September 20 (WNN) — Lamar Jackson led a formidable attack and the Kansas City Chiefs scored two expensive second-half turnovers to lose to the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.
Jackson ran for 107 yards and two scores in a 36-35 victory at M&T Banks Stadium on Sunday. The Ravens overtook the Chiefs from 251 to 62 in rushing yards and converted more than half of their third-down opportunities.
“I know my team is going to look up to me,” Jackson told reporters.
“If I’m just messing around in there, they’re going to be like, ‘What are you doing?’ So, I have to do it for my friends. My friends have my back.”
Mahomes threw 343 yards and three scores. The Chiefs led 35–24 when he threw an interception to Ravens defensive back Tavon Young, with 2:09 remaining in the third quarter. Turnover fetched 12 unanswered points for the Ravens.
Running back Clyde Edwards-Heller stumbled upon the Chiefs’ final drive. Jackson completed a fourth-down conversion with a first-down run on the next possession to seal the win.
“I couldn’t be more proud of my people,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh. “I’ve said it before: It ain’t perfect, it ain’t pretty, but it’s us.”
Chief Safety Tyron Matthews intercepted Jackson on the third snap of the game. He returned the interception for a touchdown from 34 yards. The Ravens responded with a six-play, 75-yard touchdown drive.
Tyson Williams ran back to the end field at the end of the possession, but stumbled. Ravens wide receiver Devin DuVernay corrected the fumble and scored on the play.
Mahomes threw a 33-yard touchdown toss to wide receiver DeMarcus Robinson on the next drive, giving the Chiefs a 14-7 lead.
The Ravens answered in the second quarter with a nine-play, 77-yard drive. The veteran running behind Latvius Murray ran for a five-yard touchdown to end that drive.
The Chiefs ran for a two-yard score on the next possession, leaving Darrell Williams behind. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker responded with a 43-yard field goal and made the score 21-17 at halftime.
The Chiefs opened the third quarter with a 40-yard touchdown toss from Mahomes to wide receiver Byron Pringle. Jackson hit the Marquis Brown on the next drive with a 42-yard touchdown pass and reduced the Chiefs’ lead to 28-24.
Mahomes joined star tight end Travis Kells for a 46-yard touchdown on the next drive, but the Ravens bounced back with their game-winning rally.
Kells scored a total of 109 yards and seven catches. In addition to his flamboyant performance, Jackson completed 18 of 26 passes for 239 yards, one point and two interceptions.
Brown caught six passes and one for the Ravens for a game of 113 yards.
“There’s a lot of little things in these kinds of games that [lead] You have to suffer this kind of loss in the end,” Mahomes told reporters.
The Ravens (1-1) face the Detroit Lions on Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT at Ford Field in Detroit. The Chiefs (1-1) host the Los Angeles Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT.