Ravens fall to Chiefs in back and forth overtime game

Ravens fall to Chiefs in back and forth overtime game
Posted at 6:01 PM, Dec 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-09 19:45:37-05

The Ravens fell to the Chiefs 27-24 in overtime on Sunday in a back and forth contest in Kansas City.

Baltimore almost lost the game late in the fourth quarter, after Chiefs defender Justin Houston sacked Lamar Jackson, causing him to fumble and turn the ball over to Kansas City.

The Chiefs offense however was unable to capitalize as kicker Harrison Butker missed a last second 43-yard field goal, forcing the game into overtime.

On the games opening possession in overtime, the Chiefs converted on a 35-yard field goal, for which the Ravens were unable to answer.

The result is especially a tough one for a Ravens team that held a 24-17 lead late into the fourth quarter, after Jackson was able to connect with John Brown on a 9-yard touchdown pass, made possible by a significant punt return by Baltimore native Cyrus Jones.

It wasn't enough to hold quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the AFC best Chiefs down. With less than a minute left in regulation, Kansas City responded with a miraculous 48-yard fourth down conversion, that ultimately led to a game tying 5-yard touchdown pass to Damien Williams.

In total Lamar Jackson threw for two touchdowns, completing 13 of 24 passes. Patrick Mahomes countered by completing 35 out of 53 pass attempts with two touchdowns and an interception. 

Sunday's loss ends Lamar Jackson's undefeated record as a starter as well the Ravens three game winning streak.

Baltimore still currently holds the number six seed in the AFC Wild Card despite having the same 7-6 regular season record as the Dolphins, Colts and Titans.

As it stands now Baltimore also remains in second place in the AFC North Division behind the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Ravens will return home next Monday to face off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who sit in third place in the NFC South.