Ravens lose to Jaguars, 28-27, on TD, 2-point conversion in final seconds to end 4-game winning streak – The Mercury News
Quarterback Trevor Lawrence led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a comeback victory Sunday over the Ravens, responding to a late score with a successful 2-point touchdown and conversion in a dramatic 28-27 victory.
Justin Tucker’s 67-yard field goal attempt failed when time expired, ending the Ravens’ four-game winning streak and sending them tied for the top of the AFC North with the Bengals. (Both teams are 7-4, but the Ravens have the tiebreaker over the Bengals due to their Week 5 win.)
At the end of a 10-play, 75-yard drive, Lawrence found wide receiver Marvin Jones for a 10-yard touchdown with 14 seconds left that cut the Ravens’ lead to 27-26. Rather than settle for an extra point, the attack stayed on the field. Jones found Zay Jones 2 yards out and the Ravens trailed with 14 seconds left.
The all-afternoon wasters Ravens appeared to be in position for a crucial road win after quarterback Lamar Jackson found tight end Josh Oliver for a 12-yard touchdown pass late in the game. fourth quarter.
Jackson, who had struggled with his downfield spending all afternoon at TIAA Bank Field, hit wide receiver DeSean Jackson for a 62-yard completion on second-and-long to power up the Ravens’ decisive drive. Rather than try to run out of time, the Ravens put the ball in Jackson’s hands. He found Oliver, a Jaguars third-round pick in 2019, wide open on a play pass for a touchdown that gave the Ravens a 25-20 lead with just 2:02 left.
Tight end Mark Andrews converted the ensuing 2-point conversion, crossing the goal line on a shovel play, to give the Ravens a seven-point cushion.
Jackson went 16 for 32 for 242 yards and a touchdown, and added 14 carries for a game-high 89 yards. Lawrence was 29 for 37 for 321 yards and three touchdowns.
The teams traded swings in the fourth quarter as if the game were hanging on a pendulum. Handed a short pitch by the backpack of outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, the Ravens capped a 25-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown by running back Gus Edwards, back after missing a month with knee injuries and hamstrings. His second effort was enough to carry him over the goal line and give the Ravens a 19-10 lead.
They did not enjoy the advantage for long. On a 75-yard touchdown, the Jaguars (4-7) converted a fourth-and-8 against a Ravens defense temporarily missing cornerback Marlon Humphrey. Cornerback Marcus Peters, who was closest to coverage on fourth down, also gave up the one-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jamal Agnew.
The Jaguars regained the lead on the next drive with help from the Ravens. Edwards fumbled on their first play of the following drive, and Jacksonville recovered at the Ravens’ 16. The defense held from there, forcing a three-and-out and watching kicker Riley Patterson give the Jaguars a 20-19 lead with a 29-yard field goal.
Throughout the game, the Ravens’ most promising drives had failed before the goal line. They needed just three plays to cover 62 yards on their first possession in the second half, but the slump set in again.
Jackson watched a potential 18-yard touchdown pass to Oliver jump to him twice off his fingertips. With another series of downs to the Jaguars 7, the Ravens lost 1 yard on first down, gained 3 on second and lost 1 on third down. Kicker Justin Tucker came on for his fourth field goal attempt, restoring the Ravens’ 12-10 lead with a 24-yard field goal.
The Ravens also had to settle in the first half. They marched to the Jacksonville 10-yard line on their first possession before a late game penalty knocked them off the schedule. On the offense’s second drive, Jackson missed wide receiver Demarcus Robinson in the back of the end zone on a third attempt. Tucker finished the series with field goals for 27 and 29 yards before connecting from 55 yards late in the second quarter.
The Ravens’ wasteful offense also gave Jacksonville a spark. After Jackson fumbled in midfield on fourth-and-first early in the second quarter, the Jaguars offense finally clicked on. Jacksonville had three plays for at least 12 yards on a four-play touchdown, the last a 28-yard strike from Lawrence to running back JaMycal Hasty. Lawrence appeared to bait Peters out of position with a quick hitch before finding Hasty on the touchline.
The Jaguars took a 10-9 halftime lead after a field goal that burned most of the final five minutes of the second quarter. Lawrence turned to Hasty again on a crucial third-and-three, beating the blitz with a sweeping pass to the wide-open running back, whose 24-yard catch-and-run led Jacksonville to the Ravens’ 6.
This story will be updated.
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