Ravens hold off Titans’ comeback bid in London


The Baltimore Ravens earned a 24-16 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in the final NFL London game of the 2023 season. The Ravens defense dominated the game, forcing four turnovers and sacking Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill five times. Justin Tucker kicked six field goals for the Ravens, who improved to 4-2 and moved into a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers atop the AFC North division.


Ravens build early lead

The Ravens started the game with a bang, as Lamar Jackson connected with Odell Beckham Jr for a 75-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage. The Titans responded with a field goal by Randy Bullock, but the Ravens added two more field goals by Tucker to make it 13-3 after the first quarter.

The second quarter was more of the same, as the Ravens defense continued to harass Tannehill and force him into mistakes. The Titans had two turnovers in Ravens territory, one on a fumble by Derrick Henry and another on an interception by Marlon Humphrey. Tucker added two more field goals before halftime, giving the Ravens an 18-3 lead.

Titans rally in third quarter

The Titans came out of the locker room with more urgency and energy, and quickly cut into the Ravens’ lead. Tannehill led a 75-yard drive that ended with a 12-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown, making it 18-10. The Ravens went three-and-out on their next possession, and the Titans capitalized with another field goal by Bullock, making it 18-13.

The momentum seemed to be shifting in favor of the Titans, but then disaster struck. Tannehill suffered an ankle injury on a sack by Calais Campbell, and had to be carted off the field. He was replaced by second-year quarterback Malik Willis, who had never thrown a pass in an NFL game before.

Ravens seal the win

The Ravens defense did not let up on Willis, who struggled to move the ball against the pressure and coverage. The Ravens added two more field goals by Tucker in the fourth quarter, extending their lead to 24-13. The Titans managed to score a late touchdown on a 4-yard run by Henry, but failed to recover the onside kick. The Ravens ran out the clock and celebrated their win in front of a sellout crowd at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Ravens improved to 4-2 and moved into a tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers atop the AFC North division. The Titans fell to 2-4 and remained in third place in the AFC South division. The Ravens will return to Baltimore to host the Cincinnati Bengals next week, while the Titans will travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts.

By Kane Wilson

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