BALTIMORE — In a matchup of star quarterbacks, Josh Allen led the Buffalo Bills to a come-from-behind 23-20 win with a decisive final drive, handing the Ravens another loss after a second straight second-half collapse in Baltimore.
Kicker Tyler Bass’ 21-yard field goal as time expired, the last action of a 12-play, 77-yard drive that ended the game, concluded Buffalo’s 20-0 run inside M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens have now lost five straight at home, a franchise record. Next up is a test against the visiting Cincinnati Bengals, the defending AFC North champions.
With a solid final part, Allen outflanked quarterback Lamar Jackson, the early #1 for NFL Most Significant Player respects. Allen completed 19-for-36 for 213 yards, a score and a capture, as well as 11 conveys for 70 yards. He likewise called for and got a roughing-the-passer punishment on the Bills’ go on drive after a hit by cornerback Brandon Stephens.
Jackson completed 20-for-29 for 144 yards, a score and two pivotal captures, and again drove the group with 11 conveys for 73 yards. The offense battled in general, getting done with 296 yards and 4.6 yards per play.
Fourteen days after the Ravens (2-2) had their home opener demolished by a final quarter breakdown against the Miami Dolphins, they watched the Bills (3-1) become the harassers by and by. Following 20-3 with 3:39 leftover in the subsequent quarter, Bison went on a 17-0 run throughout the following 15 or more minutes. Allen’s 11-yard score run on a bare contraband set things straight, which held until the game’s last minutes.
With wide beneficiary Rashod Bateman battling with drops and an obvious physical issue, and with the Bills generally snuffing out the Ravens’ surging assault, their offense battled after a quick beginning. The Ravens didn’t cross midfield in the second from last quarter, and Jackson had a pass taken out by wellbeing Jordan Poyer after it was redirected high at the line of scrimmage. Punishments were an issue, as well, as the group got done with nine for 70 yards all out.
In any case, late in the final quarter, the Ravens fixed together an adequate number of first downs to get close enough to another lead. A 9-yard culmination to wide recipient Devin Duvernay moved the Ravens to the 1. A convey by J.K. Dobbins knock them back to the 4. After a short third-down scramble by Jackson, the Ravens kept kicker Justin Exhaust on the sideline. They left with nothing after Jackson’s pass to Duvernay, when completely open toward the edge of the end zone, was caught by Poyer once more.
Hours sooner, the Ravens hadn’t required long to go for it. The Bills, who had opened their beyond eight games with a score on their initial drive, began Sunday’s with a close capture. Two plays after cornerback Marcus Peters nearly got a pick, cornerback Marlon Humphrey more than compensated for it.
Allen’s third-down pass was avoided at the line of scrimmage by protective lineman Calais Campbell and afterward slipped off close end Dawson Knox’s mind and into Humphrey’s holding up handle. His return and a Bills punishment set the Ravens up at Bison’s 4-yard line, and Dobbins took a digging tool pass from Jackson for a 1-yard score look two hypes some other time.
After the Bills replied with a field-objective drive, the Ravens required a long time to answer. In any case, toward the finish of a 15-play, 81-yard drive that depleted more than nine minutes off the game clock, Dobbins thundered in for a 4-yard score. He turned into the subsequent player in establishment history to score both a surging and getting score in one quarter, joining Beam Rice in the second quarter against the Holy people in 2010, as per ESPN Details and Data.
The Ravens’ 14-3 lead developed from that point. After external linebacker Odafe Oweh constrained a bumble in Bills an area, the Ravens recuperated and transformed the short field into a 42-yard field objective. After a third-and-1 stop on the Bills’ ensuing drive constrained a three-and-out, the Ravens got into range for Exhaust, who made a 51-yard field objective.
In any case, botched open doors defaced their most memorable half, similarly as dropped balls ruined Bison’s. Jackson toppled tight end Imprint Andrews on an eventual score pass from the get-go in the subsequent quarter, and Andrews had a red-zone get denied on a problematic hostile pass-impedance punishment two plays later. The Ravens needed to make due with Exhaust’s most memorable field objective.
On Bison’s solitary score drive, inside linebacker Patrick Sovereign dropped an eventual interference after a redirected ball fell right to his chest. Allen’s 4-yard pass to wide collector Isaiah McKenzie with nine seconds staying in the main half sliced the Ravens’ lead to 20-10.