Lamar Jackson leads the Ravens previous the 49ers in a showdown of the highest 2 groups

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Lamar Jackson threw two landing passes in a span of 18 seconds within the third quarter and the Baltimore Ravens intercepted Brock Purdy 4 occasions in a 33-19 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Monday evening.

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Jackson and the Ravens (12-3) turned a extremely anticipated matchup between the highest two groups within the NFL right into a lopsided win with sturdy performances on each side of the ball.

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Kyle Hamilton and the defence set the tone early by intercepting Purdy on three of the primary 4 drives of the sport for the 49ers (11-4) earlier than Jackson began to take over the sport.

He scrambled 30 yards to arrange a subject objective on the ultimate play of the primary half to offer the Ravens a 16-12 lead after which helped put the sport away early within the third quarter.

After Baltimore compelled a punt on the opening drive of the second half, Jackson capped a drive by throwing a 6-yard landing cross to Nelson Agholor.

Purdy then was intercepted by Patrick Queen on the subsequent play from scrimmage. Jackson instantly turned that into one other rating with a 9-yard TD cross to Zay Flowers that made it 30-12.

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Jackson threw for 252 yards, ran for 45 extra and vaulted previous Purdy to turn out to be the MVP favorite, based on FanDuel Sportsbook. His solely actual mishap got here when he bought known as for intentional grounding ultimately zone after almost tripping over the umpire, resulting in a security within the first quarter.

Purdy had his roughest sport as a professional, turning into the primary 49ers quarterback to throw 4 interceptions in a sport since Colin Kaepernick in 2015, including just a few extra close to interception and being unable to generate the massive performs that made him the league’s most effective quarterback coming into the sport.

Purdy completed 18 for 32 for 255 yards earlier than getting changed by Sam Darnold after getting a stinger within the fourth quarter.

San Francisco’s different MVP candidate fared much better with operating again Christian McCaffrey operating for 102 yards and a TD and including 28 yards receiving. He set a franchise document along with his eighth straight sport with a minimum of 100 yards from scrimmage.

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This marquee matchup marked the second time ever that the groups with sole possession of one of the best document in every convention performed in Week 16 or later.

Each groups stay on prime of their conferences. The Niners are in a three-way tie with Philadelphia and Detroit for one of the best document within the NFC and might nonetheless clinch the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye with wins of their remaining two video games.

The Ravens remained a sport forward of Miami for one of the best document within the AFC and might clinch the No. 1 seed with a win subsequent week towards the Dolphins.


Ravens: Hamilton (knee) left the sport within the fourth quarter and didn’t return. … G Kevin Zeitler (thigh) and RT Patrick Mekari (head harm) additionally left within the second half.

49ers: LT Trent Williams (groin) left the sport within the third quarter. … T Jaylon Moore (concussion) and LG Aaron Banks (toe) additionally left with accidents within the second half.


Ravens: Host Miami on Sunday.

49ers: Go to Washington on Sunday.

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