The Ravens were in trouble.
Baltimore let a two-touchdown lead evaporate late in the fourth quarter Monday night right after quarterback Lamar Jackson exited Baltimore’s contest against the Cleveland Browns with cramps. But when the Ravens got the ball back and No. 2 quarterback Trace McSorley went down with an apparent leg injury, Jackson sprinted back on the field, lined up and threw his first pass 44 yards to Marquise Brown for a go-ahead touchdown.
The exact cause of the cramps has yet to be announced.
Monday night provided one of the most entertaining games of the 2020 season, resulting in a 47-42 shootout win for the Ravens that ended on a 55-yard field goal off the leg of Justin Tucker with two seconds left. The teams combined for 878 yards of total offense with Jackson leading the way on the stat sheet: 163 passing yards, one passing touchdown, 124 rushing yards, two scores on the ground.
With the win, the Ravens moved to 8-5 on the year to keep pace with the Miami Dolphins for the seventh spot in the AFC playoffs.