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Tyler Huntley relieved an injured Lamar Jackson and scored on a two-yard touchdown run with 28 seconds remaining as the host Baltimore Ravens rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday afternoon.
The Ravens (8-4) escaped with a dramatic win after Jackson was injured while being sacked for a six-yard loss by Denver’s Jonathon Cooper on the final play of the first quarter. The Ravens initially said Jackson was questionable to return and then ruled him out before the second half started.
Baltimore got the ball back with 5:02 remaining and nearly lost possession when Justice Hill nearly lost a fumble at the Ravens’ 46. A defensive pass interference penalty on Patrick Surtain moved Baltimore to the Denver 37 and Isaiah Likely hauled in a 12-yard catch.
Three plays later, Baltimore converted a 4th-and-2 when Huntley ran three yards to the Denver 15. On the next play, running back Kenyan Drake made a diving catch for a 13-yard gain and following a timeout, Huntley easily ran up the middle to give Baltimore the lead.
After Huntley’s dramatic run, Denver reached the Baltimore 45 and the game ended when Brandon McManus missed a 63-yard field goal with two seconds remaining as the ball fell short of going through the middle of the uprights.
Huntley completed 27 of 32 passes for 187 yards and also ran 10 times for 41 yards as the Ravens won for the fifth time in six games. Jackson was 3-for-4 for 11 yards before getting injured.
Denver (3-9) lost its fourth straight and was held to 16 points or fewer for the 10th time this season. Russell Wilson completed 17 of 22 passes for 189 yards.
McManus kicked a 52-yard field goal and a 41-yarder in the first half before making a 50-yard field goal late in the third.
Baltimore kicker Justin Tucker kicked a 26-yard field goal in the second quarter.
After Denver could not convert a third-and-5, they settled for a 52-yard field goal by McManus with 9:03 left in the first. Baltimore tied it on Tucker’s field goal with 5:57 left in the second.
Denver opened its final drive of the first half when Wilson hit Jerry Jeudy for a 40-yard gain. The Broncos crossed midfield on a 22-yard reception by Greg Dulcich but settled for their 41-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining.
After safety Justin Simmons intercepted Huntley at the Baltimore 40 with 6:07 left, the Broncos took a 9-3 lead on the 50-yarder with 4:02 remaining.
--Field Level Media