Ravens moving on after 'crazy, nuts, incredible' win over Browns

Lamar Jackson thinks cramps vs. Cleveland probably related to COVID-19
Lamar Jackson
Posted at 5:28 PM, Dec 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 23:36:25-05

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — It was a Monday night classic and it’s a win the Ravens are still reliving.

"It was a crazy game, something you cannot make up," said running back J.K. Dobbins. "It was nuts, one of the best games I’ve ever played in."

"It was just incredible," said quarterback Lamar Jackson. "Right now it really didn’t hit me yet. It was definitely one of the best ones I done seen and participated in."

A burning question still, what was really with Lamar’s exit and fourth quarter return to the field? Was it really because of cramps? Lamar said absolutely and he’s surprised by the social media stories suggesting otherwise.

"I was cramping. I was real-life cramping," he said. "My hand, my throwing arm cramping, forearm cramping, fingers getting stuck together."

Lamar thinks the cause of those cramps is probably related to recently having COVID-19.

"Probably," he said. "Probably because of the body heat and we're running in the cold. It was so cold out there. That probably had an affect as well but I can't call it."

As for this weekend, Lamar and the Ravens (8-5) go from that epic against the playoff-bound Browns, to hosting Jacksonville (1-12). Currently sitting just outside of the playoff picture, every game is critical down the stretch of the regular season.

"Every week is a must win. There’s no time to lack," said Jackson.

"It’s a must-win, playoff football type of mentality because we’re in the hunt for the playoffs. You can’t let a game like this go," added defensive end Calais Campbell.

"We cannot sleep on them," said Dobbins. "They are a good team and we just have to be on our P’s and Q’s for this next game as well."

The Ravens could be shorthanded at receiver against the Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. The team announced Wednesday that they have placed wideouts Marquise Brown, Miles Boykin and James Proche on the reserve/COVID-19 list. None of the players were positive for the virus and were put on the list because of contact tracing. They will be eligible to play against Jacksonville as long as they continue to test negative.

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