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Ravens-Jaguars final score: Baltimore survives scare with 20-12 win

The Jaguars played inspired football on defense and kept the game interesting throughout.

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That was a little too close for comfort on the Ravens side of things.

This was a Jaguars team that didn't offer much on either side of the ball. But give credit where credit is due. The Jaguars were all over the Ravens' running game and wouldn't let Joe Flacco establish much of a rhythm. But in the end, the Ravens found a way and kept their playoff chances in good standing with a 20-12 win over the Jaguars.

It wasn't pretty, but at this stage of the season it doesn't have to me. A win is a win and that's all that matters. The Jaguars pulled out all the stops since their season is pretty much already over. The Jaguars executed an onside kick and a nicely-designed fake punt during the game to try and capture some momentum. But the Ravens' defense wouldn't let the Jaguars capitalize, sacking Blake Bortles eight times.

Though the Jaguars were able to move the ball at times, the Ravens held Jacksonville to four field goals on five attempts.

And when it came to the game's biggest plays, the Ravens made them. After Jacksonville's first possession, safety Darian Stewart blocked a punt and receiver Kamar Aiken scooped it up for a touchdown.

Down 12-10 in the third quarter, tight end Owen Daniels caught a three-yard touchdown which followed a big 29-yard completion from the veteran the play before. From there, it was a matter of the defense hanging on.

Flacco finished 20-30 for 221 yards and a touchdown. Receiver Marlon Brown led the Ravens with five catches for 65 yards.