Lamar Jackson overcame two first-quarter interceptions to claim a first-career victory over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on fourth demand, as the Baltimore Ravens lost 36-35 winners in a thriller Sunday night.
History of the game
Ravens quarterback Jackson called the Chiefs “Kryptonite” after succumbing to a third straight loss to the team in Week 3 of last season. And, with one of his two first-quarter picks coming back for a touchdown to open that fourth game, it looked like history was going to repeat itself.
But no, Jackson kept the Ravens in the contest blow-for-blow with Mahomes – which included a stunning 42-yard touchdown to Marquise Brown in the air – before Baltimore took the lead in the fourth quarter with two rushing scores of their star quarterback.
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Jackson’s second of touchdowns on the goal line gave the Ravens a point lead (36-35) – after a failed second straight two-point conversion try – and returned the ball. to Mahomes with three minutes and 18 seconds left. clock to travel the field and establish a winning score.
But rookie linebacker Odafe Oweh, who had a superb game, forced a fumble on a run from Clyde Edwards-Helaire on a 2nd and 3rd from the Baltimore 32-yard line for the Ravens to reclaim the ball.
The home team then quickly faced a 4th and 1 in the next series, still with a minute on the clock, but rather than returning the ball to KC, Jackson ran the ball and gained the necessary yards to allow Baltimore to ice. the game.
- Passes : Patrick Mahomes, 24/31, 343 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
- Rushing : Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 13 courses, 46 verges
- Receive: Travis Kelce, seven catches, 109 yards, 1 touchdown
- Passes : Lamar Jackson, 18/26, 239 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
- Rush: Lamar Jackson, 16 carries, 107 yards, 2 touchdowns
- Reception: Marquise Brown, six catches, 113 yards, 1 TD
Superstars as far as the eye can see. This game had it all, including a Tyrant Mathieu A 34-yard six-point pick in the opening series, Jackson’s superb touchdown pass to Brown, as well as an incredible 46-yard catch and run to the end zone of Travis Kelce.
Jackson was unbelievable! Likewise Mahomes. And, as already mentioned, the Ravens rookie linebacker Ouch – taken with the No.31 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft – was all over the place in defense, hitting Mahomes on his INT and arguably coming up with the winning game as well, his fumble forced in the fourth quarter.
Summary of scores
|Chefs 7-0 Crows||Interception return from Tyrann Mathieu on 34 yards for the TD (extra point)|
|Chefs 7-7 crows||Devin Duvernay’s two-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown (extra point)|
|Chefs 14-7 Ravens||Patrick Mahomes passes a 33-yard TD to Demarcus Robinson (extra point)|
|Chefs 14-14 crows||Five-yard Latavius Murray TD (extra point)|
|Chefs 21-14 Crows||Darrel Williams Two-yard TD (extra point)|
|Chefs 21-17 crows||Justin Tucker’s 43-yard field goal|
|Chefs 28-17 Ravens||Patrick Mahomes passes 40 yards to Byron Pringle (extra point)|
|Chefs 28-24 crows||Lamar Jackson passes a 42-yard TD to Marquise Brown (extra point)|
|Chefs 35-24 Ravens||Patrick Mahomes passes 46 yards to Travis Kelce (extra point)|
|Chefs 35-30 crows||Lamar Jackson two-yard TD run (failed two-point conversion)|
|Chefs 35-36 crows||Lamar Jackson One Yard TD Run (Two Point Conversion Failed)|
The Ravens overcame Jackson’s first pick-six as Devin Duvernay scored on their next possession, pulling off an aerial fumble from Ty’Son Williams.
The Chiefs quickly regained the lead as Mahomes threw the first of his three touchdown passes, a 33 yards to Demarcus Robinson before Jackson was picked up for the second time by Mathieu – he did not give up any points .
Baltimore forged a 14-14 tie on a five-yard run from Latavius Murray in the second quarter, but KC would have a 21-17 lead at the break after a two-yard TD from Darrel Williams was called of a Justin Tucker 43- field goal for the hosts.
The game, if it was still possible, climbed yet another level to start the second half. Byron Pringle first landed a 40-yard touchdown with the Chiefs, before Jackson pulled off an incredible play in the next series, throwing to a wide-open Brown while in the air for a 42-yard touchdown. .
Kansas City responded directly, Kelce going through almost the entire Ravens defense for an incredible 46-yard scoop and his own score.
But, after Baltimore kicked in their next possession, the Chiefs missed the opportunity to add to their 11-point lead as Mahomes threw his only interception for the game – and the first of his career in September – at the end of the third quarter.
Jackson then took over in the fourth quarter, leading his team onto the field twice and finding the end zone himself to complete both discs. Then, after Oweh’s forced fumble, it was the QB Baltimore’s race on the 4th and 1st which took a decisive victory.
The Ravens (1-1) travel to Detroit on Sunday to face the winless Lions (0-2), while the Chiefs (1-1) welcome their division rivals, the Los Angeles Chargers (1-1) in a key AFC game. Clash of the West.
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