Ravens win third game in a row, defeat Falcons 26-16

Ravens win third game in a row, defeat Falcons 26-16
Posted at 5:00 PM, Dec 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-02 17:00:11-05

The Baltimore Ravens have won three games in a row and are now 7-5 on the season after a 26-16 road win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

In the absence of Joe Flacco, Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson is now 3-0 in as many career starts.

Baltimore fell behind after allowing an Atlanta field goal in the games opening drive. The Ravens quickly responded with a Lamar Jackson 13 yard touchdown run. Atlanta would never regain the lead.

In the middle of the third quarter Baltimore experienced a brief scare, when Jackson left the game to undergo the NFL's concussion protocol after being inadvertently kicked in the head by teammate Ronnie Stanley. 

Before Jackson would return, backup quarterback Robert Griffin III stepped in for one Ravens possession which ended in a Justin Tucker field goal that extended Baltimore's lead at the time to 16-10.

The Ravens defense shut down Matt Ryan and the high powered Falcons offense allowing only 10 points. Baltimore was able to sack Ryan three times including a forced fumble that was recovered by Tavon Young and returned for a touchdown.

With the win and the Colts and Dolphins both losing, Baltimore maintains the AFC's second wild card, while also remaining in second place in the AFC North Division.

Next Sunday the Ravens will head to Kansas City to square off against the Chiefs for a 1 p.m. contest.