After a shaky start, the Ravens rode Lamar Jackson and Gus Edwards Jr. in the second half to pull away and improve to 6-5 with a victory over the Raiders. Baltimore outscored Oakland 21-7 in the final two quarters and held the Raiders scoreless in the fourth.
Lamar Jackson has given the offensive a spark and provided several highlight plays of his own, but the defense also came up big on Sunday. Check out all the top plays from Week 12 and vote your favorite below!
Cyrus Jones 70-yard punt return touchdown: Baltimore has lacked much of a spark in the return game this season, and Cyrus Jones finally provided it on Sunday. Jones, who grew up in Baltimore, scored the Ravens first special teams touchdown of the season with an impressive 70-yard punt return. Jones did a nice job following his blockers before running untouched up the sideline. His return gave the Ravens their first lead of the game early in the second quarter.
Mark Andrews 74-yard reception: Andrews was only targeted once against Oakland, but he was responsible for the Ravens biggest offensive play of the game. The rookie tight end made a beautiful “swim move” to elude a defender and get open along the sideline. Jackson threw an accurate, well-placed ball to hit Andrews in stride. Andrews was eventually tackled at the five-yard line, but his 74-yard reception set up a field goal to give the Ravens a 13-7 lead.
Lamar Jackson 5-yard rushing touchdown: Jackson scored the Ravens first offensive touchdown of the day, fooling the Raiders defense on a play action rollout and running untouched into the endzone. It was Jackson’s second career rushing touchdown and the first of his two scores on the afternoon. It capped off an impressive 13-play, 75-yard drive on Baltimore’s first possession in the second half.
Michael Crabtree 8-yard touchdown reception: “King Crab” came up big against his former team, finding the endzone for just the third time this season. Crabtree took advantage of soft coverage from the Raiders and took a laser pass from Lamar Jackson across the goal line. It was a much-needed play for the Ravens and Crabtree, who had not scored since Week 6 against the Titans. It was also Jackson’s second career passing touchdown and expanded the Ravens lead to 10 points.
Terrell Suggs 43-yard fumble return touchdown: Terrell Suggs turned back the clock and gave us a vintage “T-Sizzle” moment in the fourth quarter. The future Hall of Famer recovered a Derek Carr fumble, courtesy of Matt Judon, and took off for a 43-yard touchdown return. Suggs somehow managed to outrun several Oakland players, including wide receiver Marcell Ateman. The miraculous play thwarted any chance of a Raiders comeback and capped off a dominant defensive showing in the fourth quarter.
Lamar Jackson 39-yard rush: Jackson put the finishing touches on the Ravens victory. On a 3rd & 1 with just over two minutes remaining, Jackson broke loose up the right side of the field for a 39-yard rush. It was Baltimore’s longest rushing play of the game and the longest rush of Jackson’s career thus far. Jackson cramped up towards the end of the play, but walked it off and finished the game under center. It gave Jackson 71 rushing yards for the game on just 11 carries.
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Cyrus Jones 70-yard punt return touchdown
Lamar Jackson 5-yard rushing touchdown
Mark Andrews 74-yard reception
Michael Crabtree 8-yard touchdown reception
Terrell Suggs 43-yard fumble return touchdown
Lamar Jackson 39-yard rush