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First off the Field: Ravens 19, Jaguars 17


JACKSONVILLE – They rallied, they fought and they got plenty of opportunities.

What the Jaguars didn't get Sunday was a victory.

Instead, the Baltimore Ravens remained undefeated when kicker Justin Tucker kicked a 54-yard field goal with 1:02 remaining, lifting Baltimore to a 19-17 victory in front of 60,127 at EverBank Field Sunday afternoon.

The Jaguars had a chance to take a 20-16 lead on the series before Tucker's game-winning field goal.

Instead, a blocked field goal by defensive end Brent Urban gave the Ravens possession at the Ravens 43.

Flacco drove the Ravens 20 yards from there.

The Jaguars fell to 0-3 with the loss. The Ravens are 3-0.

The Jaguars, after trailing 10-0 in the first half, rallied to within two points with quarterback Blake Bortles' touchdown passes of three and 11 yards to Robinson in the second and third quarters, respectively.

They also got a break when Ravens returner Devin Hester muffed a fourth-quarter punt by Brad Nortman. Jaguars running back Denard Robinson recovered and Myers' 49-yard field goal four plays later gave the Jaguars a 17-16 lead. That was the Jaguars' first second-half lead this season.

The Jaguars got a huge defensive stop on the next possession when rookie cornerback Jalen Ramsey deflected a pass that free safety Tashaun Gipson intercepted. It was the unrestricted free agent's first interception with the Jaguars and he returned it to the Ravens 31.

Bortles was intercepted by cornerback Tavon Young on the ensuing series, but middle linebacker Paul Posluszny intercepted Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to give the Jaguars possession at the Ravens 29.

Myers' blocked field goal ended the drive that followed Posluszny's interception.

Bortles, after a three-turnover first half a week ago, completed 24 of 37 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions. He threw a first-quarter interception for the third time as many games to start the season.

Flacco completed 29 of 40 passes for 214 yards and no touchdowns with two interceptions. He rushed for a touchdown in the first half, and completed a Ravens record 21 consecutive passes in the first, second and third quarters.

Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson caught seven passes for 54 yards and two touchdowns. They were Robinson's first touchdowns of the season after catching a franchise-record 14 touchdown passes last season.

Flacco's seven-yard scramble gave the Ravens a 7-0 lead with 3:52 remaining in the first quarter. That play capped a 75-yard, eight-play drive that featured three consecutive completions by Flacco that moved the Ravens from their 31 to the Jaguars 21. A 43-yard second-quarter field goal by Justin Tucker pushed the lead 10-0.

The Jaguars showed the first signs of momentum in the second quarter with a sack by defensive tackle Malik Jackson helping to force a punt that Jaguars wide receiver Rashad Greene returned 43 yards to the Ravens 37.

Bortles' three-yard touchdown pass to Robinson trimmed the Ravens lead to 10-7 with 1:55 remaining in the first half. Tucker's 42-yad field goal on the final play of the half made it 13-7, Ravens.

Tucker's 37-yard field goal on the first drive of the second half pushed the Ravens' lead to 16-7.

The Jaguars' offense maintained its late first-half momentum into the second half with Bortles passing 11 yards to Robinson for a touchdown in the corner of the end of zone. Officials initially ruled the play not a touchdown, then reversed it after review. The 11-play, 78-yard drive cut the Ravens lead to 16-14.

Allen Robinson, wide receiver. The Jaguars' Pro Bowl wide receiver came up big when the offense needed it Sunday. His touchdowns of three and 11 yards gave the team a red-zone lift as they rallied from a 10-0 second-quarter deficit.

The Jaguars' offense had some signs of life, but finished with 216 total yards and 14 first downs. The offense also failed to put the game away with opportunities in the fourth quarter.

The Jaguars allowed Baltimore 283 yards and 18 first downs. The defense started with two three and outs and also intercepted Flacco twice. The Jaguars had three takeaways Sunday, with one on special teams.

Myers' 49-yard field goal gave the Jaguars the fourth-quarter lead. Punter Brad Nortman continued to perform well, punting six times for a 38.0-yard average with two punts inside the 20. Greene's first-half return gave the Jaguars momentum.

Otto linebacker Dan Skuta left the game in the first half with a hamstring injury and returned in the second half. Veteran Arthur Brown played in his place. Reserve linebacker Hayes Pullard was ruled out at halftime with an ankle injury.

The Jaguars entered the game without two starting offensive linemen Sunday: center Brandon Linder (knee sprain) and left tackle Kelvin Beachum (concussion). Defensive end Jared Odrick (triceps) also was inactive along with cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring), tight end Ben Koyack (meniscus tear), quarterback Brandon Allen and defensive end Chris Smith.

Tyler Shatley started at center with Chris Reed at left guard and Luke Joeckel at left tackle. Shatley and Reed made their first NFL starts. Joeckel started at left tackle for the Jaguars the past two seasons before starting the first two games of this season at left guard.

Tyson Alualu started for Odrick at strong-side defensive end with Jalen Ramsey starting at corner opposite Davon House.

*Ramsey continued to be active in the secondary even before the key fourth-quarter deflection that led to Gipson's interception. He made several tackles in the open field in the first half and covered Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace deep on a first-quarter incomplete pass.

*Jaguars rookie defensive end Yannick Ngakoue registered his second sack in as many weeks – this one a sack/strip on Flacco on the Ravens' final drive of the first half.

*Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson registered his first sack of the season, tackling Flacco for an eight-yard loss in the second quarter. Jackson signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent this past offseason.

*Wide receiver Marqise Lee caught five passes for 44 yards and wide receiver Allen Hurns caught four passes for 40 yards.

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