A back-and-forth game created a crucial defense and the Ravens managed to claim their first win of the season.
Baltimore led the Chiefs by one point, less than two minutes behind, and appeared to be in a poor position. Kansas City had the ball within the Ravens’ 40 and still had all three time outs. The Chiefs only had to stay in position to score a game-winning field goal, which seemed inevitable given their late game experience from the past three seasons.
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But Raven’s outside linebacker Odafe Oweh snuck into the “B” gap on a rushing attempt from Clyde Edwards-Helaire, knocked the ball loose, then recovered it, leaving Baltimore 1:20 possession remaining. After a 1-yard rush from quarterback Lamar Jackson to fourth and 1: the Ravens got away with a 36-35 win at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday night.
Kansas City split their first two games of the season for the first time since 2016, while Baltimore avoided their first 0-2 start since 2016.
The Ravens were empowered by an incredible rushing performance: 251 yards and three touchdowns between five different runners. Jackson led the group with 16 carries for 107 yards and two scores. He also completed 18 of 26 passes for 239 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
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The ground game helped Baltimore overcome an electric pass attempt by Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City who threw 343 yards at nine different targets. In the second half, however, the Chiefs gambled away an 11-point lead. Mahomes threw an interception in the third quarter and Kansas City didn’t score in the fourth quarter.
It was Mahomes’ first interception in September of his career. Previously, he threw 37 touchdowns without a pick.
The Chiefs will return home next Sunday to battle the Chargers while the Ravens battle the Lions.
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This is how Sporting News sums up Sunday’s game.
Chiefs vs. Ravens Score
Chiefs vs. Ravens Live Updates, Highlights from “Sunday Night Football”
(All times east)
Final: Baltimore 36, Kansas City 35
11:21 pm: Jackson first downs fourth-and-one and Baltimore will hold out for a while 36-35 victory over the Chiefs after wiping an 11 point deficit in the second half.
11:18 pm: FUMBLE. With Kansas City within reach for a field goal and possession of the ball on all three timeouts, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire fiddled with the Ravens’ 32-yard line and gave Baltimore the lead back by a margin.
11:08 pm: Jackson kept football on a read, scoring a one-yard touchdown. He has up to 103 rushing yards in 22 attempts with two touchdowns. Baltimore now leads 36-35 with 3:14 to go in the fourth quarter after failing a two-point conversion.
10:54 p.m .: Raven cornerback Anthony Averett recorded a crucial pass resolution against Chief’s wide receiver Tyreek Hill in 3rd and 9th place, giving Baltimore the ball back at its 36-yard line with 11:23 remaining.
10:45 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE. Jackson rushed to a two-yard touchdown and cut the Ravens’ deficit down 35-30 with 14:13 in the fourth quarter. Baltimore converted a two-point attempt for Brown, who was called back after an inadmissible man downfield penalty against offensive guard Kevin Zeitler. Jackson’s subsequent pass was intercepted.
10:37 p.m .: INTERCEPT. Baltimore cornerback Tavon Young picks up Mahomes to give the Ravens the soccer ball at their 44-yard line. This was Mahomes’ first interception of the season.
10:21 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY. Mahomes threw a short pass at Travis Kelce that resulted in a 46-yard score. Kelce is now the Chiefs’ lead receiver with five receptions for 89 yards and one score. Mahomes has up to 283 yards with three touchdowns while completing 18 of 23 passes. After his six-play, 75-yard drive over a span of 2:40, Kansas City leads 35-24 with 6:50 remaining in the third quarter.
10:12 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE. Jackson found Brown for a 42-yard score, his first of the game. Brown now has up to six receptions for 113 yards. It was a 75-yard, four-game drive for the Ravens chasing the Chiefs 28-24 with 9:30 in the third quarter.
The game came from a jump pass from Jackson, who completed 14 of 20 passes for 195 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.
10:05 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY. Mahomes located Chief’s wide receiver Byron Pringle for a 40-yard touchdown pass. Pringle is the ninth Kansas City recipient to intercept a pass in the game. His score topped a 74-yard drive with five games for the Chiefs who now run 28-17 .
Pringle seemed to imitate Lewis’ famous dance after the piece.
10:01 pm: NBC’s Michelle Tafoya said Elliott will be out with a concussion for the remainder of the game.
Halftime: Kansas City leads Baltimore, 21-14.
The Ravens have more yards than the Chiefs (271-214), although Kansas City is leading at halftime thanks to two interceptions from Mathieu and his passing offensive. Mahomes has completed 13 of 17 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown. Baltimore has 165 rushing yards, led by Jackson with 55 on five carries.
9:40 pm: Raven’s Safety DeShon Elliott is being screened for a concussion, according to a social media statement from the team. He left the field after being examined under Baltimore’s medical tent.
9:34 pm: TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY. Chiefs running back Darrel Williams scores in the two-yard rush. Kansas City had 15 of its 35 yards on that drive, which comprised 67 yards over seven games in a 2:30 range. The Chiefs are now leading 21-14.
9:23 pm: TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE. Murray scores in the five-yard rush. Baltimore made a 72-yard drive with nine games over a period of 5:31 The game was tied at 14.
9:16 pm: With 8:52 remaining in the second quarter, Kansas City still leads Baltimore, 14-7. The Ravens have more yards than the Chiefs (153-147), with 122 coming to the ground. Mahomes completed 9-of-13 passes for 127 yards and a touchdown. Jackson made 5-of-9 passes for 51 yards and two interceptions. Mathieu recorded each of these picks and hit a total of 48 yards on his returns with a touchdown.
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First Quarter: Kansas City 14, Baltimore 7
9:03 pm: Mathieu was seen receiving oxygen on the Kansas City sideline after his second interception. He didn’t play Cleveland in Week 1 after recovering from COVID-19.
8:52 pm: INTERCEPT. Mathieu records his second pick of the game on Jackson, who sought Brown with an approximately 28-yard pass into the end zone. Kansas City will take over at its 14-yard line with 1:13 remainder in the first quarter. Tour 14-7. <
8:42 pm: TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY. Mahomes found wide receiver Demarcus Robinson for a 33 yard score. It was a 92-yard, eight-game drive for Kansas City over a 4:31 range that included a third-down-conversion (third-and-2). The Chiefs now lead the Ravens, 14-7.
8:32 p.m .: TOUCHDOWN BALTIMORE. Raven’s running back Ty’Son Williams stormed nine meters to the goal line and fumbled in front of Baltimore’s wide receiver Devin Duvernay, who grabbed the ball in the air and hit it. It was a six-play, 75-yard drive for Baltimore over a range of 3:37. The game is now tied at seven.
8:26 pm: TOUCHDOWN KANSAS CITY. Chiefs Safety Tyrant Mathieu intercepted Jackson for a 34-yard return touchdown. The pass was for former chief wide receiver Sammy Watkins. A game came after Jackson overturned a long touchdown for Marquise Brown.
8:23 p.m.: Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis is in attendance for Sunday’s game.
8:19 pm: Kansas City won the litter and decided to postpone it.
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‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||the 9th of September||Tampa Bay 31, Dallas 29|
|1||12th September||Los Angeles Rams 34, Chicago 14|
|2||September 19th||Baltimore 36, Kansas City 35|
|3||September 26th||Green Bay in San Francisco|
|4th||Oct. 3||Tampa Bay in New England|
|5||Oct. 10||Buffalo in Kansas City|
|6th||Oct 17||Seattle in Pittsburgh|
|7th||Oct. 24||Indianapolis in San Francisco|
|8th||Oct 31||Dallas, Minnesota|
|9||November 7th||Tennessee in Los Angeles|
|10||14th November||Kansas City in Las Vegas|
|11||21st November||Pittsburgh at the Los Angeles Chargers|
|12th||25. November||Buffalo in New Orleans|
|12th||November 28th||Cleveland in Baltimore|
|13||Dec 5||San Francisco in Seattle|
|14th||12th of December||Chicago on Green Bay|
|fifteen||19. December||New Orleans in Tampa Bay|
|16||December 26th||Washington in Dallas|
|17th||January 2nd||Minnesota at Green Bay|
|18th||January 9th||still open|
Bosses schedule 2021
|1||12th September||against Browns||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|2||September 19th||at Ravens||8:20 p.m. ET||ABC|
|3||September 26th||vs. chargers||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|4th||Oct. 3||at Eagles||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|5||Oct. 10||against bills||8:20 p.m. ET||ABC|
|6th||Oct 17||in Washington||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|7th||Oct. 24||with titans||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|8th||November 1st||against giants||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|9||November 7th||vs. packer||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|10||14th November||at Raiders||8:20 p.m. ET||ABC|
|11||21st November||vs. cowboys||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec 5||vs. Broncos||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14th||12th of December||vs. Raider||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|fifteen||December 16||with chargers||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox / NFLN / Amazon|
|16||December 26th||vs. Steelers||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|17th||January 2nd||in Bengal||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18th||January 9th||at Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 9 (Thu.)||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|12th September||Los Angeles Rams versus Chicago Bears|
|2||September 19th||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|3||September 26th||San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers|
|4th||Oct. 3||New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|5||Oct. 10||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills|
|6th||Oct 17||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|7th||Oct. 24||San Francisco 49ers versus Indianapolis Colts|
|8th||Oct 31||Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|9||November 7th||Los Angeles Rams versus Tennessee Titans|
|10||14th November||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|11||21st November||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|12th||November 28th||Baltimore Ravens versus Cleveland Browns|
|13||Dec 5||Seattle Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers|
|14th||12th of December||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|fifteen||19. December||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|16||December 26th||Washington Football Team versus Dallas Cowboys|
|17th||January 2nd||Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|18th||January 9th||still open|