There is no pretense to throwing the football deep on offense. You either get a massive amount of yards in one shot and perhaps even a touchdown or nothing.
But there's also the side benefit that is often unspoken: the pass interference call.
Pass interference — the act of a defensive player preventing a receiver from catching a pass by making physical contact after the ball has been thrown — is a penalty that can salvage a moribund offensive possession. It's unpredictable, but the result can alter the momentum in a contest.
"You definitely can't rely on it, but it's something good to have," Ravens wide receiver Kamar Aiken said. "It's definitely a...