    Another painful close loss..

  6. Wasn’t pretty, but it’s 5 straight for the Rams. The Niners have famously been problematic for us. We need to win that game next weekend just to get rid of that talk.

  7. Ravens fans, please tell me one thing Lamar gives you that Huntley doesn’t. And “he wins games” because you’re stuck remembering the regular season games he won against bad teams in 2018-2019 is not an acceptable answer. Huntley is more accurate, generates more yards, fewer turnovers, higher QBR, and can handle pressure. Oh, and he can also scramble. Lamar cannot win you a Super Bowl. He will never win consistently in the playoffs. For his last 7 games– nearly half the season– he was either the worst or 2nd worst QB IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE. Oh, and he’s now dinged up. And just as it has always been in the playoffs, all you have to do is blitz him and play Cover 0 and he is terrible. None of this is hate. All simple facts and obvious to everyone else in the world. Take the blinders off.

  8. ItsGettinReal says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Ravens fans, please tell me one thing Lamar gives you that Huntley doesn’t. And “he wins games” because you’re stuck remembering the regular season games he won against bad teams in 2018-2019 is not an acceptable answer. Huntley is more accurate, generates more yards, fewer turnovers, higher QBR, and can handle pressure.
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    Huntley, 1-3 in games played. That’s all you need to know.

  9. ItsGettinReal says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm
    Ravens fans, please tell me one thing Lamar gives you that Huntley doesn’t.

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    Work ethic. Scrambling. Reading defenses (yes he is better). I could go on but we all know it won’t matter. You can change your username but we know who you are.

  10. Nite2al: did you forget Lamar was 1-3 in his last 4 games played as well? How convenient that you forgot. And why don’t we compare Huntley’s performances vs Lamar’s in those 4 games. Lamar: avg QBR of 30, 3 TDs, 6 interceptions, avg 200 yards throwing per game and a whopping 16 points per game (but but but he’s the MVP!). Huntley: avg QBR 55, 3 TDs, 2 interceptions, avg 230 yards throwing per game, and avg 22 points per game. What were you saying again? Why do you want Lamar?

  11. Shelby: that’s hillarious. Lamar reads defenses better? Huh? He has shown zero interest in learning how to read defenses, handle blitzes, hit his hot route, or go through any progressions. He looks like a deer in headlights because he has no idea pressure is coming or what to do. Just tucks and runs. Or throws a pick. I get that he won some regular season games and can beat up bad defenses, but just focus on the here and now. He’s been atrocious this season and all his flaws have been exposed. Let’s throw in his awful throwing mechanics and inaccuracy as a result while we’re at it… but it’s all good, you guys keep hyping Lamar! Please pay him $40mm per year. The rest of the league will be laughing.

  12. ItsGettinReal says:
    January 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm
    Ravens fans, please tell me one thing Lamar gives you that Huntley doesn’t. And “he wins games” because you’re stuck remembering the regular season games he won against bad teams in 2018-2019 is not an acceptable answer. Huntley is more accurate, generates more yards, fewer turnovers, higher QBR, and can handle pressure. Oh, and he can also scramble. Lamar cannot win you a Super Bowl. He will never win consistently in the playoffs. For his last 7 games– nearly half the season– he was either the worst or 2nd worst QB IN THE ENTIRE LEAGUE. Oh, and he’s now dinged up. And just as it has always been in the playoffs, all you have to do is blitz him and play Cover 0 and he is terrible. None of this is hate. All simple facts and obvious to everyone else in the world. Take the blinders off.

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    There is the “IT” factor. When the game is on the line everyone in the stadium knows Lamar is capable of making a big play. Huntley is good and all, but he doesn’t scare anyone.

  13. The only thing Huntley does better than Lamar is get the ball out of his hand quick. He’s not as accurate deep, doesn’t throw well on the run, not as efficient in the Red Zone, and does not have the big play capability Lamar has. Yes he’s looked better the past couple of weeks, teams have prepared to stop what Lamar does well. Like I say with every young QB, let’s see how he does as teams get more film on him and are prepared to stop him. The Rams started figuring him out in the 2nd half and started sitting on all of the quick stuff. He didn’t adjust. Went 7/12 for like 50yds in the 2nd half. Even on the last drive of the game he was taking 5 yard check downs when he needed 40+. Huntley is a good young talent and has potential, but he’s not better than Lamar right now period.

  14. I agree that Lamar has the ability to rip off some incredible runs out of nowhere and there’s more upside in those situations. But Huntley runs reasonably well too, and he doesn’t just tuck and run. He throws much more accurately and decisively. The tough situation is this: it’s become painfully clear at this moment that Lamar struggles against pressure (blitz/ stack box/ cover 0), and his throwing accuracy hasn’t improved. He’s dinged up, which poses a big question mark, because if he can’t scramble, he’s not even close to a starting NFL QB. So… do you pay him $40mm a year? Yes, he won a bunch of regular season games in years past, but he’s regressed and this year’s body of work is really scary. If you pay him $40mm, you simply can’t afford some of the key pieces he needs to be an adequate QB (ie, O line, WRs, TEs). Seems like a no-win proposition which is why I’d be inclined to get draft picks and go with Huntley.

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