Best NFL highlights of Week 17: Andy Dalton daggers Ravens

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Andy Dalton
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 31: Quarterback Andy Dalton /
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2. Alex Collins makes something out of nothing

The Baltimore Ravens may not have made the playoffs this season but they’ve found a special player in running back Alex Collins. That was evident on this fourth down miracle. Needing a first down to keep the drive alive, Collins somehow found his way past the yard marker. The original pitch play called to the left was sniffed out but Collins reversed and ran to the other side of the field and scored the touchdown.

It’s not the 4th and 29 play the Ravens are used to but it was good enough to keep them in the game. Collins is a special player and will be for years to come in Baltimore. The Seahawks have to be kicking themselves for letting him go but another man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The Ravens struck gold with this one.

1. Dalton and Boyd play spoiler

You wanted playoff drama? Well, here you go. The final two wild-card spots in the AFC were up for grabs coming into Sunday and it ended with a bang. The Titans secured a spot with a win over the Jaguars and it looked like the Ravens were going to do the same before this happened. All Dean Pees’ defense had to do was make the stop on 4th and 12 but Andy Dalton and Tyler Boyd had other ideas. Boyd found the hole in the secondary and pulled off the incredible last-second touchdown for the upset win.

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It was the perfect way to send Marvin Lewis into the sunset and it broke the hearts of the Ravens and the entire city of Baltimore. What a way to end the 2017 regular season.