Heading into this week’s version of “Sunday Night time Soccer,” Lamar Jackson had by no means crushed the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. In three video games towards a fellow AFC energy, the Ravens quarterback had accomplished simply 50 of 89 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns, whereas additionally taking 9 sacks. He’d had extra success as a rusher (31 carries for 196 yards) however his staff nonetheless fell brief in losses by three, 5, and 14 factors.
That each one modified on Sunday evening because the Ravens staged an exhilarating comeback and defeated the Chiefs by a last rating of 36-35, securing each Jackson’s first win towards Patrick Mahomes and the staff’s first win of the season. “It feels good to get the monkey off our again,” Jackson stated after the sport, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
Jackson himself clearly performed an enormous function within the comeback, throwing a landing move to Marquise Brown and operating for 2 extra scores. These touchdowns helped his staff overcome his two interceptions (every by Tyrann Mathieu), the primary of which was a pick-six on the opening drive of the sport.
After all, Jackson additionally made the game-sealing play. With the Ravens going through fourth-and-1 from their very own 43-yard line with 1:05 on the clock and Kansas Metropolis out of timeouts, Ravens coach John Harbaugh requested Jackson if he needed to go for it on fourth down.
“I knew he was gonna say, ‘Sure,'” Harbaugh stated. And that is precisely what Jackson did.
Then, he picked up 2 yards, secured a primary down, and ended the sport proper then and there. The Ravens evened their report at 1-1 and thrust themselves proper again into the image amongst AFC contenders after a disappointing Week 1 loss to the Raiders.
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