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5 must-see moments from the Ravens' win over the Raiders, including Terrell Suggs' 43-yard touchdown

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5 must-see moments from the Ravens' win over the Raiders, including Terrell Suggs' 43-yard touchdown

The Baltimore Ravens (6-5) hosted the Oakland Raiders (2-9) Sunday and earned a much-needed win in exciting fashion.

Here are five must-see moments from the 34-17 win.

1. Terrell Suggs scores 43-yard touchdown

It's not often you see the big man take it to the house, but Terrell Suggs did just that Sunday.

After Matthew Judon strip-sacked Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, Suggs headed 43 yards to the end zone for the first time in ten years.

“It seemed like it took me forever to get there,” Suggs said jokingly. “In high school, I could do it over and over. After that one, I was kind of gassed.”

The 36-year-old played running back in high school, but his teammates and head coach said he'll be working on his ball security at practice this week.


2. Matthew Judon's three consecutive sacks

Linebacker Matthew Judon has been a force for the Ravens defense all season long, and on Sunday he achieved something that hasn't been done since Week 15 of the 2006 season.

It was three plays and three sacks for Judon who leads the team in sacks at six. The last player to find the quarterback on three-consecutive plays was Packers' Cullen Jenkins back in 2006.

Once Judon hit three sacks, he decided he had done enough work for the day and headed for the tunnel.


3. Cyrus Jones' 70-yard punt return touchdown

Cornerback Cyrus Jones became a hometown hero against the Raiders after returning a punt 70 yards for a touchdown and putting the Ravens up 10-7 early in the second quarter.

A Baltimore native, Jones attended high school at Gilman before playing college ball at Alabama and was selected in the second-round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. Since September, Jones has gone back-and-forth between the Ravens and Patriots' practice squads, but his first NFL touchdown happened right where he wanted it to. 

“To do it in Baltimore, that’s a life-long dream in front of my hometown,” Jones said. “I mean it’s an unbelievable feeling. I’ve been through a lot. I can’t really put it into words. I’m going to sit back and relish it for this night and get back to work on the next week.”

The last time a Ravens returned a punt for a touchdown was more than a year ago.


4. Jackson to Andrews for 74 yards

The Ravens' rookies have not disappointed in their first season, and this highlight has to make fans feel very good about the future in Baltimore.

Rookie quarterback, Lamar Jackson, faked the handoff and instead found rookie tight end, Mark Andrews, for a 74-yard gain.

It probably would have been a touchdown had Andrews kept his eyes ahead.


5. Crabtree scores TD against former team

The Raiders chose to move on from Michael Crabtree in the offseason after spending two seasons with the team in favor of signing Jordy Nelson. Crabtree found a new home with the Ravens not shortly after and got sweet revenge against his former team Sunday with an 8-yard touchdown on third-and-goal.

Crabtree finished the day with three receptions for 21 yards and that one touchdown, but it's all love between Crabtree and the Raiders. 

"I have nothing against the Raiders. As a matter of fact, I love the Raiders," Crabtree said postgame. "I love them all. I love the guy upstairs, Mark Davis. I have nothing but love for him. Ain’t no bad blood between anybody, I just go out here and play ball.”

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Lamar Jackson passes more but run game reigns supreme in win over Raiders

Lamar Jackson passes more but run game reigns supreme in win over Raiders

Lamar Jackson's NFL start in Week 11 against the Cincinnati Bengals was one of the most anticipated game of the season for the Baltimore Ravens.

But even more anticipated was how the first-round pick would follow up on the record-making win in his second start against the Oakland Raiders. 

After going 13-of-19 for 150 yards in the air and rushing for 117 yards on 27 attempts Week 11,  Jackson and the Ravens made it clear that the first-round pick can, and will, throw the ball more in Week 12. 

That promise was kept as Jackson was 14-of-25 for 178 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions finding Mark Andrews, John Brown, Hayden Hurst, Michael Crabtree and Nick Boyle along the way.

But the rushing game still reigned supreme for the Ravens in the 34-17 win.

Running back Gus 'the bus' Edwards recorded 100+ rushing yards for the second straight week, finishing the day with 23 rushing attempts for 118 yards while trade deadline acquisition, Ty Montgomery, saw his fair share of action with eight rushing attempts for 51 yards.

During the second-half of the game, the Ravens committed to sticking with what Jackson has been the most comfortable, and successful with, and that's taking matters into his own hands.

Jackson finished the day with 11 rushing attempts for 71 yards and one rushing touchdown with his long coming in at 39 yards. He now has the most rushing yards (192) by a quarterback in his first two consecutive starts in the Super Bowl Era, per ESPN Stats & Info.

It was another solid day for the rookie in what was head coach John Harbaugh's 100th career win. 

Now as the Ravens head to Atlanta in Week 13 to take on the Falcons, the team is faced with an interesting dilemma as Joe Flacco is nearing a return from a hip injury sustained in Week 9.

Nonetheless, the Ravens must feel confident in the options they have after a total team win. 

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Ravens vs. Raiders Week 12: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

Ravens vs. Raiders Week 12: Date, time, TV channel, live stream, how to watch

The Baltimore Ravens (5-5) get set to host Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders (2-8) in an important AFC matchup.

Under John Harbaugh, the Ravens are 4-2 against Oakland, including a 2-1 record at home. The Ravens hold an all-time 7-3 record against the Raiders in the regular season with a 5-1 record at home. The last time the Ravens and Raiders met was just last year when the Ravens won 30-17 in Oakland. 

Before Sunday's game, here's everything you need to know.

Action Jackson

Lamar Jackson has earned his second start for the Ravens as Joe Flacco continues to deal with a hip injury. Last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals, Jackson was 13-of-19 for 150 yards in the air and rushed for 117 yards on 27 attempts. Jackson will try to follow up on his solid NFL start against a Raiders defense that ranked 30th in the league in points heading into Week 12.

And for those of you who are concerned about his 27 rushing attempts Sunday; yes, Lamar can and will throw the ball down the field going forward. 

"Yeah, we're going to throw the ball more down the road," head coach John Harbaugh passionately said Monday. "All this veiled stuff, `Is he really a thrower?' I got news for you: He's a thrower. He's a quarterback. I don't appreciate the insinuation of the question. Lamar Jackson is a quarterback."

Jackson, too, is hoping he can get the ball to his receivers more but has a whatever it takes mentality when it comes to closing out a game.

“No, I don’t take it personally. I know I can throw," Jackson said Wednesday. "You guys know I can throw. But we won the game, that’s what it’s about. We have to win the game. I ran 27 times – even though I didn’t try to – but we did whatever it took to win. Hopefully, I’m going to start throwing the ball more. The gameplan is coming up, and we’re going to be throwing the ball. They’re going to see.”

That versatility Jackson brings makes it hard for opposing teams to prepare for. Even Raiders head coach Jon Gruden admitted so.

"He's tough to prepare for," Gruden said Wednesday. "You don't know what plays they're running and you don't know what he's going to do, but you do know what he's capable of doing and it's scary."

Crabtree faces off against his old team

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree will be reunited Sunday with the team he spent his 2015-17 seasons with. Recording 232 receptions for 2,543 yards and 25 touchdowns during that span, Crabtree is looking at Sunday's game like it's any other matchup.

“[It’s the] next game," Crabtree said Wednesday. "We’re on the end of a stretch right here, so every game counts for us. The next game is the Raiders.”

The Raiders will be short on weapons against the Ravens as Martavis Bryant has been ruled out with a knee injury and Jordy Nelson is questionable with a knee injury as well.

“Yes, it will definitely be a fun game for him," linebacker C.J. Mosley said Wednesday. "I hope he draws a lot of plays to get him some big yards and get him some touchdowns. I’m sure in the back of his head, he’ll want to make a couple plays going against his former team.”

Click here for the Ravens-Raiders full injury report.

Building Momentum

The Ravens came away with the win in their most critical game of the season last Sunday, and now it's time to start building some momentum. 

Their 24-21 win over the Bengals pushed them into the No. 2 spot in the AFC North and has them sitting in the sixth and final Wild Card spot. But that spot will be up for grabs over the next six games, and a win against an AFC team could prove beneficial down the road.

According to the New York Times' NFL Playoff Simulator, the Ravens have a 40% chance of making the playoffs and a 5% chance of winning the division.

Harbaugh told reporters Monday that even with the up and down season, the dynamic within the locker room has not changed,

"It’s the same dynamic. Nothing changes," Harbaugh said. "That doesn’t mean anything. I don’t care what seed you are. You have a five-way tie at 5-5 for sixth place [after] Week, what, 10? There are six more games to play. It will be determined in the next six weeks. Nothing is over, so all of you guys who counted us out, we aren’t out. We’re not dead. Sorry. And anybody who thinks that we have it clinched, no. No way. It’s going to be the teams that play the best, the teams that play the best football the next six weeks starting this week, and that’s going to be our focus. Our focus is going to be to win this game this week. That’s all we can do."

Ravens vs. Raiders Week 12 How to Watch:

Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders

What: Week 12 regular season

When: Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET

Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.

TV Channel: CBS

Live Stream: Watch Now with fuboTV - Try free trial

Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 and 98Rock

Weather: 55 degrees, mostly sunny

Ravens 2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Week 1: Sun., 9/9. Ravens vs. Bills. Win, 47-3 (1-0)

Week 2: Thur., 9/13 Ravens at Bengals. Loss, 34-23 (1-1)

Week 3: Sun., 9/23 Ravens vs. Broncos. Win, 27-14 (2-1)

Week 4: Sun., 9/30 Ravens at Steelers. Win, 26-14 (3-1)

Week 5: Sun., 10/7 Ravens at Browns. Loss, 12-9 (3-2)

Week 6: Sun., 10/14 Ravens at Titans. Win, 21-0 (4-2)

Week 7: Sun., 10/21 vs. Saints, 4:05 p.m. Loss, 24-23 (4-3)

Week 8: Sun., 10/28 @ Panthers, 1:00 p.m. Loss 36-21 (4-4)

Week 9: Sun., 11/4 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m. Loss 23-16 (4-5)

Week 10:  BYE week

Week 11: Sun., 11/18 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m. Win 24-21 (5-5)

Week 12: Sun., 11/25 vs. Raiders, 1:00 p.m.

Week 13: Sun., 12/2 @ Falcons, 1:00 p.m.

Week 14: Sun., 12/9 @ Chiefs, 1:00 p.m.

Week 15: Sun., 12/16 vs. Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m.

Week 16: Sat., 12/22 @ Chargers, 8:20 p.m. ET

Week 17: Sun., 12/30 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.

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