Ravens Can't Rally Late, Drop Third Straight Game

Ravens Can't Rally Late, Drop Third Straight Game

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Ravens Can't Rally Late, Drop Third Straight Game

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The Baltimore Ravens hosted the Green Bay Packers in a matchup of division leaders and came out with a third straight loss. The final score was 31-30.

Quarterback Lamar Jackson was out all week in practice and did indeed miss the game. Backup Tyler Huntley took his place for his second career start and played well but came up just short of the victory. He and the Ravens struck first with a eight-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mark Andrews to open the scoring for Baltimore. Going into the second quarter, the Ravens led seven to zero but Green Bay finally struck with a two-yard rushing touchdown from running back AJ Dillon to tie the game at seven.

Later in the second quarter, Andrews would find the endzone again, this time for a nine-yard score from Huntley to give the Ravens a 14 to seven lead. With little time left in the second quarter, the Packers would tie the game at 14 with a Davante Adams touchdown pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers for a three-yard score. Going into halftime, the Ravens had to feel good about their chances in the game going up against a tough Packers team and being tied with them despite missing their star quarterback in Jackson.

It would be the Packers to strike first in the second half when running back Aaron Jones caught a nine-yard pass from Rodgers to give the Packers a 21-14 lead over Baltimore. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker would cut into the lead with a 38-yard field goal to make the game 21-17. This would be the final score of the third quarter and Baltimore would need another come from behind win to keep their division lead. To open the scoring in the fourth quarter, Rodgers threw a 11-yard pass to wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling for the score to give Green Bay a 28 to 17 lead. Packers’ kicker Mason Crosby added to the Green Bay lead with a 29-yard field goal to give them a 31-17 lead with under 10 minutes to play in the game.

However, the Ravens wouldn’t quit as Huntley lead two scoring drives to get them right back into the game. The first one was a three-yard rush to cut the lead down to 31 to 24. Then with under a minute remaining, Huntley rushed in for another eight-yard score to cut the lead down to 31-30 and just an extra point away from tying the game up. However, the Ravens would be bold and go for the two-point conversion to win the game but ultimately failed to convert and were forced to kick the ball back to Green Bay. They attempted the onside kick but the hands team for the Packers were on it and recovered the ball to give Green Bay the win.

The Ravens record now sits at 8-6 and with the loss, are no longer sitting in first place of the division. They will look to break this losing streak next week when they take on the rival Cincinnati Bengals on the road.

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