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Ravens route Raiders, improve record to 6-5

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Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 17:40:15-05

The Ravens decisively won their second game in a row on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium, improving their season record to 6-5.

Stepping in for the injured Joe Flacco for a second consecutive week, rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson led the team to a 34-17 win over the Oakland Raiders. The former Heisman Trophy winner is now undefeated in two career starts.

Baltimore fell behind 7-0 in the games opening drive after Raiders running back Doug Martin rushed for a one yard touchdown.

The Ravens fought back, taking a 13-7 lead in the second quarter following a 47 yard Justin Tucker field goal and a 70 yard punt return for a touchdown by Maryland native Cyrus Jones. After a Raiders field goal, Baltimore went into half time leading 13-10.

Baltimore would go onto blow the game open in the second half. Jackson began the third quarter with a five yard touchdown run. The Ravens then followed that up with two fourth quarter touchdowns, that came on an eight yard reception by Michael Crabtree and a 43 yard fumble recovery by Terrell Suggs.

Also in his second career start, undrafted rookie running back Gus Edwards ended up with over 100 rushing yards for a second straight game. He and Jackson combined for 189 total rushing yards.

With Sunday's win Baltimore maintains the sixth seed in the AFC wildcard and second place in the North Division.

Next week, the Ravens head south to face off against the Atlanta Falcons.