Cam Newton threw a landing go and ran for every other ranking and the New England Patriots fought thru rain and wind to carry off the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 on Sunday night time.
Damien Harris ran for a career-high 121 yards to lend a hand the Patriots win consecutive video games for the primary time this season. Newton used to be 13 of 17 for 118 yards. His landing go, on a brief sprint-out to Rex Burkhead within the first quarter, used to be his since first since Week three — a span of 4 video games.
The Ravens’ highway profitable streak ended at 10. Baltimore is Zero-6 within the common season in New England.
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Lamar Jackson used to be 24 of 34 for 249 yards and two touchdowns for the Ravens. New England bottled him up at the floor for many of the sport, restricting him to simply 11 rushes for 55 yards.
Down 23-17, Baltimore had a possibility to take the lead with 7:09 left within the fourth quarter. However the ownership temporarily fell aside after an errant snap by means of heart Matt Skura led to a 16-yard loss.
The Patriots were given the ball again and had been ready to select up sufficient first downs to run down the clock to simply over a minute to play earlier than placing the ball again.
As rain and wind pelted the sphere, the Ravens began the pressure with a penalty, pushing them again to their very own nine. Going through fourth-and-26 at the 21, Jackson had J.Okay. Dobbins open alongside the sideline, however Dobbins bobbled the ball for an incompletion and turnover on downs.
The loss got here with further prices for Baltimore, which may also be with out one in every of its best possible blockers for the foreseeable long term after tight finish Nick Boyle used to be carted off the sphere with 6:24 left within the 3rd quarter. The group stated he suffered a knee harm when he had his left pinned beneath him whilst being tackled by means of Terez Corridor following a Four-yard reception.
With rain being blown sideways around the box because of a power 15 mph wind that gusted upper than that, each quarterbacks threw sparingly early on. The passes they did strive had been steadily not more than 15-yard quick-outs or shorter dump-offs.
Lots of the exceptions had been by means of the Patriots.
They used some trickery simply earlier than halftime to take a 13-10 lead. Going through second-and-6 at the Ravens 24, Newton threw what looked to be a large receiver display to Jakobi Meyers. However Meyers pivoted and lofted a go to a wide-open Rex Burkhead for a landing.
New England saved issues happening its opening pressure of the 3rd quarter.
First, Harris broke a 25-yard run to get into Ravens territory. That used to be adopted by means of Newton connecting with Meyers on a 26-yard go that still integrated an useless roughness name on cornerback Marcus Peters for successful out of bounds. Newton ran it in at the subsequent play from Four yards out to make it 20-10.
The decreased quantity of passes downfield by means of the Ravens within the first part took one of the most force off New England’s secondary, which performed with out megastar cornerback Stephon Gilmore for 3rd consecutive sport as he continues to take care of a knee factor.
Ravens: DT Brandon Williams left with an ankle harm didn’t go back. … CB Terrell Bonds wanted lend a hand getting off the sphere within the 3rd quarter after struggling a knee harm.
As a result of the inclement stipulations, each groups relied most commonly on working the ball within the first length. Of the 27 performs within the quarter, 17 had been working performs. The outcome used to be a length that lasted simply 28 mins.
Patriots cornerback J.C. Jackson’s interception within the final seconds of the second one quarter used to be his 6th select of the season. He now has an interception in 5 instantly video games, a brand new franchise file.
Ravens: Host Tennessee subsequent Sunday.
Patriots: At Houston subsequent Sunday.