With five consecutive drives that ended in punts, the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Baltimore Ravens game started out how both teams have looked at times this season, lackluster. The Ravens finally then got into gear, as Joe Flacco completed threeconsecutive passes, followed by an unnecessary roughness call on Yannick Ngakoue, which set the Ravens up in field goal position.
The Ravens converted on their opportunity, with a seven-yard run by Joe Flacco to give them a 7-0 lead.
The Jaguars responded how they have a lot this season, getting a first down, then turning the ball over to the other team. Blake Bortles threw a pass that floated into the arms of C.J. Mosley, who made a terrific one handed catch to intercept Bortles.
The Ravens responded with a 10-play, 46-yard drive which ended up in a field goal extending their lead to 10-0. A big stop for the Jaguars defense, as the momentum felt as if it was shifting in the game.
Just when the game felt like it was slipping out of hand, Rashad Greene brought the Jaguars back to life with a 42 yard punt return, which set them up with great field position at the Ravens 37.
The Jaguars capped the drive with a three-yard touchdown pass from Bortles to Allen Robinson, who made nifty move on an out route cutting the Ravens lead down to 10-7.
Just when things were looking the Jaguars way, they found a way to go full Jaguars. After forcing Justin Tucker into 57 yard field goal attempt that was no good, Dante Fowler Jr was called for a unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for leaping, and allowed the Ravens to set up another field goal try, which Tucker converted. Giving the Ravens a 13-7 lead going into the half, and gifting the Ravens an extra three points. Which would prove to be costly.
The Ravens followed up their end of the half field goal with a 9 play, 56 yard drive which ended in another field goal, extending their lead to 16-7.
With their backs against the wall, the Jaguars drove down the field, converting 2 big third downs, and capping the drive off with what was originally ruled an incompletion to Allen Robinson in the end zone, but then changed to a catch, getting the Jaguars back in the game trailing 16-14.
After trading a few lackluster drives between the two teams, the Jags made another huge play on special teams as Devin Hester muffed a punt return, and Denard Robinson was able to slide in and recover it.
The Jaguars didn't do much with that opportunity, going three and out. However, they were able to set up a 49-yard field goal by Jason Myers to take the 17-16 lead.
This started a crazy set of events that could maybe only be found in Ravens-Jaguars game.
The Jags then did something they have failed to do all season, force the other teams quarterback to throw an interception. Flacco threw the pass behind Dennis Pitta, which was tipped by Jalen Ramsey, then intercepted and returned to the Baltimore 31 by Tashaun Gipson.
The Jaguars returned the favor the next drive, with a tipped Blake Bortles interception to Tayvon Young.
Two plays later, Joe Flacco had another tipped pass which was intercepted by everyone's favorite middle linebacker Paul Posluszny.
Just when it seemed like things couldn't get any crazier, the Jaguars went three and out, then proceeded to get a 53 yard Jason Myers kick blocked and recovered by the Ravens on the Jaguars' 42-yard line.
The Ravens proceeded to drive down the field with a chance to win the game. Baltimore converted an important 4th and 2, and gained enough yardage to put their great kicker Justin Tucker in field goal range to hit a go-ahead 53-yard field goal. Which gave them a 19-17 lead.
With 1:06 left on the clock, and one timeout left, the Jags had the opportunity to drive down the field and win the game. Unfortunately, the offense didn't look any different than it did the rets of the 4th quarter, as Bortles took a completely unnecessary sack, and then proceed to throw an interception the next play which concluded the slop fest between the Jaguars and Ravens in a 19-17 game.
The Jaguars had plenty of opportunities to win this game, and once again sloppy play from all units contributed to a loss. The Jaguars now sit at 0-3, and travel to London do play the Indianapolis Colts next week.