Tyler Huntley's goal-line fumble was the difference in the Ravens' 24-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild-card playoffs.
The Ravens were on the cusp of taking the lead in the fourth quarter, facing a third-and-goal from the 1-yard line. Huntley tried to leap over the trenches and extend the ball over the goal line, but Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson met him and knocked the ball loose.
The fumble bounced into the hands of Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard and he returned it 98 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. That was the final score of the game and a dagger right when it looked like Baltimore was about to take control.
Afterwards, Head Coach John Harbaugh and Huntley explained the thought process on the play.
"We felt like we had a good call; it's a push-sneak play. It wasn't executed the right way," Harbaugh said. "Tyler went over the top; that's a 'burrow' play. He has to go low on that. That's the way the play is designed."
Huntley said the way the Bengals lined up tight on the goal-line play made him try to leap over the top.