The Baltimore Ravens were defeated at home yesterday by the Washington Redskins by a scoreline of 16-10, but the game could have ended a lot differently.
In the latter part of the third quarter with the Redskins only with a 13-10 lead at the time, their quarterback Kirk Cousins threw an interception to Ravens linebacker CJ Mosley. It was a pivotal moment in the game as it gave Baltimore a way to go back ahead before the fourth quarter.
Yet, what happened after Mosley intercepted the ball meant they didn't get that opportunity to put themselves ahead.
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After the Ravens linebacker caught the interception, he began to run the ball back towards the Redskins endzone for the touchdown and it was all looking well. However, that good feeling wouldn't last for very long.
As Mosley approached the one-yard line with tacklers looming in on him, he reached out for the endzone pylon to try and score, but he hilariously fumbled the ball, resulting in the ball bouncing in and out of the endzone for a touchback.
The game-changing interception turned into a disaster for the Ravens as not only did they lose possession of the football immediately after gaining in, but the touchback allowed the Redskins to move 17 yards down the field from where they were before the pick.
Washington managed to capitalise on this blunder from Baltimore by driving the ball down the field after 11 plays for a 27-yard field goal just before the start of the fourth quarter. They went on to win the game.
Who knows what would have happened if Mosley hadn't fumbled the ball on the one-yard line, but they would have been in a much better position to win the game if he had held on. It certainly will be a play he would like back to have another go to make sure he does the right thing and score.
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