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Jackson leads surging Ravens to 22-10 victory over Chargers

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Just like that, the Baltimore Ravens have gone from a midseason swoon to the brink of their first playoff trip in four years.

The resurgent Ravens continued their late push with a 22-10 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday behind Lamar Jackson's first 200-yard passing game and a stingy defense that held one of the NFL's top offenses under 200 yards for the first time since 2014.

Baltimore, which has won five of its past six with Jackson as the starter, dominated for most of the night to remain in possession of the last AFC wild card with one game remaining in the regular season. And the Ravens (9-6) would move into first place in the AFC North if Pittsburgh loses at New Orleans on Sunday.

''I'm proud of our guys. So many of them stepped up and made plays,'' coach John Harbaugh said. ''Our guys were winning the 1-on-1 battles and our coverage was real good.''

Baltimore got a win against a Los Angeles squad that had already clinched a playoff spot with wins in 10 of its last 11 games. The Chargers' loss, which drops them to 11-4, deals a big blow to their hopes of winning the AFC West. Kansas City can wrap up the division title and a first-round playoff bye with a win at Seattle on Sunday night.

''We couldn't get them off the field on defense. And we couldn't stay on the field on offense,'' coach Anthony Lynn said. ''We got outplayed. We got outcoached. It's just that simple.''

Jackson, the 32nd overall draft pick in April, completed 12 of 22 passes for 204 yards. He had come into the game averaging 146.2 yards in the previous five games.

''I'm used to playing on big stages and people doubting us. I try to prove them wrong,'' Jackson said. ''We can play with anyone. That was a great team. We can fight and everyone sees it now.''

Baltimore led 6-3 at halftime but the Chargers took the lead less than two minutes into the third quarter on Melvin Gordon's touchdown from a yard out. The Ravens got the ball to start the second half but Chargers rookie safety Derwin James forced Kenneth Dixon's fumble, which was recovered by Melvin Ingram at the Ravens 21 and returned 3 yards.

The Ravens quickly answered on the ensuing possession when tight end Mark Andrews split safeties Adrian Phillips and Jahleel Addae, taking Jackson's pass in stride and racing 67 yards for a TD.

''We turned it over so it was up to us to go back down and score,'' said Jackson, who also rushed for 39 yards. ''It was play action. Mark got open and made a great catch.''

The Ravens' defense, which came into the game as the top-ranked unit in the NFL, frustrated the Chargers most of the night. Philip Rivers - who went 23 of 37 for 181 yards - was sacked four times, threw two interceptions and didn't have a touchdown pass for the first time this season.

Baltimore converted three Los Angeles turnovers into 10 points. The Ravens were up 16-10 with 2:40 remaining when Patrick Onwuaso forced Antonio Gates to fumble and Tavon Young scooped it up and returned it 62 yards for a touchdown.

''I saw a couple opportunities where I could punch the ball out and that was one of them. Once I punched it I didn't know if he was down or not,'' Onwuaso said.

STUCK IN NEUTRAL

The 198 net yards by the Chargers' offense was their fourth-lowest total since Rivers became the starting quarterback in 2006. The last time they were held under 200 yards was Nov. 2, 2014, at Miami (178).

''We got off to a terrible start, turning the ball over on the first play. And we had three third-down conversions called back really that we couldn't overcome. We got ourselves in third-and-super-long a lot,'' Rivers said. ''It's a good defense and they outplayed us today. Depending on what happens we may get another crack at them in two weeks.''

It is the fourth time this season the Ravens have held a team under 200 yards and the 20th time since Harbaugh became coach in 2008.

PRETTY GOOD TRIP

It ended up being a great 48 hours for Harbaugh. On Friday, the Ravens announced their longtime coach will be back next season. Some had wondered if Harbaugh's 11th season in Baltimore would be his final one because the team has reached the postseason only once since winning the Super Bowl in 2012.

''This is about our guys in the locker room and us. We're fighting to accomplish something,'' Harbaugh said.

While Harbaugh tried to deflect questions about his contract extension, players were supportive of the decision.

''That's really cool that he's going to keep being here when I excel,'' Jackson said.

BATTLE OF THE BACKS

Baltimore's Gus Edwards had 92 yards rushing on 14 carries. Nearly half his yards came on the Ravens' first offensive play when he went 43 yards up the middle for his longest run of the season. It was also the longest rushing play the Chargers have allowed all season. The rookie has rushed for 578 yards over the past six games.

Gordon, who missed the past three games due to a knee injury, had 41 yards on 12 carries and a touchdown.

UP NEXT

Ravens: Host the Cleveland Browns in the regular-season finale Dec. 30.

Chargers: At the Denver Broncos on Dec. 30.

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Key Players
L. Jackson 8 QB
204 PaYds, PaTD, 39 RuYds
17
FPTS
M. Gordon 28 RB
41 RuYds, RuTD, 13 ReYds, 3 RECs
11
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 2:40
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. G.Edwards rushes up the middle. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
22
10
Touchdown 2:54
P.Rivers pass short left to A.Gates to BAL 38 for 11 yards (P.Onwuasor). FUMBLES (P.Onwuasor) RECOVERED by BAL-T.Young at BAL 38. T.Young for 62 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
22
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:41
J.Tucker 56 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
7
plays
30
yds
3:31
pos
16
10
Point After TD 12:18
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
plays
yds
pos
13
10
Touchdown 12:18
L.Jackson pass deep left to M.Andrews for 68 yards TOUCHDOWN.
2
plays
85
yds
1:00
pos
12
10
Point After TD 13:18
M.Badgley extra point is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
plays
yds
pos
6
10
Touchdown 13:18
M.Gordon up the middle for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
3
plays
17
yds
1:26
pos
6
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:45
M.Badgley 38 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Windt Holder-D.Jones.
9
plays
56
yds
2:10
pos
6
3
Field Goal 2:54
J.Tucker 35 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
11
plays
31
yds
5:21
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 12:47
J.Tucker 24 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
5
plays
46
yds
2:04
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:25 28:35
1st Downs 15 14
Rushing 6 2
Passing 8 10
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 4-14 4-13
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 361 198
Total Plays 60 57
Avg Gain 6.0 3.5
Net Yards Rushing 159 51
Rush Attempts 35 16
Avg Rush Yards 4.5 3.2
Net Yards Passing 202 147
Comp. - Att. 12-22 23-37
Yards Per Pass 9.2 4.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-2 4-34
Penalties - Yards 4-40 8-69
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 0 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 1 0
Turnovers 1 3
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 2-1
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 3-39.0 7-39.1
Return Yards 72 78
Punts - Returns 2-17 2-33
Kickoffs - Returns 3-55 2-45
Int. - Returns 2-0 0-0
Kicking 4/6 2/2
Extra Points 1/1 1/1
Field Goals 3/5 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-3 -0% 1-1 -100%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-2 -0% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Ravens 9-6 3310622
Chargers 11-4 037010
202 PASS YDS 147
159 RUSH YDS 51
361 TOTAL YDS 198
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
L. Jackson 8 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.5% 204 1 0 101.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.2% 1022 6 3 84.9
L. Jackson 12/22 204 1 0 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Edwards 35 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 92 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
125 642 2
G. Edwards 14 92 0 43 10
L. Jackson 8 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 39 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
127 605 3
L. Jackson 13 39 0 27 17
K. Dixon 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 28 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
48 216 2
K. Dixon 8 28 0 19 2
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Andrews 89 TE
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 83 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 498 3
M. Andrews 2 2 83 1 68 14
J. Brown 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 2 27 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 41 708 5
J. Brown 6 2 27 0 17 2
K. Dixon 30 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 5 49 0
K. Dixon 3 2 20 0 11 2
M. Crabtree 15 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 1 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 587 3
M. Crabtree 4 1 20 0 20 2
H. Hurst 81 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 11 120 1
H. Hurst 2 1 18 0 18 1
N. Boyle 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 213 0
N. Boyle 2 2 15 0 8 1
G. Edwards 35 RB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 20 0
G. Edwards 1 1 13 0 13 10
C. Moore 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 17 177 1
C. Moore 1 1 8 0 8 0
T. Montgomery 88 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 24 226 0
T. Montgomery 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
P. Onwuasor 48 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-21 1 5.0
P. Onwuasor 8-1 2.0 0 1
C. Mosley 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
67-32 0 0.0
C. Mosley 5-3 0.0 0 0
T. Jefferson 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-21 1 1.0
T. Jefferson 5-1 0.0 0 0
Z. Smith 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-18 0 8.5
Z. Smith 4-1 1.5 0 0
M. Humphrey 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-6 2 0.0
M. Humphrey 3-0 0.0 1 0
E. Weddle 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
54-13 0 1.0
E. Weddle 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-11 0 0.0
J. Smith 2-1 0.0 0 0
B. Carr 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-5 2 0.0
B. Carr 1-1 0.0 1 0
M. Pierce 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-11 0 0.0
M. Pierce 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Young 40 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-10 0 2.0
K. Young 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Young 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-2 1 2.0
T. Young 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Suggs 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-8 0 7.0
T. Suggs 1-1 0.0 0 0
T. Bowser 54 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
T. Bowser 1-0 0.0 0 0
B. Urban 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-10 0 0.5
B. Urban 0-1 0.5 0 0
B. Williams 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-13 0 1.0
B. Williams 0-1 0.0 0 0
M. Judon 99 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-15 0 7.0
M. Judon 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Tucker 9 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/5 1/1
SEASON FG XP
31/35 34/35
J. Tucker 3/5 56 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Koch 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 50.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
56 47.3 26
S. Koch 3 50.0 1 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Moore 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 18.3 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 22.2 39 0
C. Moore 3 18.3 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Jones 27 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 8.5 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 13.2 140 1
C. Jones 2 8.5 19 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
P. Rivers 17 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.2% 181 0 2 51.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.8% 4132 31 10 107.7
P. Rivers 23/37 181 0 2 3
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Gordon 28 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 41 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
165 843 10
M. Gordon 12 41 1 13 11
T. Benjamin 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 30 0
T. Benjamin 1 6 0 6 1
M. Williams 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 39 1
M. Williams 1 4 0 4 0
P. Rivers 17 QB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 7 0
P. Rivers 1 1 0 1 3
J. Jackson 32 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 196 2
J. Jackson 1 -1 0 -1 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Allen 13 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 58 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 93 1132 6
K. Allen 8 5 58 0 17 5
J. Jackson 32 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 7 47 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 135 0
J. Jackson 10 7 47 0 10 4
A. Gates 85 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 333 2
A. Gates 5 3 21 0 11 0
M. Gordon 28 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 47 466 4
M. Gordon 3 3 13 0 12 11
T. Williams 16 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 630 5
T. Williams 2 1 12 0 12 1
V. Green 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 210 1
V. Green 2 2 12 0 9 1
T. Benjamin 12 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 186 1
T. Benjamin 3 1 11 0 11 1
M. Williams 81 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 599 9
M. Williams 3 1 7 0 7 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Phillips 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-25 1 0.0
A. Phillips 5-2 0.0 0 0
D. James 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
70-29 3 3.0
D. James 4-2 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
60-35 0 1.0
J. Brown 4-4 0.0 0 0
C. Hayward 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-5 0 0.0
C. Hayward 3-2 0.0 0 0
K. Emanuel 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-8 0 1.0
K. Emanuel 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Philon 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-13 0 3.5
D. Philon 3-2 1.5 0 1
B. Mebane 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-16 0 1.0
B. Mebane 3-3 0.0 0 0
D. King 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-13 3 0.0
D. King 3-1 0.0 0 0
H. Pullard 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
H. Pullard 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Davis 43 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-7 0 0.0
M. Davis 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Ingram 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-14 1 7.0
M. Ingram 2-1 0.0 0 0
U. Nwosu 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-10 0 3.0
U. Nwosu 2-0 1.0 0 0
I. Rochell 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-11 1 5.0
I. Rochell 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Square 71 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-15 0 3.0
D. Square 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bosa 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-5 0 4.5
J. Bosa 1-1 0.5 0 0
J. Jones 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-10 0 0.0
J. Jones 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Addae 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-22 0 1.0
J. Addae 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Badgley 4 K
4
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
15/16 24/25
M. Badgley 1/1 38 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Jones 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 41.6 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 41.8 14
D. Jones 7 41.6 2 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.5 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 23.7 40 0
D. King 2 22.5 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. King 20 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 16.5 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 13.8 73 1
D. King 2 16.5 24 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:47 BAL 48 2:04 5 46 FG
11:09 BAL 28 4:12 8 37 FG Miss
4:47 BAL 17 7:37 13 81 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:11 LAC 48 5:21 11 31 FG
0:40 BAL 30 0:40 6 23 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAL 20 0:16 1 0 Fumble
13:18 BAL 15 1:00 2 85 TD
9:07 BAL 32 3:31 7 30 FG
2:57 BAL 45 1:30 3 4 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:37 BAL 29 2:18 3 0 Punt
4:35 BAL 2 1:35 3 4 Punt
1:21 BAL 20 1:21 3 19 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 LAC 17 0:13 1 0 INT
12:43 LAC 25 1:33 3 8 Punt
6:58 LAC 43 2:11 3 -9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:10 LAC 3 3:59 6 17 Punt
2:50 LAC 24 2:10 9 56 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:44 BAL 17 1:26 3 17 TD
12:18 LAC 25 3:11 4 5 Punt
5:36 LAC 25 2:39 4 -4 Punt
1:27 LAC 12 1:50 6 11 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:19 LAC 26 7:44 12 34 Punt
3:00 BAL 39 0:20 1 1 Fumble
2:40 LAC 25 1:19 6 32 INT