BALTIMORE, Md. – The Jaguars hardly could have had more chances Sunday.
They finally took advantage, and did so in miracle fashion – and in unbelievably wild, improbable fashion as well.
Kicker Jason Myers, who earlier in the game missed from 26 yards, converted a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Jaguars a come-from-behind 22-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in front of 70,837 at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday afternoon.
The game appeared to be lost for the Jaguars until Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil committed a face mask penalty sacking quarterback Blake Bortles on what would have been the game's final play.
The penalty moved the ball to the Ravens 35, giving the Jaguars an untimed down.
Myers' field goal was good on the untimed down.
The Jaguars took a 19-14 lead with 13:01 remaining in the game when Bortles passed 14 yards to wide receiver Allen Robinson. That came after Nick Marshall recovered a muffed punt, the Ravens' fourth turnover of the second half and fourth of the game.
The Ravens retook the lead on the ensuing possession with a 14-yard pass from quarterback Joe Flacco to wide receiver Chris Givens. That gave the Ravens a 20-19 lead with 7:30 remaining in the fourth quarter after the conversion pass failed.
The Jaguars, after trailing 14-10 at halftime, squandered an opportunity to take the lead early in the half and settled for a 45-yard field goal by Myers. That made it 14-13, Ravens, with 14:27 remaining in the third quarter after cornerback Davon House intercepted Flacco to start the half.
The Jaguars forced turnovers on the next two possessions, with House intercepting Flacco at the Jaguars 6 and defensive end Tyson Alualu recovering a fumble at the Jaguars 41. Neither turnover produced points, with Myers missing a 26-yard field goal after Alualu's recovery.
That kept Baltimore's lead at 14-13 at the end of the third quarter.
Bortles completed 22 of 45 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
Flacco completed 34 of 45 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. He completed 21 of 28 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns in the first half.
The Jaguars took an early lead when Bortles passed five yards to Hurns to cap their third drive of the game. Myers' extra point made it 7-0, Jaguars, with 2:29 remaining in the first quarter.
The Jaguars had two three and outs on their first two possessions, but Bortles found Hurns wide open at the goal line to finish an eight-play 65-yard drive. That gave the second-year veteran touchdown receptions in seven consecutive games, extending his franchise record.
The Jaguars' 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter marked the first time this season they had shut an opponent out in the first quarter.
The Ravens tied the game early in the second quarter, taking advantage of the second of two mistakes on back-to-back possessions.
Flacco's 10-yard touchdown pass to tight end Crockett Gilmore made it 7-7 with 11:32 in the second quarter. The touchdown came two plays after Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb intercepted Bortles at the Jaguars 26. Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith nearly intercepted Bortles on the Jaguars' previous series.
A 21-yard field goal by Myers with 3:28 remaining in the half made it 10-7, Jaguars. That field goal capped a 15-play, 77-yard drive that was keyed by a 27-yard pass interference penalty on Smith covering Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson.
Flacco's 21-yard pass to tight end Maxx Williams with 1:11 remaining in the second quarter made it 14-10, Ravens at halftime.
The Ravens held a 223-119 advantage in total yards at that point.
Player of the game
Davon House, Jaguars cornerback.The Jaguars' secondary hadn't registered an interception in the first eight games of the season. House not only broke that streak, he intercepted Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on back-to-back third-quarter possessions. He also had two passes defensed in the first quarter, giving him a career-high 14 through nine games. House's interceptions were the first of four second-half takeaways for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars struggled in a big way early, with Bortles throwing for 72 yards in the first half and the offense as a whole producing 119 first-half yards. The offense responded with a clutch drive for Robinson's touchdown in the second half, but struggled to convert opportunities.
The Jaguars struggled as much defensively early as they did offensively. While the defense allowed just 19 first-half rushing yards, Flacco passed for 204 yards and the Ravens had 223 first-half yards. The Jaguars forced four second-half turnovers.
Kicker Jason Myers converted his first two field goals from 21 and 45 yards, but his 26-yard miss in the third quarter could have been costly. The Jaguars' coverage issues also continued, allowing a 50-yard kickoff return to Raheem Mostert in the first quarter.
Images from the Jaguars Week 10 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
*Defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks sustained an elbow injury in the third quarter and did not return. Running back Bernard Pierce sustained an Achilles injury in pregame warm-ups and did not play.
*Wide receiver Bryan Walters was evaluated for a concussion after a hit in the fourth quarter and did not return, and tight end Nic Jacobs sustained a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.
*Otto linebacker Dan Skuta (groin) was among seven inactives for the Jaguars Sunday. Rookie Thurston Armbrister started in his place. …
*Running back Toby Gerhart, defensive end Chris Smith, defensive tackle Michael Bennett, running back Joe Banyard, center Luke Bowanko and safety James Sample also were inactive for the Jaguars. …
*Wide receivers Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee were active. Both had been questionable on the injury report Friday. …
*Hurns' 5-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter not only extended his franchise record for consecutive games with a touchdown reception to seven, it made him the first NFL player since Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant in 2012 with a streak that long. …