In the third quarter, with Kansas City leading 35-24, Mahomes avoided parrying the pass, but collided with a defender soon after. He threw the ball to Kelce as he fell, but the corner Tavon Young jumped forward and stopped the ball. Baltimore scored a goal five games later. Coach Andy Reid said he would prefer Mahomes to have a sack in this situation, but he has seen him avoid similar situations.
“You don’t want him to throw them away, but he made some plays while he was doing it,” Reid said. “In that case, he probably wants to get it back.”
Kansas City’s defense allowed Baltimore to run for 251 yards, a performance Reid owes to the defenders’ inability to come off the blocks and tackle poorly. Near the end of the fourth quarter, they allowed Jackson a 14-game driving arrangement that resulted in Jackson rushing for a one-yard touchdown.
With the score 36-35, Kansas City’s attack took the opportunity to break into the shooting range, but Clyde Edwards-Helaire running back gave the Ravens the ball. Jackson converted his fourth down attempt to secure the win.
After losing in overtime to the Las Vegas Raiders last Monday, the Ravens face a suitable schedule for the next month, with two of their next three opponents the rebuilding Detroit Lions and quarterback Carson Wentz the Indianapolis Colts suffering from a potentially serious ankle. Injury against the Los Angeles Rams. But for now, Jackson and his teammates are happy that they got over their Kryptonite no matter how it’s done.
“Whether you win or lose, quarterback or not, it’s always ‘This is Lamar, this is Lamar,'” said corner player Marlon Humphrey. “It’s really big for him. I’m happy he got that zero, oh and whatever, off his plate, and he’s really happy as a unit.”