WATCH: John Harbaugh shows trust in Lamar Jackson in gutsy 4th down decision

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By , Audacy Sports

When a head coach has a lot of trust in his quarterback, good things (generally) happen. It's not hard to notice when a coach's belief in the QB's ability to lead a team wavers, and the results that come out of such a situation usually aren't ideal. But when all the trust and confidence is there, some magical moments are created.

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For a great example of this, look no further than Sunday night's awesome matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Baltimore Ravens. It's no secret that Andy Reid has well-founded, undying confidence in Patrick Mahomes at quarterback, but it was the other team's coach-QB interaction that captivated the NFL community and led to a victory.

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Leading by just one point and riding the momentum of a key forced fumble on the other side of the ball, Ravens coach John Harbaugh was faced with a decision to either punt the football and push the Chiefs far into their own territory with little time to spare, or end the game and go for it. Most coaches would opt for choice No. 1. But Harbaugh isn't most coaches, just like how Lamar Jackson isn't most quarterbacks, and the two knew which option they were going with.

And voila! Jackson ran for the first down. Game over. Ravens win in a superb battle between two top dogs of the AFC. What more can you ask for in a primetime game?

"No, there wasn't [any doubt]," Harbaugh said after the game about the decision to make the gutsy call. "I think I wanted to be sure myself. I knew he was going to say yes, but I knew we were going for it at that point."

You want another moment of coach-QB trust that led to some memorable results? How about this one?

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