Lamar Jackson, Ravens Give Patriots First Loss Of Season With 37-20 Win [VIDEO]
The Patriots were undefeated coming into the matchup but hadn’t been tasked with defeating any imposing teams until they traveled to Baltimore.
Behind Jackson’s elusiveness, an unstoppable running game and a good defensive showing, the Ravens crushed the undefeated and defending Super Bowl champions.
Jackson ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, which caused the sellout crowd at M&T Bank Stadium to serenade him with chants of “MVP” in the game’s final minutes. After sidestepping and slashing past a defense that stacked the box, the quarterback finished with 224 yards of total offense, throwing for 163 yards and rushing for 61. Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards contributed to a rushing attack that totaled 210 yards. The often-maligned Ravens defense never let Tom Brady get comfortable, as he was hit all game while the Ravens forced two turnovers
Jackson is now 12-3 all-time, taking over quarterbacking duties in the middle of last season. This upset has to be the sweetest victory so far, as it marked the downing of the NFL’s most decorated quarterback and coach. It also revealed a defense that is off to a historic start.
The Ravens scored four offensive touchdowns against a New England defense that had allowed four offensive touchdowns in its first eight games. Baltimore scored 37 points against a team that hadn’t allowed more than 14 in a game this season.
This is the Ravens’ first win against the Patriots in seven years. Baltimore’s last victory over New England came in the 2012 AFC Championship Game. This is also the fifth time the Ravens are 6-2 in franchise history. The last time they were 6-2 was 2012, the year they won the Super Bowl.
The 8-1 Patriots head to Philadelphia to face the 5-4 Eagles on Nov. 17. The Ravens head to Cincinnati to face the winless Bengals on Nov. 10.