J.K. Dobbins of the Baltimore Ravens was not pleased with his team’s 24-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC wild-card round on Sunday.
Dobbins chastised quarterback Tyler Huntley, who was filling in for an injured Lamar Jackson, for failing to complete a quarterback sneak near the goal line. Huntley fumbled the ball, which Sam Hubbard returned 98 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
“He should never have been in that situation,” he told ESPN. “Not a single carry for me. I didn’t get even one carry. He should never have been in that situation in the first place. I’m pretty sure I’d put it in the end zone again.”
Dobbins didn’t get a carry inside the 5-yard line, despite clearly believing he should have. He scored earlier in the game on a pass from Huntley. Dobbins barely got the ball over the goal line on that play. Dobbins finished with 62 yards rushing on 13 carries (4.8 yards per rush) and four receptions for 43 yards.
“I think I should be the guy,” Dobbins told ESPN. “I’m sick of holding it in. I’m sick of it. The playoffs require twelve carries. I’m sick of holding it in. Let’s get this game won. I’m sick of it.”
Dobbins went after Huntley again, saying, “If we had Lamar, we would have won, too.”
Dobbins missed the first two games of the season while recovering from an ACL injury that will keep him out for the rest of the season. The third-year Ohio State running back missed six games in the middle of the season due to a knee injury.