How Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins made 21-point fourth quarter comeback to stun the Ravens and spoil Lamar Jackson's historic performance
How Tua Tagovailoa, Dolphins made 21-point fourth quarter comeback to stun the Ravens and spoil Lamar Jackson's historic performanceBaltimore held a 35-14 lead over Miami and was enjoying a dominant day from quarterback Lamar Jackson. It looked like they would be able to go into cruise control and enjoy an easy victory.
Here’s how the Ravens graded out at each position after a 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Sunday’s Week 4 matchup at M&T Bank Stadium: © Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS NBA star Carmelo Anthony stands with his son Kiyan on the sidelines as the Ravens warm up prior to hosting the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
Lamar Jackson rushed 11 times for 73 yards but threw two interceptions while completing 20 of 29 passes for a season-low 144 yards. Since the season started, he has been fortunate enough to toss up several jump balls that his receivers have won. When the Bills started to crowd the line of scrimmage and bring a lot of blitzes in the second half, Jackson’s production dropped off. His interception in the end zone on fourth-and-goal with 4:15 to play was unacceptable. Devin Duvernay was wide open in the corner of the end zone, but Jackson waited too long and missed him for the potential game-winning touchdown. Grade: C+
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Here’s how the Ravens graded out at each position after a 37-26 win over the New England Patriots in Week 3 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for 107 yards on 11 carries and completed 18 of 29 passes for 218 yards and four touchdowns. During most of the game, he was the team’s entire offense, but he also missed some open receivers and struggled in the second quarter when he stopped stepping into his throws. His touchdown pass to tight end Mark Andrews in the second quarter was underthrown and could easily have been intercepted. On this team, however, he is the difference-maker.
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The Ravens had a good mix with Justice Hill (eight carries for 45 yards) and J.K. Dobbins (13 carries for 41 yards). Hill became more of an outside threat as the game went on and Dobbins was successful inside, especially on cutback runs. The Ravens had 91 rushing yards in the first half but only 71 in the second. If they ran the ball successfully in the second half, they might have kept Buffalo’s offense off the field. Instead, they were outscored 13-0. Hill left the game in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury, and that hurt the rushing attack. Grade: C
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Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is not afraid to be bold and go against the popular consensus with his in-game decisions. But his decision late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills is pretty outrageous, even for him. © Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters With the Ravens and Bills tied, 20-20, with less than four minutes to play and his offense facing a fourth-and-goal from inside the five, Harbaugh elected to keep his future Hall of Fame kicker (Justin Tucker) on the sidelines and go for a touchdown.
© Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun/TNS Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) takes the field for warm-ups prior to the Ravens hosting the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
This group was dominant in the first half as the Ravens mauled the Bills at the line of scrimmage and into the second level. The Ravens were successful running draws and cutbacks, and guards Ben Powers and Kevin Zeitler were effective climbing to the second level and pulling down the line of scrimmage. Rookie left tackle Daniel Faalele had a good effort in the first half run blocking against star outside linebacker Von Miller, but the Bills turned up the pressure in the second half with blitzes and crowded the line of scrimmage. The Ravens allowed two sacks, but one was from Jackson holding onto the ball too long. Grade: C
The combination of rain, cold and wind caused problems for receivers, and maybe no player struggled more than second-year wideout Rashod Bateman, who had three catches for 17 yards but also dropped three passes. Tight end Mark Andrews, the team’s top pass-catcher this season, had only two catches for 15 yards, while Duvernay had four receptions for 51 yards. The Ravens seemed content to throw short. Maybe it was because of the poor weather, but the Bills averaged 11.2 yards per catch compared to 7.2 for the Ravens. Grade: C
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End Justin Madubuike played a strong game, finishing with three tackles and deflecting two passes at the line of scrimmage. Like the rest of the defense, this group wore down in the second half. The frustration could be seen on the face of veteran end Calais Campbell, who spent a lot of time arguing with officials. Against the Bills’ fast-paced offense, the Ravens’ front looked winded in crunch time. Grade: C
Outside linebacker Odafe Oweh had his best game of the season, finishing with a team-high seven tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two quarterback hits. The Ravens started newly signed veteran Jason Pierre-Paul at outside linebacker, which shows how desperate they are at that position. In the second half, inside linebackers Malik Harrison, Patrick Queen and Josh Bynes were slow to react or simply missed a lot of tackles. The Ravens need to upgrade at this position, and fast. Grade: C-
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The Ravens jumped Buffalo receivers and hounded them all over the field in the first half. At times, it seemed as if they were in the Bills’ huddle. Then they disappeared in the second half. This group looked as unorganized as it did in the collapse against Miami two weeks ago. Even safety Marcus Williams can disappear at times, and he has been the best player in the secondary. Marcus Peters continues to make plays and fellow cornerback Marlon Humphrey had an early interception that set up a touchdown, but the Ravens need more cohesion on the back end. Grade: C-
Ravens officially make addition to practice squad on Wednesday, announce update on RB Gus Edwards
The Baltimore Ravens have been shuffling around their roster as they deal with injuries as well as getting players back from previous ailments. They currently sit at 2-2 through four weeks of the 2022 season, and are hoping to pick up an important divisional win…On Wednesday, Baltimore made a couple of roster moves before their practice session. Running back Gus Edwards was designated to return from the physically unable to perform list and practiced, while they also signed wide receiver Bailey Gaither to the practice squad.
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Justin Tucker made field-goal attempts of 42 and 51 yards and it’s a shame the Ravens didn’t trot him out to try a game-winning 19-yard field goal with 4:15 remaining and the score tied at 20. The Ravens did get a 28-yard kickoff return from Duvernay and rookie punter Jordan Stout averaged 50.2 yards on three attempts. The only downside was allowing a 42-yard kickoff return by Isaiah McKenzie early in the first quarter. Grade: B
This was a tale of two halves. Offensive coordinator Greg Roman had the draws, screens and power running game working in the first half but had no answer for Buffalo’s pressure in the second. Defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald shut down Buffalo in the first half when quarterback Josh Allen struggled to hit his receivers but had nothing to slow him down in the second once he found his rhythm. Coach John Harbaugh should have allowed Tucker to attempt the potential game-winning field goal, but he stuck to his aggressive philosophy. It showed he has no faith in his defense, which has been one of the worst in the NFL. Grade: D
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© Marc Ausset Lacroix / Bestimage "Humiliated and lowered": the disturbing confessions of Aurélie Preston in Jeremstar in a video published on the Youtube channel Jeremstar on October 5, Aurélie Preston, a former reality TV candidate, confides in harassment and the trauma she faced. Words recorded before the disturbing messages posted by the young woman on social networks. When the video begins, Aurélie Preston presents herself in front of the camera as a survivor of reality TV.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) heads towards the endzone for the game tying touchdown as the Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium. The Bills won 23-20.
Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) sits on the field after being sacked.The Buffalo Bills defeated the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium 23-20.
Bills quarter back Josh Allen, left, grabs his head in front of Ravens' Del'Shawn Phillips, right, after a sack by Odafe Oweh (not pictured) in the fourth quarter.
Ravens Justice Hill (43) is slow to get up after being pushed out of bounds in the 4th quarter as the Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
Bills Jordan Poyer (21) pushes Ravens Justice Hill (43) out of bounds in the 4th quarter as the Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
Bills Matt Milano (58) tackles Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) after he kept the ball for a first down late in the 4th quarter as the Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium. The Bills won 23-20.
Ravens' Justin Tucker celebrates after his 51-yards field goal against the Bills.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker makes it 17-3 with a field goal in the second quarter as the Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
J.K. Dobbins, Ravens running back, scores as the Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
J.K. Dobbins, Ravens running back, scores against the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins scores against the Buffalo Bills.
Marlon Humphrey celebrates his interception in the first quarter as the Baltimore Ravens host the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens' Marlon Humphrey, right, intercepts a pass intended for Bills' Dawson Knox, from left, who is covered by Ravens' Odafe Oweh in the first quarter.
Ravens Rashod Bateman (7) is greeted by fans as he takes the field for warm-ups prior to the Ravens hosting the Buffalo Bills at M&T Bank Stadium.
Ravens officially make two roster moves on Tuesday .
The Baltimore Ravens travel to the Meadowlands for the second time this season, as they'll take on the New York Giants in Week 6 of the 2022 season. Both teams have been very competitive through the first five weeks, as both come into the week with a winning…On Tuesday, Baltimore announced that they made two roster moves, both involving players on defense. Baltimore safety Marcus Williams was officially placed on injured reserve on Tuesday, one day after head coach John Harbaugh announced that he would be due to a dislocated wrist he suffered in Sunday’s Week 5 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Also, the team waived cornerback after recently signing him to the active roster.