For the first time this season, over half a season at that, the New England Patriots vaunted, dominant defense looked normal as the Baltimore Ravens picked them apart on Sunday night to win 37-20. Keyed by the play of quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Ravens handed the Pats their first loss of the season.
The 22-year old might not have had the traditional QB game, but he racked up over 200 yards of total offense (61 rushing and 163 yards throwing). He had one touchdown pass, while running back Mark Ingram, who ran for 116 yards total, had a TD run for 53 yards at one stage. The Patriots ended up giving up four total touchdowns to the Ravens offense in the game, the same number that they had allowed in the previous eight games combined. As a result of the win, the Ravens are now 6-2, virtually a game behind the Patriots in the AFC home-field race. The loss for the Pats also means that the NFL’s last unbeaten team is the San Francisco 49ers, who are at 8-0.