Ravens bounce back with 31-17 win

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The Ravens suffered their first loss of the season against the Chiefs last Monday night, but there’s no losing streak in Baltimore.

Lamar Jackson threw two touchdowns to tight end Mark Andrews and set a career-high with a 50-yard touchdown run in a 31-17 win over the Washington Football Team. The victory gives the Ravens a 3-1 record on the season with a visit from the Bengals on tap in Week Five.

Jackson’s final snap of the game came with just over six minutes left in the game. He hit Willie Snead for 10 yards on a third-and-11 and it looked like the Ravens might keep the offense on the field for a moment before opting to let Justin Tucker kick a field goal. Robert Griffin III came in to run out the clock, but wound up throwing an interception that allowed Washington to tack on a late touchdown.

An onside kick was recovered by Baltimore, however, and the second attempt to run out the clock was more successful.

The offense had some highlights, but Washington’s defense was able to keep them from running away with the game. The offense wasn’t able to find enough things that worked to close the gap. A silver lining is that Dwayne Haskins finished the game 32-of-45 for 314 yards.

While a good chunk of the yards came with the Ravens up by a comfortable margin, he showed a good connection with Terry McLaurin and likely showed head coach Ron Rivera that he’s not closing in on the “cutoff point” that Rivera mentioned last week.

11 responses to “Ravens bounce back with 31-17 win

  1. Ravens fans can stop panicking. But, this game was harder than the score indicated and it should not have been as the Skins are awful.
    Lamar played better than he did versus the Chiefs, but he was average. Less than 200 yards passing again, 1 pick and there could easily have been two more. Sure, 2 TD passes but let’s move away from the stats and look at the qualitative body of work. He has more than proven he can hit Andrews and Brown when they are wide open– which contribute the bulk of his passing yards, and always have. He simply cannot hit the side of a barn when he has to throw balls outside the hashes or to tightly-covered receivers. He missed many easy passes.
    What is going to happen once teams double-team Andrews? This is similar to Carr with Darren Waller. Andrews is their clear offensive MVP and often bailing out Lamar by catching poorly thrown balls because he is quite an athletic TE.

  2. No coverage….. No pass rush…….. The Ravens are great at making teams one dimensional but, teams don’t care. When you can’t cover and have no pass rush, 3rd-10 is nothing. Exposed much?? Teams are making these games closer than they need to be.. I mean C’mon, Haskins??? 32-45 for 315yds!!!! Thank God that wasn’t Big Ben!!!!

  3. Everyone focuses on the QB on bad teams. Face it, Washington, NYG, Eagles and Dallas just lack talent. Bet if you get some actual skill players on these teams and stop bellyaching about the quarterback, te division might win more than a collective 2 games.

  4. Lame is being exposed as being a running back who throws. He was not good in this game despite the score. For a clown who says he doesn’t like running, he voluntarily do so at a rate that proves he is a running back and not a mobile QB.

    What is even more shocking is how bad the Washington clown is. He gets garbage yards like the Great Gimmick used to, but Haskins-Robbins has no impact ever on any game he plays in a positive way. He is simply awful.

  5. So they beat a bad washington team props to them. After what I and everyone else seen last Monday night how can you take them seriously?

  6. Ravens offense looks a bit disjointed, yet they’re 3-1. Lamar missed plenty of throws today, but still won pretty easily. Gotta clean it up. Keep hating on Lamar for absolutely no reason.

  7. Lamar looked awful early on. This has to stop. He must come out crisp and clean not get warmed up in the game. If we get behind early to a good team, we already shown we can’t recover. The icing ont he cake was when Harbaugh pulled him in the 4th quarter. Are you serious? Lamar needs all the reps he can get. SMH.

  8. LacesoutDan says:
    October 4, 2020 at 6:25 pm
    No coverage….. No pass rush…….. The Ravens are great at making teams one dimensional but, teams don’t care. When you can’t cover and have no pass rush, 3rd-10 is nothing. Exposed much?? Teams are making these games closer than they need to be.. I mean C’mon, Haskins??? 32-45 for 315yds!!!! Thank God that wasn’t Big Ben!!!!
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    Making games closer than they need to be? The spread was 14 and the Ravens won by 14. If it wasn’t for a garbage time pick thrown by RG3 it would have been 31-10. And if was Big Ben? I guess you’ve never watched a Steelers – Ravens game.

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