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Jaguars – Ravens (28-27): Trevor Lawrence and Zay Jones cross Baltimore


The game started half an hour later due to weather, but ended in a bang for the Jags.

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-7) – Baltimore Ravens (7-4): 28-27

When Jaguars coach Doug Pederson was still in Philadelphia, he didn’t hesitate to try to make two-point conversions at key moments in the game, even at the risk of losing. Of course, he didn’t change in Jacksonville. This Sunday in Florida, when the Jags trailed with 26-27 seconds left, he trusted his young quarterback Trevor Lawrence (29/37 passing, 321 YDS, 3 TD, 1 fumble lost) to finally give his people the win did against Baltimore. Back to the film of an encounter with multiple twists.

La surprise Hasty

Even though the Ravens approach this game in Jacksonville riding a four-game winning streak, the offense led by Lamar Jackson (16/32, 254 YDS, 1 TD, 1 fumble lost, 89 YDS on the ground) is currently struggling to find its explosiveness from the start of the season. New evidence in the first half, where Baltimore certainly advances well on the ground behind Jackson and Gus Edwards (16 rushes, 52 YDS, 1 TD, 1 fumble lost), but fails twice in the red zone. Generally sluggish in terms of offensive execution, the Ravens also lose a ball on fourth down, and have no choice but to rely on their kicker Justin Tucker, who has a string of field goals (3/3 ) despite efforts to distract the Jags. charm.

On the other side of the ball, the Jaguars can count on an eager Trevor Lawrence, a very long-legged Zay Jones (11 REC, 145 YDS) and the surprise JaMycal Hasty (28 YDS on the ground, 67 on the reception, 1 TD ). The latter compensates well for the outing on injury of quarterback Travis Etienne Jr., who registers the only touchdown of the first period on a reception from 28 yards. This is also illustrated shortly before halftime by another big reception that opens the door to a field goal. 10-9 for Jacksonville on the way back to the locker room.

Here comes DeSean Jackson again

The third quarter looks like the first two for the Baltimore offense, always with this inability to close in the opposing red zone. The difference is that opposite Jacksonville is standing still this time. As the Ravens regained the 10-12 advantage on another field goal from Tucker, the Jaguars chained punts, punts and especially fumbles after a sack on Trevor Lawrence. The sanction is immediate as the visitors finally reach the end zone on the ensuing drive thanks to running back Gus Edwards.

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Leading 10-19 in the final quarter, the Jaguars have no choice but to take risks to hope to come back. So they try it on a 4th and 8, and it pays off as the action turns into a 27-yard reception from Zay Jones. This big play gives a real boost to the group to Lawrence, who is trailing by a touchdown from receiver Jamal Agnew (5 REC, 37 YDS, 1 TD). The game then switches right to Jacksonville’s advantage after a Gus Edwards fumble, allowing Floridians to take a 20-19 lead on a field goal.

The Ravens suddenly find themselves with their backs against the wall. Do they have the resources to bounce back? The answer is yes, and the burst of pride comes from a certain DeSean Jackson. Despite his 35 years, the veteran receiver can still fly, hauling in a 62-yard reception to revive an offense that was in real trouble. And in the back, it’s a former Jaguar who restores the advantage to Baltimore, namely tight end Josh Oliver (4 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD) who finds the end zone on a pass from Lamar Jackson (20-27 after a two-point conversion). ).

Ending in apotheosis for Trevor Lawrence

There are then two minutes left to play. This is the moment Trevor Lawrence chose to remind everyone why he was drafted in the first position in 2021. The quarterback leads a magnificent 10-play, 75-yard drive (with a 3rd-and-21 in the lot) by chaining the big plays with his receivers: Christian Kirk (4 REC, 46 YDS) comes out of his box, Zay Jones continues to wreak havoc, and Marvin Jones Jr. rips a magnificent touchdown out of the nose and beard of Marcus Peters. Jags coach Doug Pederson then opts for the two-point conversion for the win, a choice that pays off as Lawrence and Zay Jones find themselves again. 28-27, the score would not budge despite a last-ditch effort by Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker.

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