Davante Adams faces Jalen Ramsey

Davante Adams and Jalen Ramsey went head to head in a battle of titans Thursday night.

Adams struck the first blow just over a minute into the game, with the Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver hauling in a spectacular one-handed catch against the Los Angeles Rams cornerback for a 32-yard gain.

Ramsey got flagged for pass interference on the play, which the Raiders declined.

NFL Next Gen Stats noted that after that catch, Adams had caught all 11 of his career targets with Ramsey listed as the nearest defender, with those catches going for 106 yards and a touchdown.

Adams is having a monster season, entering Thursday with 79 catches (fifth in the NFL) for 1,176 yards (fourth) and 12 touchdowns (first). He’s a good bet to earn his third straight All-Pro appearance.

There’s a tendency to underestimate Ramsey these days. He’s been around a while, seven seasons, but he’s still only 28. He gives up the big play now and then, but he’s still one of the best in the league. Pro Football Focus recently graded him as the third-best cornerback in the NFL, behind only Patrick Surtain II of the Denver Broncos and Sauce Gardner of the New York Jets.

NFL fans wasted no time reacting to Adams’ big play.




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