NFL Week 8: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Recap

NFL Week 8: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Recap

The Baltimore Ravens lastly have a successful streak. Lamar Jackson for 238 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns, and the Ravens rallied Thursday evening for a 27-22 win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, giving Baltimore consecutive victories for the primary time this season.

Brady, then again, finds himself driving a three-game skid for the primary time since 2002  the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion’s first yr as a full-time starter for the New England Patriots.

Jackson accomplished all eight of his passes after halftime, and the Ravens (5-3) completed with 231 yards after solely operating the ball seven instances within the first two quarters.

“I feel like we’re very shut,” Jackson mentioned when requested if he feels the Baltimore offense is transferring nearer to hitting on all cylinders.

“We’re proper there, however, there’s nonetheless room for enhancement within the little errors we’re nonetheless making on the market,” the Ravens quarterback added. “We modify these and I feel the sky is the restrict.”

The Bucs (3-5) misplaced for the fifth time in six games following a 2-0 beginning.

“We simply did not play properly sufficient to win,” mentioned Brady, who prevented going a second straight sport with no landing cross by tossing an 8-yarder to Julio Jones within the closing minute.

“Till you win ball games persistently, and play 4 quarters persistently, it will be darkish,” Bucs coach Todd Bowles mentioned. “That does not imply we will not get out of it. We simply have a variety of work to do, as coaches and as gamers.”

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Jackson beat the 45-year-old Brady for the second time in as many professional conferences, directing TD drives of 77, 80, and 85 yards after Baltimore sputtered early and trailed 10-3 at halftime.

The Ravens (5-3) ran for all however 27 of its 231 yards dashing within the second half, whereas Jackson completed 27 of 38 passes without an interception, together with TD throws of 5 yards to Kenyon Drake and 10 yards to Isaiah Possible within the third quarter.

Baltimore scored on its first 4 possessions after halftime, with Justin Tucker booting a 30-yard area objective to make it 27-16 with somewhat over two minutes remaining.

Brady threw his TD cross to Jones with 49 seconds remaining, ending 26 of 44 for 325 yards without an interception. He was sacked thrice.

Leonard Fournette scored on a 1-yard run, and Mike Evans had six receptions for 123 yards for the Bucs.

Fournette’s TD was the primary the Bucs have scored within the opening quarter this season. Brady spoke earlier in the week about how useful it may be to play with a lead, nonetheless, the offense did little to construct on the early benefit after Ryan Succop’s 31-yard area objective made it 10-3.

The Ravens, in the meantime, wasted a pair of alternatives to take management early, settling for a 22-yard area objective after recovering a fumble on the Bucs’ 6 on a punt return and coming away with no factors when Jackson threw incomplete into the finish zone on 4th-and-3 from the Tampa Bay 10 late within the second quarter.

One other likelihood to chop into their 10-3 deficit was thwarted when Tucker’s 61-yard area objective try was deflected on the line as time expired within the half.

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