NFL Game Recap - Cincinnati at Baltimore
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

NYG
14
NE
35
F
CAR
37
TB
26
F
PHI
20
MIN
38
F
WAS
17
MIA
16
F
HOU
31
KC
24
F
NO
13
JAX
6
F
SEA
32
CLE
28
F
CIN
17
BAL
23
F
SF
20
LAR
7
F
ATL
33
ARI
34
F
DAL
22
NYJ
24
F
TEN
0
DEN
16
F
PIT
24
LAC
17
F
DET
22
GB
23
F

Oct 13, 2019, 1:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Cincinnati (0-6)

7

3

0

7

17

Baltimore (4-2)

14

3

3

3

23

Jackson runs, passes Ravens past winless Bengals 23-17
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:42 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) Lamar Jackson presented the Cincinnati Bengals with a can't-win dilemma: Try to prevent the versatile quarterback from running, or stop him from passing?

Turns out, Cincinnati was powerless to do either.

Jackson rambled, shimmied and passed his way through the winless Bengals while guiding the Baltimore Ravens to a 23-17 victory on Sunday.

Alternatingly jutting left and right, up the middle and occasionally toward the sideline, Jackson carried 19 times (including three kneel-downs at the end). His most notable runs were a 36-yarder on the opening drive, a 21-yard score and a 16-yard foray up the middle on a third-and-14 in the fourth quarter.

"I want to win. If I have to run, I do it," Jackson said. "Today, that's what it was. Sometimes I had to pass, sometimes I had to run."

Regardless of where Jackson went, the Bengals (0-6) were usually a step behind.

"It's hard because you got all your skill guys covering down the field, eyes on their man," safety Jesse Bates said. "And then you got the D-line, and they're just rushing against basically a running back. It's pretty tough."

The Bengals (0-6) aren't the only team to struggle against Jackson, although they've had their fair share of problems against the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner.

Jackson now has three career 100-yard rushing games, tied with Billy Kilmer for most by a quarterback in his first two seasons since 1950. Jackson's first 100-yard game came last November against Cincinnati, in his first NFL start.

In this one, Jackson avoided trouble when possible but also took a few hard hits when forced to stay between the hash marks. Each time, he popped up with enthusiasm, ready to do it again.

"The most frustrating thing for the defense is, you got the play covered - and he just finds (space)," Bengals coach Zac Taylor said. "He's an elite athlete. We've played a couple good athletes, (but) he's one of the rarest I've ever seen in person. Just one little crease and he's got 30 yards on you."

Jackson became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to pass for at least 200 yards and rush for 150 in a single game. Tapering off his downfield runs at the end, Jackson finished tantalizingly short of Michael Vick's single-game record of 173 yards rushing by a quarterback.

"Having your name mentioned with his is pretty cool," Jackson said.

Not that placing his name in the NFL record book is all that important for Jackson.

"To his credit, he's all about winning the game," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "Setting records is not what he's thinking about now."

Jackson was also adept when throwing, going 21 for 33 without an interception. But on this day, his legs counted most.

"Lamar was able to get out and run because of the way they were playing," Harbaugh said.

Cincinnati jumped on top when Brandon Wilson took the opening kickoff 92 yards for a score, but Jackson responded quickly. Baltimore (4-2) finished with 497 yards of offense, and the Ravens retained sole possession of first place in the AFC North.

The Bengals, meanwhile, remain in search of their first win under Taylor.

Andy Dalton went 21 for 39 for 235 yards and scored on a 2-yard run with 1:28 left. But Cincinnati failed to a produce an offensive touchdown over the first three quarters in a third straight game.

Baltimore compiled a 212-6 advantage in yardage and an 11-0 margin in first downs during the first quarter. Jackson led the way with 106 yards through the air and 85 on the ground.

The Ravens scored touchdowns on each of their first two possessions, a 21-yard run by Jackson and a 1-yard plunge by Mark Ingram. The quarter ended just before Justin Tucker kicked a 40-yard field goal for a 17-7 lead.

Late in the half, the Bengals moved to the Baltimore 21 before Marlon Humphrey intercepted a deflected pass. The Ravens gave it back when tight end Mark Andrews fumbled while trying to hurdle a defender, and Cincinnati cashed in with a field goal.

RARE OCCURRENCE

Wilson's kickoff return for a touchdown was only the 11th allowed by the Ravens in their existence, and the first since Joe McKnight of the Jets went 107 yards on Oct. 3, 2011. It was also the first opening kick TD in the NFL since Pharoh Cooper's 103-yarder for the Rams against the Jaguars on Oct. 15, 2017. Finally, it was the first by Cincinnati since Bernard Scott against Pittsburgh in 2009.

INJURIES

Bengals: CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) was carted off in the first quarter and did not return. ... G John Miller left in the second quarter with a groin injury. He did not return. ... OT Cordy Glenn (concussion) was inactive for the sixth consecutive week.

Ravens: Rookie WR Marquise Brown and MLB Patrick Onwuasor, the team's leading tackler, were inactive with ankle injuries.

UP NEXT

Bengals: Cincinnati takes another shot at getting its first victory next Sunday in a home matchup with Jacksonville.

Ravens: Baltimore faces the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, the first meeting between the teams on the West Coast since 2011.

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Passing

CIN Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
A. Dalton 39 21 53.8 0 235 29 1 61.4 2
BAL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat Sk
L. Jackson 33 21 63.6 0 236 39 0 84.9 1

Rushing

CIN Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Erickson 1 17 17.0 17 0
J. Mixon 8 10 1.3 3 0
BAL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Jackson 19 152 8.0 36 1
M. Ingram II 13 52 4.0 12 1

Receiving

CIN Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Tate 5 91 18.2 29 0
A. Erickson 4 47 11.8 21 0
BAL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Andrews 6 99 16.5 39 0
M. Boykin 2 28 14.0 18 0

Team Stats Comparison

CIN BAL
Points For 17 23
Total Yards 250 497
Rushing Yards 33 269
Passing Yards 217 228
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/39 21/33
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 18 26
Rushing Touchdowns 1 2
Passing Touchdowns 0 0
Penalties - Yards 4/20 10/81
Time Of Possession 20:18 39:42
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 5/11 9/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/0
Red Zone Conversions/Attempts 1/2 1/2
Sacks Against 2 1
Punts - Average Yards 5/40 2/42
Punt Returns - Average Yards/Punt Return 0/0 1/8
Kickoff Returns - Average Yards/Kickoff Return 3/47 0/0

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter CIN BAL
CIN 0:12 TD Brandon Wilson 92 yd kick return (Randy Bullock kick) 7 0
BAL 3:32 TD Lamar Jackson 21 yd run (Justin Tucker kick) 7 7
BAL 10:59 TD Mark Ingram II 1 yd run (Justin Tucker kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter CIN BAL
BAL 0:12 FG Justin Tucker 40 yd FG 7 17
CIN 14:24 FG Randy Bullock 22 yd FG 10 17
3rd Quarter CIN BAL
BAL 14:58 FG Justin Tucker 49 yd FG 10 20
4th Quarter CIN BAL
BAL 11:14 FG Justin Tucker 21 yd FG 10 23
CIN 13:32 TD Andy Dalton 2 yd run (Randy Bullock kick) 17 23

Game Information

Stadium: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland
Attendance: 70,051
Game Time: 3:12
Weather: