Ravens fall to third place after Panthers loss

Posted at 5:28 PM, Oct 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-28 18:33:29-04

The Baltimore Ravens dropped Sunday's game to the Carolina Panthers 36-21.

Baltimore started with a 7-0 lead, following an Alex Collins 11-yard touchdown run on the games opening drive.

Carolina however would go onto score 24 unanswered points, that included an Alex Collins fumble and two Joe Flacco interceptions.

For his part, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton threw for two touchdowns and also rushed for one.

Rookie University of Maryland alum D.J. Moore contributed five catches and 90-yards for Carolina.

The Ravens would not again score until late in the third quarter, when Flacco connected with Buck Allen for a 9-yard touchdown pass, that Carolina quickly responded to with a touchdown of their own.

If there was one positive, it was late in the fourth quarter, with the Ravens down 36-14. Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson connected with fellow rookie tight end Hayden Hurst for a 26-yard touchdown. The play was Jackson's first career regular season touchdown pass and Hurst's first career regular season touchdown reception.

With Sunday's loss, the Ravens fall to .500 on the season at 4-4, and third in the AFC North Division behind Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. 

The Ravens will however have a chance to make up some ground over the following few weeks. Next Sunday the Ravens will host the Steelers for a 1:05 afternoon game, before a bye week which will be followed by another home game against the Bengals.