Ravens running back JK Dobbins says poor play and the absence of Lamar Jackson are the reasons Baltimore’s season ended with a loss in Cincinnati on Sunday night.
Dobbins said that if the Ravens had Jackson, who is out with a knee injury that has lasted longer than expected, they would have beaten the Bengals.
“If we had Lamar, we would have wontoo,” Dobbins said through ESPN’s Jamison Hensley.
Dobbins was frustrated that he finished the game with 13 carries for 62 yards and four catches for 43 yards, saying he should have touched the ball more than 17 times.
“I’m a guy who feels like if I’m on the pitch all the time I can help this team win, and I wasn’t. It’s the playoffs. Why am I not there? Twelve bears? It’s the playoffs,” Dobbins said through TheAthletic.com’s Jeff Zrebiec.
Dobbins said Tyler Huntley shouldn’t have been the one trying to get the ball into the end zone when he had a game-changing fumble that the Bengals returned for a touchdown.
“He should never have been in that situation. I’m not getting any carries. I believe I would have put it in the end zone again,” Dobbins said.
Huntley’s fumble was the difference, and Dobbins says that wouldn’t have happened had he run the ball, or with Jackson.