Jaguars Power Play: Dwight Lowery Sack

JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 09: Dwight Lowery #25 of the Jacksonville Jaguars is introduced before a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at EverBank Field on October 9, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Each week we're going to look at a single play that had a big impact on the game overall. On Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens, there were a few plays by the Jacksonville Jaguars you could mark as the "Power Play". The easy one would be Drew Coleman's interception to end the game, to which Coleman did a nice job of baiting Joe Flacco into throwing his way, then cut off the throw to seal the game. The play I'm going to go with however, was made by safety Dwight Lowery, AKA "The Closer".

Late in the third quarter after Jacksonville had made the score 9-0, the Baltimore Ravens began driving the football. The Ravens started on their own 20 yard line and had worked their way all the way to the Jaguars 27. On 3rd and long, safety Dwight Lowery had man coverage on the Ravens tight end who wound up in-line blocking on the play.  Once Lowery recognized his man was blocking, he took off for the quarterback on a play that looked like a designed delayed blitz. Lowery shot through the gap and sacked Joe Flacco for a loss of 7 yards, pushing the Ravens on the cusp of field goal range.

After the sack, the Ravens tried the 52-yard field goal, but missed wide right. Had the Ravens made the field goal and the rest of the game played out, the Ravens would have taken a 10-9 lead with just 2:02 left on the clock. If that happens, Baltimore doesn't attempt an onside kick after the touchdown and the Jaguars would have been forced to drive down the field in the two-minute drill to get in field goal range for the win.

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