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Week 15 Game Report: Ravens 23, Jaguars 7

NFL Week 15 Game Report: Ravens 23, Jaguars 7
NFL Week 15 Game Report: Ravens 23, Jaguars 7

JACKSONVILLE – The lights were on, and the fight was real.

Prime-time energy was there, too.

What wasn't there was a Jaguars victory, with season-long issues of missed opportunities and mistakes factoring heavily in a 23-7 loss to the surging Baltimore Ravens Sunday in front of 68,021 in the Jaguars' first Sunday Night Football appearance in 15 seasons.

"We can't get out of our way," Head Coach Doug Pederson said afterward.

Quarterback Trevor Lawrence lost two fumbles in the game, and Pederson the third-year veteran was evaluated following the game and will be in the NFL's concussion protocol. Lawrence did not speak to the media following the game, with NFL rules not allowing players in the protocol to do so.

The Jaguars squandered four first-half scoring opportunities – with kicker Brandon McManus missing field goals of 50 and 55 yards and Lawrence losing a second-quarter fumble at the Ravens 19.

The Ravens led 10-0 at halftime, with the Jaguars reaching the Ravens four and allowing time to run out at the end of the second quarter.

The Jaguars moved past the Ravens 40 on four consecutive first-half drives without scoring.

"That's the head-scratcher; that's the frustrating part," Pederson said.

Running back Gus Edwards' short touchdown run opened the fourth quarter and pushed a three-point Ravens lead to double digits, with Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker extending the lead with two short field goals midway through the quarter.

The Jaguars (8-6) lost their third consecutive game. They are tied with the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans in the AFC South at 8-6, and remain in first place because of a head-to-head sweep of the Colts and a better division record than the Texans.


"It's hard to win in this league, especially in November and December because everybody's trying to get playoff positioning," said wide receiver Jamal Agnew, whose 65-yard touchdown reception from Lawrence in the third quarter pulled the Jaguars to within three, 10-7. "We have to be a little bit more urgent and a little bit more consistent and just take care of the ball a little bit better."

The Ravens (11-3) won a fourth consecutive game and hold the AFC's best record with three regular-season games remaining.

Lawrence completed 25 of 43 passes for 264 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions. His two lost fumbles were the Jaguars' lone turnovers Sunday.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson completed 14 of 24 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown with one interception. Jackson rushed 12 times for 97 yards.

The Jaguars forced one takeaway, with safety Rayshawn Jenkins intercepting Jackson in the second quarter, and they now have 25 takeaways for the season. They registered three sacks – one by outside linebacker Travon Walker late in the first quarter, one by Jenkins early in the third and one by defensive lineman Adam Gotsis in the fourth – and now have 30 for the season.

"The beautiful part is there's a lot more season left," linebacker Foye Oluokun said. "We'll fight. We'll find a way. We have to keep working to find these wins. It's never easy. It's the NFL. Every team is competitive. We're a competitive team, too.

"We'll get back to what makes us successful and put our best foot forward. We have to keep being positive in the locker room. We have to work to win. We have to know that."


Step by Step:

  • Tucker's 43-yard field goal capped an 11-play, 64-yard drive on the Ravens' first possession and gave them a 3-0 lead with 6:21 remaining in the first quarter; the Ravens drove to the Jaguars 13 without facing third down, but outside linebacker Josh Allen pressured Jackson into an incomplete pass/intentional grounding on third-and-nine from there to force the field goal. McManus missed off the right upright on the ensuing series and the first quarter ended with the Ravens leading 3-0.
  • McManus missed from 55 yards to start the second quarter; the Jaguars trailed 3-0 at that point despite outgaining the Ravens 92-64. The Jaguars midway through the second quarter drove to the Ravens 23, with Lawrence losing a fumble after a four-yard scramble on third-and-17 from there. Jackson's 16-yard pass to tight end Isaiah Likely with 1:12 remaining in the second quarter pushed the Ravens' lead to 10-0.
  • Lawrence found wide receiver Jamal Agnew wide open down the left side line for a 65-yard touchdown on the Jaguars' first series of the third quarter, cutting the Ravens' lead to 10-7 with 7:15 remaining in the third quarter.
  • Edwards' one-yard run on the first play of the fourth quarter capped a five-play, 58-yard drive and gave the Ravens a 17-7 lead. Tucker's 26-yarder pushed the lead to 20-7 with 8:00 remaining and his 34-yarder with 6:05 remaining made it 23-7.


  • Left tackle Walker Little (hamstring) and left guard Ezra Cleveland (knee) started Sunday after being listed as questionable Friday on the final injury report of the week.
  • Other Jaguars players listed as questionable Friday who played Sunday: Agnew (shoulder), cornerback Christian Braswell (hamstring), cornerback Tre Herndon (concussion) and long snapper Ross Matiscik (back).
  • The Jaguars' inactive players Sunday: Safety Andre Cisco (groin), cornerback Tyson Campbell (quadricep), outside linebacker Yasir Abdullah, offensive lineman Chandler Brewer, tight end Brenton Strange (foot) and defensive tackle Angelo Blackson.

Injury Report:

  • Jaguars wide receiver Zay Jones sustained a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.

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