Best and worst

September 11, 2000|By Ken Murray

Best comeback: Tony Banks did what no Ravens quarterback had ever done. He directed a come-from-behind, game-winning drive in the final two minutes, and he did it against a top-flight opponent.

Best performance, receiver: Jaguars' Jimmy Smith was unstoppable, catching 15 passes for 291 yards.

Best performance, rookie: Wide-out Travis Taylor became the first Ravens rookie to score two touchdowns in a game. And the kid likes to block, too.

Worst sight: Just watching Qadry Ismail's knee buckle severely during his first-quarter kickoff return was painful. Watching him leave the field under his own power was a relief.

Worst mismatch: Tony Brackens is a Pro Bowl player, but every time he faces Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden, he just looks like another overmatched defensive end.

Worst strategy: What happened to Jacksonville coordinator Dom Capers and his defense at crunch time? The Jaguars left the middle of the field wide-open, and Tony Banks and Shannon Sharpe took advantage of it.

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