CLEVELAND – Lamar Jackson left the locker room, saved the game and it could be Baltimore season.
After being sidelined with a numbness, Jackson threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Brown, and then Justin Tucker’s 55-yard field goal with two seconds left for the Ravens to win 47-42 over Cleveland. The Browns who helped them stay in the playoffs.
Monday night game drops with endless play and playoff intensity with amazing twists.
Tucker, who scored 70 straight field goals within 40 yards before missing last week, had a long way on his kick to give the Ravens (8-5) the much-needed victory.
It was a gut punch to the Browns (9-4) who took the lead from a 14 – point deficit when Jackson was out.
“I didn’t pull Paul Pierce. I’m numb.” – Lj_era8
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– SportsNet (PortsNet) December 15, 2020
The Browns had one last chance after the Tucker kick, but a series of sides on the final game ended with a defense, which affected gamblers across the country. The Ravens had three favorites in the starting line.
The first two running teams of the NFL combined for nine running touchdowns, setting a league record in 1922.
Jackson, who has surpassed the COVID-19 outbreak and several schedule changes so far in 2020, ran for two touchdowns while rescuing his teammates.
With the Ravens 42-35, Jacker returned from the locker after a backup quarterback, with Trace McSorley slipping on a slick First Energy Stadium field and injuring his leg.
On the fourth and 5th, Jackson calmly went to his right and found a wide-open brown in the middle of the field and he easily overtook the Cleveland defenders for TD.
But Baker Mayfield cannot be ruled out. He drove the Browns 75 yards, leaving Kareem Hunt 1:04 for a 22-yard TD pass.
Jackson then showed why he was a superstar.
The current NFL MVP completed two straight passes to finish off Mark Andrews for 28 yards and moved the Ravens into the range for Tucker, one of the most accurate kickers in league history.
Mayfield moved the expensive interception and brought the Browns back, ripping La Jackson out of his pocket and scoring 6:33 in the remaining run.
Cleveland looked like a different team – like a playoff team.
Jackson is playing his second game since returning from the COVID-19 list. Before the Ravens took a 34-20 lead in the third quarter, he ran for 124 yards and two TDs.
Injured Browns Cornback Greedy Williams revealed on Twitter that he has been suffering from axillary nerve damage in his shoulder since being injured in training camp. He has not played this season.
Denzel Ward, who missed his third consecutive game with a calf injury, counted on Cleveland Williams to manage the opposite cornerback spot.
Ravens: CB Jimmy Smith exited in the second half with a shoulder injury. … CB Marcus Peters departed with a calf injury in the fourth quarter.
Browns: Defensive star Miles Garrett missed a game in the first half with an elbow injury. … Rookie LT Jedrick Wills went away shortly after with a toe injury in the third quarter, but came back.
Ravens: Host the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-12) on December 20th.
Browns: Make the first of two consecutive weekend visits to the New York area and play the Giants on December 20th. Cleveland will visit the undefeated Jets on December 27.
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