Baltimore Ravens defense plays exceptionally well, Sunday night, to overcome Lamar Jackson’s disappointing performance against the Cleveland Browns. Although the Ravens defeated the Browns, 16-10, Jackson made history again. He was the first quarterback in eight years to win a game after throwing four interceptions, per ESPN.
“I’m hot,” Jackson said. “I feel like those drives, when the interceptions came, we could’ve done something on those drives. We could’ve put points on the board.”
Jackson then tapped his chest: “I just told my team, ‘That’s me. I owe y’all.'”
Sunday night, Jackson threw a career-high four interceptions, and the majority of the picks came from under being pressure. Towards the end of the first half is where former MVP seemed to struggle the most. Three of his final five passes of the quarter were intercepted and the final interception was thrown in the fourth quarter intended for tight end Mark Andrews.
The Ravens defense was able to hold the Browns offense to three points off the turnovers. While Jackson was fortunate he does admit it was an off day and the Browns defense made great plays on the ball.
“I mean, it’s one game that it happened,” Jackson said. “They just made great plays on those interceptions. It wasn’t like I was throwing it right to them.”
Baltimore Ravens defense is an asset
The latest defeat of the Tennesse Titans by the New England Patriots has moved the Raven’s to the top seed with six games remaining. The last two games were won predominately due to Raven’s defense stepping up. Last week, the backup Tyler Huntley and that defense were able to hold off the Chicago Bears, 16-13.
The defense also held the NFL’s top rushing attack to 40 yards on the ground. They forced three turnovers and constantly pressured Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.
“I think it’s pretty obvious that [Jackson has] done some special things [and] won us a lot of games, sometimes almost by himself,” Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey said. “If you look at the top five quarterbacks in the league, no one has a great game every time. So, for us to pick him up, it was just special — and to end the game on defense.”