Ravens beat Rams 16-13, but lose Flacco for season

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Athletics Author

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens received the recreation and dropped their quarterback.

Joe Flacco tore ligaments in his still left knee for the duration of the closing seconds of a sixteen-13 victory above the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

“He tore at the very least his ACL and maybe his MCL as properly,” mentor John Harbaugh mentioned.

The Ravens also misplaced operating back Justin Forsett, who broke equally bones in his right forearm.

Justin Tucker kicked a forty seven-yard discipline aim as time expired to end a blunder-crammed recreation in which the Ravens rallied from a ten-stage deficit.

One closing miscue made a decision the issue: Rams quarterback Circumstance Keenum fumbled when strike by Courtney Upshaw, and teammate Lawrence Man recovered at the St. Louis 41 with fifty four seconds to go.

Flacco moved the Ravens (three-7) to the 29 — injuring his knee together the way — just before Tucker sent the sport-profitable kick.

St. Louis (4-six) dropped 4 fumbles and skipped an added level. In his very first commence of the year, Keenum went 12 for 26 for 136 yards and fumbled 3 times, dropping two.

Baltimore received in spite of committing two turnovers and currently being penalized 10 instances for 137 yards. The Ravens have dropped seven games by a whole of 32 points, but this near a single went their way.

They trailed thirteen-3 before coming again behind Flacco, who went 27 for forty four for 299 yards and a rating.

Both teams experienced a chance to acquire in the closing minutes of regulation. Right after Greg Zuerlein skipped a 52-garden discipline goal with 1:forty one remaining for the Rams, Tucker was wide correct on a 51-yarder with 1:thirteen to go.

Keenum’s pivotal fumble followed.

Keenum was picked as the Rams’ starter on Monday, changing Nick Foles in a shift that mentor Jeff Fisher explained was developed to bolster the offense. The change did not pay out quick dividends.

The Ravens appeared to be doomed by their personal problems till Rams running again Todd Gurley misplaced a fumble at the St. Louis 42. Flacco directed a seven-enjoy drive that ended with a three-property touchdown move to Kamar Aiken with 11:eleven remaining.

A twenty-yard subject goal by Tucker tied it with five:12 to go. The kick capped a seventy six-yard push, highlighted by a forty six-lawn completion to Crockett Gillmore.

The Ravens performed the greater part of the sport with out Forsett, who left in the initial quarter right after currently being driven to the turf by Aaron Donald for a 5-property decline.

Rookie Javorius Allen took over and concluded with 67 yards on 22 carries.

1 sequence in the third quarter summed up the struggle every staff experienced making an attempt to create offense. Keenum and Gurley unsuccessful to execute a handoff, resulting in a Baltimore fumble restoration. Flacco gave it again with a poor move that was intercepted by Trumaine Johnson and returned to the Baltimore forty nine.

3 performs afterwards, Keenum threw a 30-property landing pass to Lance Kendricks for a thirteen-three lead.

Keenum went 3 for ten for 31 yards in the first 50 %, nevertheless the Rams led 7-three regardless of accumulating a meager seventy four yards of offense.

Baltimore created a assortment of problems just before the break, most notably an interception by Flacco and 6 penalties totaling 107 yards.

The Ravens had been flagged for roughing the quarterback on a third-down incompletion, offensive go interference on a 26-yard acquire and unnecessary roughness on a punt return.

And there was this: A 49-lawn penalty for go interference against cornerback Jimmy Smith led to a one-garden touchdown operate for Gurley and a 7- lead.

Baltimore’s only very first-fifty percent factors came following Tavon Austin fumbled a punt to set up a 25-garden subject goal.


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