The Baltimore Ravens hosted the Los Angeles Rams in a cross-country matchup and came out with another loss. It would be the fifth straight loss for the Ravens and really hurt their playoff chances. The final score was 20-19 in favor of Los Angeles.
The game started off well for Baltimore as it was the defense who stuck first for the Ravens. Chuck Clark picked off Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and returned the interception for a 17-yard score to start the scoring in the game. The two teams would go back and forth on empty possessions until late in the second quarter when Ravens kicker Justin Tucker added a 22-yard field goal to give Baltimore a 10 to zero lead. Without starting quarterback Lamar Jackson, Baltimore relied on backup Tyler Huntley once again and much like other weeks, he played decent but just couldn’t get the win.
The Rams would get on the board late in the second quarter when Stafford connected with wide receiver Cooper Kupp for an 18-yard score to cut the lead down to 10 to seven. Baltimore would add another field goal to end the half when Tucker hit a 46-yard field goal to give the Ravens a 13 to seven lead going into halftime. The only score in the third quarter would be another field goal from Tucker, this time another 46-yarder to give Baltimore a 16-7 lead over the Rams.
However, the Rams would respond in the fourth quarter and cut into the lead when running back Sony Michel rushed in for a one-yard score to cut the lead down to only two at 16 to 14. The Ravens would add another Tucker 34-yard field goal with a few minutes left in the fourth quarter to give them a 19 to 14 lead. The Rams would rebound and ultimately win the game as Stafford led them down the field and connected with wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for a seven-yard touchdown to give Los Angeles a 20-19 lead with a minute to go. Huntley and the offense couldn’t muster enough to win the game so Baltimore would fall again in the late minutes of the game.
The loss drops the Ravens to a record of 8-8 and can be described as another disappointing outing. The Ravens will look to claim a winning record when they host rival Pittsburgh Steelers in their final game of the regular season next week. The Ravens hope that they can end this losing streak and finish the year with a win.