Even though it was merely a preseason game, quarterback Tyler Huntley lowered his shoulder, took on two defenders, and surged ahead for the first down instead of running out of bounds.
The Baltimore Ravens play football in this manner regardless of the stakes.
Newcomer Isaiah The Ravens extended their preseason winning record to 22 games with a 24-17 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday night
led by 100-yard receiver Likely, who caught eight passes for the game's total offence. Huntley completed 13 of 14 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown.
With the Ravens, "it matters a lot to show that every time you step on the field, you gotta be ready to play," as Huntley put it.
Since we're prepared to compete. It simply goes to demonstrate that we go out there and play to win every time.
Huntley targeted Likely frequently for Baltimore (2-0), a fourth-round pick out of Coastal Carolina. In the middle of the second quarter, the two connected on a touchdown play that covered 8 yards.
The starting quarterbacks and the majority of the clubs' other star players were benched for both teams.
Kyler Murray of Arizona and Lamar Jackson of Baltimore have yet to make their preseason debuts.
In the second half, Murray could be seen on the sidelines with a headset and playbook in his hands, presumably calling plays.
Combines well with All-Pro tight end Mark Andrews of the Ravens, who had a breakout year in 2017 with 1,361 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.