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Playing with Purpose, Thomas Helps the Ravens Seal Their Biggest Win of 2019

When the Ravens arrived in Seattle for a late October showdown with the Seattle Seahawks, not many felt that they would have enough to put up with the ’12th man’ as well as with MVP candidate Russell Wilson.

While much of Online Sports Betting in Maine had the Ravens at anywhere from a three to a five-point underdog, it was again the legs of Lamar Jackson, and the heads up play of a new Raven that got the team to their most impressive win of 2019 – 30-16 over Seattle.

The Ravens were playing for more than just another notch in the win column to put them up on the Browns and Seelers who are both 2-4 in the AFC North.

They also were playing for their new teammate who was riding high on emotion all week leading to the game – that being safety Earl Thomas.

Thomas said, “it’s the best feeling in the world,” after his team beat the Seahawks on Sunday in his first game back in Seattle since his bitter divorce from the team this past offseason.

“I definitely came in here with a purpose, and we got it done,” Thomas said after the 14-point win.

It was the type of win that teams can look back on and build on in a number of ways. The team didn’t crumble when the Seahawks could have taken a lead on a long Jason Myers field goal.

Instead, the 53-yard field goal went wide, and the Ravens were able to stay poised, march right down the field, and eventually take a 20-13 lead which they never lost.

It was the play of Thomas on the field and the motivation off of it that really seemed to give the Ravens a lift, and also carry them to what could be a statement win for the Birds who now lead everyone in the AFC North by at least a pair of games.

Seattle MVP quarterback Wilson knew that Thomas would come in looking to make a statement. He did just that on a day when the Ravens defense needed all the help they could get.

“I hold Earl in high regard, man,” Wilson said.

“I really love him. Just how much he’s meant to my family, his family and everything else, and what that means and then also just to the Seahawks organization and what he’s meant … he played really good today, he played great, he was battling out there, back-and-forth … Earl’s one of the best to ever do it.”

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