Ravens at Bills score: Lamar Jackson throws three TDs, Baltimore defense helps lead team to win

The Ravens defense gave Josh Allen and Co. fits all day, while Lamar Jackson won the game with his arm

In a game centered around Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen, the Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens played an ultra-physical defensive battle. While the Ravens were the more effective team on offense in the first half, the defenses mostly dominated, with the Ravens sacking Allen four times and forcing a fumble and the Bills registering three tackles for loss and a pick of Jackson. 

The third quarter began with a three-play, 75-yard scoring drive by Baltimore that culminated with Jackson standing in the pocket and taking a big shot before finding Hayden Hurst wide open down the field for a 61-yard score. 

Josh Allen was held under 100 yards passing through the third quarter, and Jackson only had 43 yards rushing before kneels to end the game. To extend Baltimore's lead to 24-9 in the fourth quarter, Jackson somehow fit a pass to Willie Snead from in close through traffic. 

The Bills scored on the ensuing drive. After a defensive stop and following an assortment of penalties on the Ravens, including a defensive pass interference call on a long ball on fourth-and-16, Buffalo ran the football, then Allen was forced to the throw the ball away. On third down, he took a bad sack, then a dig route target to John Brown near the end zone was knocked away.

The Ravens were the better team, but the Bills showed they're close in terms of being a well-rounded club. The Bills only mustered 205 yards of offense and averaged 3.1 yards per play, while Baltimore finished with 257 yards. Baltimore moves to 11-2 with the win, while Buffalo is now 9-4.

Relive all the action from the Ravens win in our live blog below.

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Season Leaders

passing
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L. Jackson 3127 YD, 36 TDS, 6 INTS
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L. Jackson 3127 YD, 36 TDS, 6 INTS
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J. Allen 3089 YD, 20 TDS, 9 INTS
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J. Allen 3089 YD, 20 TDS, 9 INTS
rushing
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L. Jackson 176 ATT, 1206 YD, 7 TDS
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L. Jackson 176 ATT, 1206 YD, 7 TDS
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D. Singletary 151 ATT, 775 YD, 2 TDS
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D. Singletary 151 ATT, 775 YD, 2 TDS
receiving
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M. Andrews 64 REC, 852 YD, 10 TDS
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M. Andrews 64 REC, 852 YD, 10 TDS
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J. Brown 72 REC, 1060 YD, 6 TDS
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J. Brown 72 REC, 1060 YD, 6 TDS
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That'll do it from New Era Field. Turned out to be one heck of a game. Thanks for following along. Signing off.

Really nice coverage by Marcus Peters there, and the Bills offensive line actually picked up the Ravens blitzes from the corner well there. John Brown just couldn't separate enough. Ravens will move to 11-3. Bills to 9-4.

Smart for the Bills to use a timeout here. They can get a first down at the 8.

Bills offensive line simply couldn't handle the zero blitz there from Baltimore.

Souvenir for some Bills fan there. No hero ball for Josh Allen.

There's Singletary out wide again. Thomas on him.

Beasley nearly got dragged down as Allen stepped up into the pocket and let it rip deep. Monstrous call on 4th and 16. Bills are alive.

That is simply something Josh Allen can't do. Have to try to throw the football there. Loss of 12.

Ravens extra curricular activity really helping Buffalo here on plays that have really not mustered much yardage.

Surprised we didn't see another flag there. Hit as Allen slid feet first.

Gigantic flag there before what was going to be a third and long for the Bills.

Would've been the catch of a lifetime for Devin Singletary but a half yard overthrown.

Ok, Josh Allen. Let's see what you got.

That was the same play that Baltimore scored on during the last drive -- and the same as the Witten TD on Thanksgiving -- Lorenzo Alexander came underneath Jackson's second option to knock it away.

Nice string out on the Jackson keep and after an Ingram run, we have a big third and short upcoming.

Ed Oliver and Corey Liuget in at DT for the Bills to start this Ravens drive.

BTW, the analytics say to go for two in that situation.

Beasley was just faster that Jimmy Smith across the formation there. Pinpoint throw by Josh Allen. And, again, we have a game.

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December 8, 2019, 8:48 PM

Bills going for two after that rope to Beasley for the second.

Nearly intercepted by Josh Bynes. But the ball hit Knox in the hands. Bynes just interrupted the tight end's timing and vision for a split second.

Bills sub Singletary into the game, and the Ravens bring in a few defensive backs.

Really bad wasted timeout there by the Bills after the negative run by Gore. But because Sean McDermott didn't challenge that DPI in the third, the Bills have two left.

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