Marquise Brown Silences Doubts With Spectacular Diving Touchdown Catch

WR Marquise Brown

A week after drops plagued him, Marquise Brown made one of the most spectacular touchdown catches you'll see.

Brown went full Superman for a diving 49-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Sunday's game in Denver, giving the Ravens a lead they never relinquished in a 23-7 victory.

"Just go get it," Brown said. "[Lamar Jackson] put it out there, so I went and got it and kept my eyes on it to make the catch."

Brown shook Broncos safety Justin Simmons with a fake to the outside before sprinting between the two-deep coverage to get wide open. Behind strong protection, Lamar Jackson unleashed a bomb that Brown caught up to with a full-extension dive.

"I know I was lined up on [Simmons], and I know he's a great player, so I got up on him," Brown said. "I was able to flip his hips and made a play."

According to Next Gen Stats, the pass traveled 60.8 yards in the air, which is the longest completion of Jackson's career and the second-longest of any in the NFL this season.

Brown had three drops in Detroit a week ago, all of which could have resulted in touchdowns. Brown said he just went back to work this week, and did extra drills catching soccer balls to focus on opening his hands and watching the ball all the way in.

After scoring the touchdown Sunday, Brown celebrated by pretending the ball was stuck to his hands. "I ain't drop it," he said.

Brown finished the first half with three catches for 87 yards, also adding a 32-yarder on the next drive. He finished the day with four grabs for 91 yards.

"I always have trust in him," Jackson said. "I don't care about stuff like that. Stuff happens in games."

After a catch like that, nobody will be questioning Brown's hands and it's safe to say he's moved past the drops mentally, too. Brown said he never let the online criticism bother him.

"Me and my friends grew up on social media," Brown said. "I give dudes flack if they don't do good. It just comes with it. If you don't do good, of course they're going to say something. But if you do good, those same people who were talking negatively will talk good. So why would you take it too serious?"

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