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Lamar Jackson leads Ravens to overcome two big deficits, beat Vikings in OT

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The Baltimore Ravens overcame two two-touchdown deficits to beat the Minnesota Vikings, 34-31, in overtime in Week 9.

The Ravens fell behind 17-3 late in the second quarter after a Lamar Jackson interception, and then they were down 24-10 in the third quarter on a 98-yard kickoff return by the Vikings' Kene Nwangwu.

Jackson then rallied the Ravens with three straight scoring drives: fullback Patrick Ricard scored his first NFL TD; Devin Duvernay made a circus catch in the back of the end zone; and Le'Veon Bell scored on a 1-yard run.

The Vikings drove 75 yards in just over two minutes to tie the game with 1:03 remaining in regulation. But that would be their last gasp on offense.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs on the field before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs on the field before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Jackson threw a bad interception in OT, but the Vikings couldn't capitalize. With the game entering the sudden-death portion of overtime, with both teams having possessed the ball, Jackson took over, getting the Ravens in field-goal territory.

Justin Tucker hit the game-winner — barely — to send the Ravens to a 6-2 mark. The Vikings fell to 3-5.

Marquise "Hollywood" Brown caught nine passes for 116 yards, including a huge conversion on third-and-15 prior to the Duvernay TD. Brown totaled 47 of those yards on three catches in overtime.

Baltimore dominated the game and the clock after halftime. The Ravens ran 89 plays to Minnesota' 52 and had a nearly two-to-one edge in time of possession, gassing the Vikings' defense late.

Jackson completed 27-of-41 passes for 266 yards, three TDs and two picks. He also ran for 120 yards on 21 carries.

Kirk Cousins threw for two TDs and ran for another score, and Dalvin Cook totaled 112 yards from scrimmage on 20 touches. But the Vikings only accumulated 114 yards on 23 plays in the game's final 41 minutes and 9 seconds.

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