Chris Matthews

Perriman's workload goes up, but his hands let him, Ravens down at key moments

Perriman's workload goes up, but his hands let him, Ravens down at key moments

It was the exact type of play the Ravens selected wide receiver Breshad Perriman in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft to make.

Perriman was streaking down the middle of the field on a post-corner route late in the first quarter Sunday. He had a step on a Tennessee Titans defensive back and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw him the ball in stride. Instead of going up and getting the ball at its highest point, Perriman waited for it to come down.

The ball hit off his hands, Perriman was leveled by cornerback Logan Ryan and Titans safety Kevin Byard picked off the deflection and returned it into Ravens territory.

“I’m, I guess, somewhat of a bigger...

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