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NFL Fans Are Crushing Lamar Jackson, Ravens For Late First Half Decision

Building a Case for Lamar Jackson as Baltimore's Quarterback of the Present... and Future

Lamar Jackson 

Thursday Night Football entered halftime with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers leading the Baltimore Ravens 10-3. 

However, some NFL fans think the score should have been closer. 

On a key fourth-and-two situation late in the first half, Lamar Jackson appeared to wave off the Baltimore field goal unit before ultimately turning the ball over on downs. 

"Lamar Jackson sends the field goal unit off and Ravens fail on 4th down," twitter user highlghtheaven said Thursday night. 

While the Buccaneers were forced to punt on the following possession, Baltimore was not able to add any extra points in the first half after a 61-yard field goal attempt by Justin Tucker was blocked as time expired. 

Even with the Ravens scoring a touchdown early in the third quarter to tie the game up at 10, many fans still believe passing up the chip-shot field goal was a mistake. 

"Ravens act like they do not have the best field goal kicker in NFL HISTORY," Henry Keculah tweeted Thursday. 

One NFL analyst is struggling to justify Baltimore's decision making during this game, as well, which apparently goes further than the failed fourth down conversion. 

"That was a truly puzzling first half by the Ravens. They are hellbent on throwing the ball, which is not what they do best. And they passed up the field goal for the failed fourth-down attempt on which they, of course, threw the ball," Mark Maske said of the Ravens gameplan Thursday night. 

At the end of the third quarter, Baltimore leads Tampa Bay 17-10.