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Jackson helps Ravens run past Buccaneers 20-12

BALTIMORE (AP) The Ravens are making a serious playoff run behind fleet-footed rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson, the key figure in Baltimore's rejuvenated ground game.

Jackson picked apart the Tampa Bay defense on a soggy field, running for 95 yards and throwing for 131 to carry the Ravens to a 20-12 victory Sunday.

Anointed the starter over veteran Joe Flacco earlier in the week, Jackson justified the decision with a riveting performance. Slipping between and sliding around potential tacklers, the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner operated the run-pass option in much the same fashion as during his glory days at Louisville.

Jackson directed two drives that lasted more than seven minutes before closing out the game with a drive that consumed the final 7:08. He carried 18 times and completed 14 of 23 passes, one of them for a touchdown.

Tampa Bay (5-9) isn't the first team to struggle to stop Jackson, and probably won't be the last.

''You've got everybody covered, but the play gets extended,'' Ravens coach John Harbaugh noted. ''Lamar can throw on the run, or he can run. I just think that's a very valuable (talent) to have.''

Baltimore (8-6) is 4-1 since Jackson took over for the injured Flacco, the only loss in overtime at Kansas City. Jackson has rushed for 427 yards in those five games. The Ravens held the ball for more than 37 minutes compared to 22:50 for Tampa Bay.

''You've got to stay on the field on offense,'' Harbaugh said. ''If you do that, you have a chance to generate some points.''

The Ravens amassed 242 yards rushing on 49 attempts. Gus Edwards finished with 104, Kenneth Dixon contributed 48 and Jackson averaged 5.3 yards per rush - even though he took a knee for the final three plays inside the Tampa Bay 10.

''He makes you play 11-on-11 football instead of 11 on 10,'' Bucs coach Dirk Koetter said of Jackson, the 32nd overall pick in the NFL draft. ''We had him wrapped up a couple of times and he squirted out of there and was able to extend plays.''

The loss eliminated Tampa Bay from playoff contention.

Baltimore's second-ranked defense did its part, holding the Buccaneers to one touchdown and 241 yards. In the fourth quarter, Marlon Humphrey picked off Jameis Winston's pass and forced an incompletion on fourth down from the Baltimore 33 with 7 minutes left.

''It's very frustrating because we didn't execute,'' Bucs guard Ali Marpet said. ''When you get chances to score and you don't take advantage of them, it makes it more frustrating.''

The Ravens went up 17-9 by opening the second half with a 78-yard drive that lasted nearly five minutes. Jackson extended the march with a 17-yard completion to Mark Andrews and peeled off a 22-yard run before Edwards scored on a 10-yard burst up the middle.

''I seen `em coming,'' Jackson said of his pivotal run. ''I just had to make a play, make a bad play good. It was a success.''

Baltimore then forced a punt, but return man Cyrus Jones inexplicably touched the bouncing ball. Tampa Bay recovered and turned the miscue into a field goal.

Jackson answered with a 15-play drive that covered 38 yards and produced a field goal for a 20-12 lead.

Baltimore squandered its first promising drive late in the first quarter when Jackson botched a handoff and the Bucs recovered the loose ball at their 49. A 23-yard pass to Mike Evans set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Peyton Barber.

On the conversion, the wet football slithered through the hands of holder Bryan Anger.

The Ravens responded with the kind of drive that showed why Harbaugh picked Jackson over Flacco, who's now healthy following a right hip injury. Jackson contributed 19 yards rushing to a 73-yard march that used 16 plays, lasted more than eight minutes and ended with a shovel pass from Jackson to Chris Moore, who scooted around right end for a 5-yard TD and a 7-6 lead.

Winston then burned the Ravens with a third-and-20 scramble-and-launch 64-yard pass to Evans on a third-and-20 that produced a field goal.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE

Baltimore is the first team since the 1976 Steelers to rush for at least 190 yards in five straight games, according to the Ravens.

''Right now we've got a good thing going,'' Edwards said.

INJURIES

Bucs: TE Alan Cross left with a shoulder injury in the second quarter and did not return.

Ravens: OLB Matt Judon hurt his left knee in the third quarter but returned. ... TE Nick Boyle left with a concussion.

UP NEXT

Bucs: Final road game against Cowboys next Sunday. Dallas leads the series 14-4 (including playoffs).

Ravens: Face Chargers on road Saturday night, first meeting between the teams on the West Coast since 2012.

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Key Players
P. Barber 25 RB
85 RuYds, RuTD, 4 ReYds, 2 RECs
14
FPTS
L. Jackson 8 QB
131 PaYds, PaTD, 95 RuYds
18
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 13:37
J.Tucker 35 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
15
plays
38
yds
7:11
pos
12
20
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:46
C.Santos 28 yard field goal is GOOD Center-G.Sanborn Holder-B.Anger.
4
plays
5
yds
2:06
pos
12
17
Point After TD 10:03
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
plays
yds
pos
9
17
Touchdown 10:03
G.Edwards right guard for 10 yards TOUCHDOWN.
10
plays
78
yds
4:57
pos
9
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:13
J.Tucker 24 yard field goal is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
8
plays
63
yds
1:39
pos
9
10
Field Goal 1:50
C.Santos 21 yard field goal is GOOD Center-G.Sanborn Holder-B.Anger.
7
plays
72
yds
2:10
pos
9
7
Point After TD 3:58
J.Tucker extra point is GOOD Center-M.Cox Holder-S.Koch.
plays
yds
pos
6
7
Touchdown 3:58
L.Jackson pass short middle to C.Moore for 5 yards TOUCHDOWN. Shovel pass
16
plays
73
yds
8:10
pos
6
6
Missed Two Point Conversion 12:08
(Kick formation) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. B.Anger rushes up the middle. ATTEMPT FAILS. DEFENSIVE TWO-POINT ATTEMPT. C.Jones recovered a fumble. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
6
0
Touchdown 12:08
L.Wester reported in as eligible. P.Barber left guard for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
51
yds
4:16
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 22:50 37:10
1st Downs 12 24
Rushing 6 16
Passing 4 7
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 3-10 9-16
4th Down Conv 0-1 1-1
Total Net Yards 241 370
Total Plays 47 74
Avg Gain 5.1 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 85 242
Rush Attempts 21 49
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 4.9
Net Yards Passing 156 128
Comp. - Att. 13-25 14-23
Yards Per Pass 6.2 5.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-1 2-3
Penalties - Yards 6-58 8-70
Touchdowns 1 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 4-35.8 3-38.3
Return Yards 102 92
Punts - Returns 1-12 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 4-90 4-92
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-0
Kicking 2/2 4/4
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-3 -33% 2-5 -40%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-1 -100% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Buccaneers 5-9 093012
Ravens 8-6 0107320
156 PASS YDS 128
85 RUSH YDS 242
241 TOTAL YDS 370
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Winston 3 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
52% 157 0 1 54.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.7% 2311 14 13 85.3
J. Winston 13/25 157 0 1 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Barber 25 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 85 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
202 762 5
P. Barber 19 85 1 15 14
J. Winston 3 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
43 244 1
J. Winston 2 0 0 1 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Evans 13 WR
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 4 121 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 74 1328 5
M. Evans 9 4 121 0 64 12
A. Humphries 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 61 671 5
A. Humphries 6 4 23 0 8 2
C. Brate 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 242 6
C. Brate 2 1 9 0 9 0
P. Barber 25 RB
14
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 77 1
P. Barber 2 2 4 0 3 14
J. Rodgers 32 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 247 0
J. Rodgers 1 1 1 0 1 0
C. Godwin 12 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 50 689 5
C. Godwin 3 0 0 0 0 0
R. Jones 27 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 -1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 33 0
R. Jones 2 1 -1 0 -1 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
L. David 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
84-21 0 3.0
L. David 10-2 2.0 0 0
A. Adams 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-6 3 0.0
A. Adams 6-1 0.0 0 0
V. Vea 50 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-6 0 2.0
V. Vea 6-3 0.0 0 0
R. Bullough 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-5 0 0.0
R. Bullough 4-4 0.0 0 0
J. Shaw 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-2 0 0.0
J. Shaw 3-1 0.0 0 0
R. Smith 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-6 1 0.0
R. Smith 3-1 0.0 0 0
B. Grimes 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-6 0 0.0
B. Grimes 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Pierre-Paul 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-8 0 11.0
J. Pierre-Paul 2-0 0.0 0 0
I. Johnson 39 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-7 1 0.0
I. Johnson 2-2 0.0 0 0
G. McCoy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-10 0 6.0
G. McCoy 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. Nassib 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-7 0 6.0
C. Nassib 2-1 0.0 0 0
C. Davis 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-4 0 0.0
C. Davis 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Bond 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-5 0 0.0
D. Bond 2-1 0.0 0 0
J. Elliott 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-1 1 0.0
J. Elliott 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Whitehead 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-15 0 0.0
J. Whitehead 1-2 0.0 0 0
B. Allen 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
B. Allen 0-1 0.0 0 0
V. Curry 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 0 2.0
V. Curry 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Santos 5 K
6
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
10/13 18/19
C. Santos 2/2 28 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Anger 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 40.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
51 44.4 14
B. Anger 4 40.8 1 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Wilson 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 26.7 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 24.8 32 0
B. Wilson 3 26.7 32 0
A. Auclair 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 9.5 10 0
A. Auclair 1 10.0 10 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Humphries 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 6.8 16 0
A. Humphries 1 12.0 12 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
L. Jackson 8 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.9% 131 1 0 91.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.9% 818 5 3 82.0
L. Jackson 14/23 131 1 0 18
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
G. Edwards 35 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 104 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
111 550 2
G. Edwards 19 104 1 26 16
L. Jackson 8 QB
18
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 95 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
114 566 3
L. Jackson 18 95 0 22 18
K. Dixon 30 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 188 2
K. Dixon 11 48 0 17 4
C. Moore 10 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 17 0
C. Moore 1 -5 0 -5 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
W. Snead 83 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 5 58 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 61 626 1
W. Snead 6 5 58 0 28 5
M. Andrews 89 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 415 2
M. Andrews 4 2 31 0 17 3
H. Hurst 81 TE
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 102 1
H. Hurst 3 3 20 0 8 2
J. Brown 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 39 681 5
J. Brown 3 1 9 0 9 0
M. Williams 87 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 143 1
M. Williams 2 1 6 0 6 0
C. Moore 10 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 169 1
C. Moore 1 1 5 1 5 6
K. Dixon 30 RB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 29 0
K. Dixon 1 1 2 0 2 4
M. Crabtree 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 567 3
M. Crabtree 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
C. Mosley 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-29 0 0.5
C. Mosley 6-2 0.5 0 0
J. Smith 22 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-10 0 0.0
J. Smith 3-1 0.0 0 0
M. Pierce 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-10 0 0.0
M. Pierce 3-0 0.0 0 0
E. Weddle 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-13 0 1.0
E. Weddle 3-3 0.0 0 0
B. Williams 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-12 0 1.0
B. Williams 3-1 0.0 0 0
T. Young 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-2 1 2.0
T. Young 2-0 0.0 0 0
M. Judon 99 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-15 0 7.0
M. Judon 2-1 0.0 0 0
M. Humphrey 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-6 1 0.0
M. Humphrey 2-0 0.0 1 0
T. Jefferson 23 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-20 1 1.0
T. Jefferson 2-0 0.0 0 0
P. Onwuasor 48 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-20 1 3.5
P. Onwuasor 1-1 0.5 0 0
C. Wormley 93 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-3 0 1.0
C. Wormley 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
39-10 0 2.0
K. Young 1-0 0.0 0 0
Z. Smith 90 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-17 0 7.0
Z. Smith 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Tucker 9 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
28/30 33/34
J. Tucker 2/2 35 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Koch 4 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
53 47.1 25
S. Koch 3 42.3 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Moore 10 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 23.0 32 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
18 22.9 39 0
C. Moore 4 23.0 32 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Jones 27 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
21 13.7 140 1
C. Jones 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TB 35 2:12 4 21 Punt
10:53 TB 26 2:24 6 15 Punt
6:59 TB 13 2:52 5 14 Punt
1:24 TB 49 4:16 8 51 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:58 TB 25 2:10 7 72 FG
0:09 TB 28 0:09 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:03 TB 25 2:14 5 28 Punt
7:49 BAL 14 2:06 4 5 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:32 TB 23 0:13 1 0 INT
11:22 TB 38 4:14 8 29 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:48 BAL 30 1:55 3 5 Punt
8:29 BAL 21 1:30 3 16 Punt
4:07 BAL 25 2:43 6 26 Fumble
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:08 BAL 27 8:10 16 73 TD
1:48 BAL 31 1:39 8 63 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 BAL 22 4:57 10 78 TD
5:43 BAL 45 7:11 15 38 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:19 TB 43 1:57 3 -31 Punt
7:08 BAL 33 7:08 12 57 Game