BALTIMORE — For 3 quarters, the undermanned Ravens put the clamps on Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans.
By the point if was once all over the place, the superstar operating again and Tennessee would once more head out of Baltimore with an disenchanted victory to savor.
Henry ran for a 29-yard landing with five:21 left in time beyond regulation Sunday to cap any other memorable efficiency towards the Ravens and supply Tennessee with a 30-24 win.
Heading into the fourth quarter, Henry had 44 yards on 18 carries and the Titans trailed 21-13. He completed with 133 yards on 28 carries — his 6th 100-yard sport of the season. His special day additionally put him over 1,000 yards for the 3rd consecutive 12 months.
“You should simply roughly inform as the sport wore directly to the fourth quarter that we have been dressed in on them offensively,” Titans trainer Mike Vrabel mentioned.
It was once paying homage to Henry’s day trip remaining January, when he rambled for 195 yards to hold the Titans to a 28-12 disenchanted of the top-seeded Ravens within the AFC divisional playoff.
“I attempt to do anything else I will be able to when the ball’s in my hand to assist our staff win,” Henry mentioned.
This one did not have the similar win-or-go-home importance, but it surely was once shut.
“It’s a violent sport, a bodily sport, an emotional sport,” Vrabel mentioned.
The tough stare downs and trash speaking started earlier than the sport and carried neatly into time beyond regulation.
“We roughly knew there was once going to be some further stuff entering this sport on account of remaining 12 months,” Titans large receiver Corey Davis mentioned. “We attempted to stay our poise and move in the market and maintain trade.”
After forcing a punt to start out time beyond regulation, Tennessee (7-Three) moved 73 yards on six performs to get again not off course after shedding 3 of its earlier 4 video games.
“I had a ton of self belief that once we were given the ball we have been going to march it down and get in spite of everything zone,” Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill mentioned.
Baltimore (6-Four) has misplaced two directly and 3 of 4. Till the fourth quarter, the Ravens did a tight task of controlling Henry with out injured defensive linemen Calais Campbell (calf) and Brandon Williams (ankle).
“We simply didn’t prevent him,” rookie center linebacker Patrick Queen mentioned. “We’ve been preaching that we need to play all 4 quarters and dominate.”
Tennessee trailed 21-10 early within the 3rd quarter and 21-16 overdue in law earlier than launching a 90-yard force that includes the operating of Henry and a few actual throws by means of Tannehill.
On 3rd down from the Baltimore 14, A. J. Brown stuck a brief cross at the proper aspect and broke 4 tackles earlier than scoring whilst status up with 2:18 left. Tannehill ran within the conversion to make it 24-21.
Lamar Jackson then drove the Ravens to the Tennessee 10 earlier than Justin Tucker kicked a 29-yard box purpose with 15 seconds last to power time beyond regulation.
“We’ve were given to complete drives,” Jackson lamented. “We’ve were given to forestall placing Tuck in the market. We’ve were given to punch it in.”
Jackson went 17 for 29 for 186 yards and J.Okay. Dobbins, seeing essentially the most in depth motion of his first NFL season with Baltimore, ran for 70 yards on 15 carries and scored a second-quarter landing.
Baltimore went up 21-10 early in the second one part on a 31-yard landing cross from Jackson to Mark Andrews.
The Titans used a couple of box targets by means of Stephen Gostkowski to just about 21-16, surroundings the degree for an exhilarating fourth quarter.
“First part, we have been somewhat iffy,” Davis mentioned. “That remaining stretch was once who we’re.”
Baltimore allowed the Titans to march 79 yards for a landing on their opening ownership, however bounced again to take a 14-10 halftime lead.
Henry had most effective 37 yards dashing on 13 carries within the first part. However his large moment part supplied Tennessee with a feel-good feeling heading down the stretch.
“We were given to start out doing issues that may spoil us clear of the pack,” Vrabel mentioned. “As of late was once a really perfect step.”
Baltimore’s Dez Bryant had 4 receptions for 28 yards, all within the 3rd quarter, his first catches in an NFL sport since Dec. 31, 2017, with Dallas. The 32-year-old Bryant closed his occupation with the Cowboys after the 2017 season, tore his Achilles tendon in 2018 and was once inactive remaining season.
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Patrick Mekari began at heart for Baltimore instead of Matt Skura, who had fired a number of errant snaps in every of the former two video games. Mekari did an abundant task of having the ball to Jackson in shotgun and pistol formation. Skura as a substitute was once used at the outdoor of the road.
Titans: LB Jayon Brown left with an elbow harm. … LT Ty Sambrailo left within the fourth quarter right through the pivotal landing force.
Titans: For the second one time in 18 days, Tennessee faces AFC South rival Indianapolis subsequent Sunday.
Ravens: Baltimore has an AFC North matchup with unbeaten Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving night time.
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