Jackson, Andrews propel Ravens past Washington
Lamar Jackson passed for two touchdowns and rushed for one more to lift the Baltimore Ravens to a 31-17 win over the host Washington Football Team on Sunday afternoon.
Jackson, who completed 14 of 21 passes for 193 yards, tossed both of his touchdown strikes to tight end Mark Andrews. He added 53 rushing yards to lead Baltimore (3-1).
It was the third straight loss for Washington (1-3). Dwayne Haskins Jr. completed 32 of 45 passes for 314 yards, with top target Terry McLaurin hauling in a game-high 10 catches for 118 yards.
The Ravens put backup quarterback Robert Griffin III into the game with a 21-point lead in the fourth quarter. Griffin’s first pass attempt against his former team was intercepted by Washington cornerback Kendall Fuller.
Baltimore jumped to a 7-0 lead with 2:09 remaining in the first quarter. Mark Ingram took the ball on first-and-goal and punched it through the middle of the line of scrimmage for a 1-yard score.
The Ravens doubled their lead to 14-0 with 9:56 left in the second quarter on Jackson’s 50-yard rushing touchdown. He took the snap out of the shotgun and faked a handoff before keeping the ball and sprinting through the heart of the Washington defense for the longest rushing play of his career.
Washington cut the deficit to 14-7 with 4:41 to go in the first half. Antonio Gibson rushed up the middle for a 2-yard score, which marked the third week in a row in which the rookie running back found the end zone.
Baltimore bounced back on the next possession to increase its lead to 21-7. Andrews hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass.
Dustin Hopkins finished the first-half scoring with a 43-yard field goal to bring Washington within 21-10.
In the third quarter, Jackson found Andrews again, this time for a 22-yard score. Andrews split between a pair of defenders and caught Jackson’s pass in stride for the fourth multi-touchdown game of his career.
Ravens kicker Justin Tucker added a 46-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to make it 31-10.
Haskins finished the scoring with a 1-yard rushing touchdown for Washington with 2:07 to play.
–Field Level Media