Ravens tight end Owen Daniels makes a catch just short of the goal line to set up a touchdown against the Jaguars during the third quarter.
Ravens tight end Owen Daniels makes a catch just short of the goal line to set up a touchdown against the Jaguars during the third quarter. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)

Veteran tight end Owen Daniels delivered two of the most important plays of the Ravens' 20-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

First, Daniels caught a 29-yard waggle pass from quarterback Joe Flacco at the Jaguars' 3-yard line. Then, he caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Flacco on the ensuing play to give the Ravens' a 17-12 lead they wouldn't renlinquish.

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"They weren't in the ideal defense we wanted, but Joe adjusted," Daniels said of the catch that set up his score. "To be honest, I didn't even see Joe for most of the play. I made my turn and saw the ball in the air and tried to make a play on it. Joe did an awesome job of getting the ball there.

The touchdown reception was Daniels' fourth of the season. He has 45 catches for 474 yards this season, as he's filled in capably with tight end Dennis Pitta out for the season with a fractured, dislocated right hip.

Daniels finished Sunday with four catches for 62 yards.

The touchdown came when Flacco found Daniels in the corner of the end zone after a convincing play-action fake.

"That's something we've been looking at all week," Daniels said. "We run that play a lot, the little run play out to the right there with the run block to the corner. They overcommitted to it and it worked out pretty well."

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