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Lamar Jackson, Justin Tucker lead Ravens to victory over Titans

Lamar Jackson leads Baltimore Ravens to victory over Tennessee Titans with a touchdown pass and Justin Tucker's six field goals.

In a thrilling game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the Baltimore Ravens emerged victorious with a 24-16 win over the Tennessee Titans. Lamar Jackson showcased his skills in his international debut, throwing a touchdown pass and leading the team with 62 rushing yards. However, it was Justin Tucker who stole the spotlight, going a perfect 6-for-6 on field goal attempts, including a long of 41 yards.

The Ravens' offense had several explosive plays, including a 70-yard punt return by Devin Duvernay. Despite these big plays, they struggled to convert them into touchdowns, with many drives stalling deep in Titans territory. Nevertheless, rookie receiver Zay Flowers scored his first NFL touchdown on a 10-yard pass from Jackson, extending the Ravens' lead to 15-3.

The Titans appeared sluggish early on, possibly due to their late arrival in London. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was replaced by Malik Willis in the third quarter after sustaining an injury. Tannehill finished the game with 76 passing yards on 8-of-16 completions.

Tennessee found their rhythm in the second half, with Derrick Henry's 15-yard touchdown run cutting the Ravens' lead to 18-13. Henry also had a spectacular 63-yard run earlier in the game, but the Titans settled for a field goal on that drive. Henry finished the game with 97 rushing yards on 12 carries.

The Titans' momentum was halted when Geno Stone intercepted a deep pass intended for Chig Okonkwo. Baltimore's defense stood strong, preventing the Titans from capitalizing on the turnover. Tucker added his fifth field goal of the game, extending the Ravens' lead to 21-13. He later made his sixth field goal to complete an 11-play, 71-yard drive in the fourth quarter.

Although Nick Folk's third field goal of the game made it a one-score game, the Ravens secured the victory by recovering the ensuing onside kick.

The Ravens' offense was efficient in the first half, scoring on five of their six possessions. However, they settled for field goals instead of touchdowns, which became a concern in the second half when they struggled to sustain drives. Additionally, the Ravens allowed their first rushing touchdown of the season, highlighting a potential area of improvement for their defense.

In terms of individual performances, Folk's three field goals under 40 yards tied the NFL record for most consecutive kicks from that distance, previously held by Tucker. Folk's streak began six years ago, while Tucker set the record from 2016 to 2020. Folk's 38-yard field goal late in the game sealed the victory for the Ravens.

Before kickoff, a moment of silence was interrupted by shouts of "free Palestine." The stadium announcer acknowledged the recent terror attack in Israel and called for a moment of silence to honor the lives lost.

In terms of injuries, the Ravens lost DE Brent Urban to a neck injury, while CB Kevon Seymour was ruled out with an ankle injury. LB Malik Harrison was being evaluated for a concussion. The Titans had WR Chris Moore and TE Josh Whyle being evaluated for concussions as well.

The Titans will now have a bye week before hosting the Atlanta Falcons in Week 8.

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