Jags top Ravens on long FG on final play
BALTIMORE (AP) The clock already had ticked down to 0:00, yet the Jacksonville Jaguars still had one more chance to end their miserable road losing streak.
Jason Myers made it count.
Myers kicked a 53-yard field goal after Jacksonville got another play on a facemask penalty with no time left, and the Jaguars beat the Baltimore Ravens 22-20 Sunday to snap a 13-game skid on the road.
Down 20-19 with no timeouts, the Jaguars got the ball at their 20 with 1:06 left. After moving to the Baltimore 49, Blake Bortles took the snap an instant before the clock expired and was quickly sacked by Elvis Dumervil.
But Dumervil grabbed the quarterback’s facemask, and because a game can’t end on a penalty by the defense, the Jaguars got the ball at the 35.
Myers, who earlier missed a 26-yard field goal try, boomed this one through the uprights.
Bortles went 22 for 45 for 188 yards and two touchdowns to help the Jaguars (3-6) end a road drought that began after a win in Cleveland on Dec. 1, 2013.
One of Bortles’ TD throws went to Allen Hurns, who extended his franchise record for games with a touchdown catch to seven.
Baltimore (2-7) has lost its seven games this season by a total of 32 points, but the Ravens have no one to blame but themselves for this one. In addition to committing four turnovers, Baltimore was penalized nine times for 121 yards.
None of the calls was more painful than the last.
Joe Flacco went 34 for 45 for 316 yards and three touchdowns, but he threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.
Baltimore trailed 19-14 in the fourth quarter before Flacco directed a 10-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Chris Givens with 7:30 left.
The Ravens couldn’t hang on, and now they’re 6-2 under coach John Harbaugh coming off a bye.
Although Flacco gave the ball away three times in the third quarter, Jacksonville managed only a field goal from the miscues and entered the fourth quarter trailing 14-13.
The Jaguars were provided another turnover in the fourth quarter, and this one they turned into a touchdown. After a fumbled punt by Jeremy Ross was recovered by Nick Marshall at the Baltimore 37, Bortles connected with Allen Robinson on a 15-yard touchdown pass for a 19-14 lead with 13:01 remaining.
Flacco went 21 for 28 for 204 yards in the first half to stake the Ravens to a 14-10 lead at the break.
But Davon House twice intercepted Flacco in the opening 4 1/2 minutes of the second half. The first one set up a field goal to cut the deficit to 14-13, and the second came at the Jacksonville 6.
Flacco made it three giveaways on three possessions when he lost a fumble at the Jacksonville 41. But in this game of errors, Myers was wide left on a 26-yard field goal try.
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