Lamar Jackson leads Ravens’ dramatic comeback after missing most of fourth quarter with cramps

Lamar Jackson briefly exited Monday night’s recreation in opposition to the Browns just after struggling cramps. Jackson, who rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns prior to leaving the recreation in the fourth quarter, was changed by Trace McSorley with the Ravens ahead by six points. The Ravens rapidly fell behind without Jackson, nevertheless, as Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield gave the Browns the guide on a five-property operate with 6:33 remaining. 

Right after nearly two entire possessions on the bench, Jackson returned to the recreation with two minutes remaining just after McSorley remaining the field with a knee personal injury. Dealing with a fourth-and-four on the Browns’ forty four-property-line, Jackson ran to his appropriate ahead of hitting a extensive open Marquise Brown for the go-ahead rating. J.K. Dobbins, who scored a landing before in the 50 percent, converted on Baltimore’s ensuing two-stage consider to give Baltimore a 42-35 guide with one:fifty one remaining. 

“I didn’t pull a Paul Pierce,” explained Jackson, who alluded to the former NBA star’s bizarre exit for the duration of the 2008 NBA Finals. “I was cramping.” 

Jackson, who threw for 163 yards though operating for 124 a lot more, done four passes for 38 yards on the game’s last possession. Jackson established up Justin Tucker’s 55-property field objective with two seconds remaining, as the Ravens remaining Cleveland with an unbelievable 47-42 gain. 

“I was cramping,” Jackson informed ESPN’s Lisa Salters just after the recreation. “I had to get some IVs in me for the chilly, and we came back with the victory. I was striving to appear back. I was stretching. I observed what was going on. They were being coming back.”

Jackson, just after acquiring therapy for the duration of the Ravens’ initial possession of the initial quarter, was back on the sideline just after the Ravens received the ball back with 6:29 remaining and trailing by a stage. Jackson, who didn’t re-enter the recreation right up until McSorley sustained an personal injury on the drive’s eighth play, explained that he was going to go back into the recreation no matter of the personal injury. 

“I was continue to coming in no issue what,” explained Jackson, who returned to the recreation with a wrap masking his higher forearm. “It truly is gain or go home for us. We’ve received to gain.” 

With the gain, the eight-5 Ravens continue being firmly entrenched in the AFC playoff image. They are currently in a two-way battle with the eight-5 Dolphins for the AFC’s seventh and final playoff location.