Baltimore Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley misexecuted the sneak that eventually led to a defensive touchdown and victory for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night.
So said head coach John Harbaugh in the press conference following the first round playoff clash.
In the fourth quarter, the Ravens had the pace and the opportunity to score valuable points that would have put them ahead. Deep in the opponent's territory, the Baltimore attack tried to register a major on a quarterback sneak. Huntley wanted to jump over the line of scrimmage, but fumbled the ball. The valuable item was recovered by defensive lineman Sam Hubbard. Huntley then went for 98 yards and scored the middle finger that made the difference in the one-night duel.
Harbaugh said Huntley needed to dive forward and not jump as he did .
“We didn’t execute the right way,” he said in part.
“I was just trying to make a play, a for his part Huntley explained. I'm going to think about that for the whole of the next off-season. I'll think about how they [the Bengals] won the game in one play… It's going to motivate me to work even harder.”
Huntley was making his fifth start of the season. behind Ravens center, due to star quarterback Lamar Jackson's knee injury in early December.