Oakland Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens

OAK
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BAL
34
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BAL 31071434

Game Information
Location: M&T Bank Stadium Baltimore, Maryland
Attendance: 70,035

BALTIMORE (AP) Lamar Jackson proved in the first half that he was capable of throwing the football as well as running with it.

After that, the Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback got back to what he does best - much to the delight of his offensive line.

Jackson ran all over the Oakland Raiders, finishing with 71 yards rushing and a touchdown to carry the Ravens past the Oakland Raiders 34-17 on Sunday.

Terrell Suggs returned a fumble 43 yards for a score and Cyrus Jones took a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to help Baltimore (6-5) win a second straight game for the first time since September.

Gus Edwards rushed for 118 yards as part of an effective ground game that enabled Jackson to pass just enough to keep the Raiders off guard - and off the field. Baltimore expanded a three-point halftime lead to 27-17 with two run-heavy touchdown drives that consumed a total of nearly 16 minutes.

"To have those long drives and have the running game going the way it went was probably the key to the game," coach John Harbaugh said. "It was exactly what we talked about at halftime. We felt like we needed to do that. We felt like we could do it. The offensive line was very much in favor of doing that."

With starter Joe Flacco out for a second straight game with an injured right hip, Jackson cut down on his rushing attempts, threw more often and got the same result - a victory.

After carrying 27 times for 117 yards last week in his NFL starting debut, Jackson ran 11 times against Oakland (nine times in the second half) and threw only seven passes after halftime, finishing 14 for 25 for 178 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions.

"Threw two interceptions," Jackson lamented. "One more than last week, so I was a little bit ticked off."

Known primarily for his ability to run, Jackson proved to be a dual threat.

"Just because you can run with the ball, doesn't mean you can't throw," Harbaugh said.

The question now is, if Flacco is healthy next week, who starts against Atlanta?

"I'm not going to get into that for a lot of reasons," Harbaugh said. "If the decision has been made or not, it is not important for anybody to know but us."

Suggs clinched it with 5:55 left, lumbering down the right sideline after Oakland's Derek Carr was sacked by Matthew Judon and lost the ball on a fourth-down play.

"It seemed like it took me forever to get there," said the 36-year-old Suggs, who gripped the ball most of the way with his right hand.

Carr completed 16 of 34 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown but was sacked three times.

The Raiders (2-9) came in with the league's 31st-ranked running defense, and the Ravens exploited that weakness for 242 yards rushing on 43 attempts.

"They didn't make it real complicated," Oakland coach Jon Gruden said. "You have to stop the inside run or you have no chance to stop everything else."

Baltimore opened the third quarter with a 13-play drive that consumed nearly seven minutes and featured 12 running plays, including a 5-yard touchdown by Jackson that made it 20-10.

Carr matched that touchdown by using the opposite approach, passing to Seth Roberts for 44 yards to set up a 16-yard scoring toss to tight end Jared Cook.

Jackson then orchestrated a 17-play march that covered 71 yards and lasted 8 minutes, 53 seconds. On third-and-goal from the 8, Jackson zipped a TD pass to former Oakland star Michael Crabtree .

"They took over the game," Gruden said. "Credit to them."

The Ravens' only touchdown before halftime came on Jones' second-quarter punt return.

Jones tiptoed down the right sideline and went the distance, getting key blocks from Chris Moore and Judon. It was the first career touchdown for Jones, who was released by New England in October.

RARE TURNOVER

Suggs' fumble recovery ended a run of 18 straight quarters without a takeaway for Baltimore, a stretch that began against New Orleans on Oct. 21. The Ravens own a minus-6 turnover differential.

INJURIES

Raiders: Backup DE Jacquies Smith left with an Achilles injury and did not return. ... DT Maurice Hurst left in the third quarter with an undisclosed injury.

Ravens: SS Tony Jefferson twisted his left ankle in the second quarter, returned briefly and left for good. ... RB Alex Collins (foot) was inactive after starting every game this season. ... OL Alex Lewis and G Marshal Yanda both underwent concussion protocol in the second half and were cleared.

UP NEXT

Raiders: Host the Kansas City Chiefs, the first of two meetings between these longtime rivals over the final five weeks.

Ravens: Travel to Atlanta for a matchup against the Falcons (4-7), who have lost three straight.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Ravens
08:45 Doug Martin 1 yd run (Daniel Carlson kick) 7 0
04:28 Justin Tucker 47 yd FG 7 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Ravens
12:45 Cyrus Jones 70 yd punt return (Justin Tucker kick) 7 10
07:11 Justin Tucker 28 yd FG 7 13
02:34 Daniel Carlson 42 yd FG 10 13

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Ravens
08:10 Lamar Jackson 5 yd run (Justin Tucker kick) 10 20
05:09 Jared Cook 16 yd pass from Derek Carr (Daniel Carlson kick) 17 20

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Raiders Ravens
11:16 Michael Crabtree 8 yd pass from Lamar Jackson (Justin Tucker kick) 17 27
05:55 Terrell Suggs 43 yd opp fumble return (Justin Tucker kick) 17 34

Team Stats
  Oakland Baltimore
1st Downs 13 23
Total Yards 249 416
Passing 182 174
Passing Completions/Attempts 16-34 14-25
Yards/Pass 4.9 6.7
Rushing 67 242
Rushing Attempts 19 43
Yards/Rush 3.5 5.6
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Possession 25:48 34:12

Oakland Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Derek Carr 16 34 194 5.7 1 0

Baltimore Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Lamar Jackson 14 25 178 7.1 1 2

Oakland Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Doug Martin 11 51 4.6 1 14
Seth Roberts 1 11 11.0 0 11
DeAndre Washington 3 8 2.7 0 5
Jalen Richard 1 1 1.0 0 1
AJ McCarron 2 -2 -1.0 0 -1
Jordy Nelson 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2

Baltimore Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Gus Edwards 23 118 5.1 0 19
Lamar Jackson 11 71 6.5 1 39
Ty Montgomery 8 51 6.4 0 15
Javorius Allen 1 2 2.0 0 2

Oakland Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Seth Roberts 2 54 27.0 0 44
Lee Smith 2 39 19.5 0 30
Jared Cook 2 32 16.0 1 16
Doug Martin 3 21 7.0 0 9
Marcell Ateman 3 16 5.3 0 11
Jalen Richard 2 15 7.5 0 16
DeAndre Washington 1 9 9.0 0 9
Keon Hatcher 1 8 8.0 0 8
Jordy Nelson 0 0 0.0 0
Johnny Holton 0 0 0.0 0

Baltimore Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Mark Andrews 1 74 74.0 0 74
Hayden Hurst 3 25 8.3 0 11
John Brown 1 25 25.0 0 25
Michael Crabtree 3 21 7.0 1 10
Nick Boyle 2 19 9.5 0 10
Ty Montgomery 3 13 4.3 0 6
Chris Moore 1 1 1.0 0 1

Oakland Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Tahir Whitehead 8 7 0 0
Karl Joseph 7 1 0 0
Rashaan Melvin 4 0 0 0
Nicholas Morrow 3 0 1 4
Jason Cabinda 3 1 0 0
Marcus Gilchrist 3 1 0 0
Frostee Rucker 3 1 0 0
Johnathan Hankins 2 1 0 0
Arden Key 2 1 0 0
Nick Nelson 2 3 0 0
Gareon Conley 1 1 0 0
P.J. Hall 1 0 0 0
Erik Harris 1 0 0 0
Marquel Lee 1 0 0 0
Clinton McDonald 1 0 0 0
Shilique Calhoun 0 1 0 0
Dwayne Harris 0 0 0 0
Maurice Hurst 0 1 0 0
Reggie Nelson 0 0 0 0
Keith Smith 0 0 0 0
Kyle Wilber 0 0 0 0

Baltimore Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
C.J. Mosley 7 1 0 0
Matt Judon 3 2 3 12
Patrick Onwuasor 3 1 0 0
Eric Weddle 3 0 0 0
Brandon Carr 2 0 0 0
Chuck Clark 2 1 0 0
Za'Darius Smith 2 0 0 0
Brent Urban 2 0 0 0
Kenny Young 2 0 0 0
Marlon Humphrey 1 0 0 0
Michael Pierce 1 0 0 0
Jimmy Smith 1 0 0 0
Brandon Williams 1 2 0 0
Chris Wormley 1 0 0 0
Mark Andrews 0 0 0 0
Anthony Averett 0 0 0 0
Tony Jefferson 0 1 0 0
Cyrus Jones 0 1 0 0
Terrell Suggs 0 0 0 0

Oakland Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Marcus Gilchrist 1 0 0
Reggie Nelson 1 0 0

Baltimore Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Oakland Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dwayne Harris 2 44 22.0 0 23

Baltimore Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Chris Moore 2 59 29.5 0 33

Oakland Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dwayne Harris 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3

Baltimore Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Cyrus Jones 4 79 19.8 1 70

Oakland Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Daniel Carlson 1 1 100.0 42

Baltimore Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Justin Tucker 2 2 100.0 47

Oakland Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Johnny Townsend 6 268 52

Baltimore Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Sam Koch 2 94 56