Lamar Jackson leads Ravens over Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs

Lamar Jackson leads Ravens over Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson cartwheels into the end zone for the winning touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Lamar Jackson led a juggernaut rushing attack and the Kansas City Chiefs committed two costly second-half turnovers to lose to the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.

Jackson ran for 107 yards and two scores in the 36-35 win Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens outgained the Chiefs 251 to 62 in rushing yards and converted more than half of their third-down opportunities.


"I know my team is going to look at me," Jackson told reporters.

"If I'm out there just messing up, they're going to be like, 'What are you doing?' So, I've got to do it for my guys. My guys have my back."

Mahomes threw for 343 yards and three scores. The Chiefs led 35-24 when he threw an interception to Ravens defensive back Tavon Young with 2:09 remaining in the third quarter. The turnover led to 12 unanswered points for the Ravens.

Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire fumbled on the Chiefs' final drive. Jackson completed a fourth-down conversion with a first-down run on the next possession to seal the victory.

"I couldn't be more proud of our guys," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "I've said it before: it's not perfect, it's not pretty, but it is us."


Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu intercepted Jackson on the third snap of the game. He returned the interception 34 yards for a touchdown. The Ravens responded with a six-play, 75-yard touchdown drive.

Running back Ty'Son Williams ran toward the end zone at the end of the possession, but fumbled. Ravens wide receiver Devin Duvernay recovered the fumble and scored on the play.

Mahomes threw a 33-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson on the next drive to give the Chiefs a 14-7 lead.

The Ravens answered with a nine-play, 77-yard drive in the second quarter. Veteran running back Latavius Murray ran for a five-yard touchdown to end that drive.

Chiefs running back Darrell Williams ran for a two-yard score on the next possession. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker answered with a 43-yard field goal to make the score 21-17 at halftime.

The Chiefs opened the third quarter with a 40-yard touchdown toss from Mahomes to wide receiver Byron Pringle. Jackson hit Marquise Brown with a 42-yard touchdown pass on the next drive to cut the Chiefs lead to 28-24.

Mahomes connected with star tight end Travis Kelce for a 46-yard touchdown on the next drive, but the Ravens bounced back with their game-winning rally.


Kelce totaled 109 yards and a score on seven catches. Jackson completed 18 of 26 passes for 239 yards, one score and two interceptions, in addition to his rushing performance.

Brown caught six passes for a game-high 113 yards and a score for the Ravens.

"There are a lot of little things in games like this that [lead] you to get losses like this in the end," Mahomes told reporters.

The Ravens (1-1) face the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit. The Chiefs (1-1) host the Los Angeles Chargers at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

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