Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jason Myers (2) boots a winning field goal in the final moments of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Baltimore. Jacksonville won 22-20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Kicker Justin Myers made a 53-yard field goal to lift the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 22-20 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 15 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
Baltimore (2-7) led the game, 20-19, with less than a minute left, but the Jaguars were able to reach midfield with about eight seconds left on the game clock. The Jaguars (3-6) had no timeouts left and rushed to get a play off, barely snapping the ball before the final second rolled off the clock. Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles actually tripped on the play but was able to get back up and wildly scrambled around in the pocket before he was sacked by Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil, in what initially appeared to be the game-winning tackle for the Ravens.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Chris Givens, center, scores a touchdown against Jacksonville Jaguars free safety Josh Evans in the second half an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
But game officials called an illegal hands-to-the-facemask penalty on Dumervil, giving the Jaguars a free 15 yards and an extra play with no time on the clock. With the extra 15 yards, Jacksonville had the ball at the Ravens’ 34-yard line, setting up the game-winning 53-yard field goal that Myers successfully converted for the shocking victory.
Dumervil’s untimely penalty was just one of many self-inflicted mistakes that Baltimore made during the game. After a red-hot start in the first half, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco made three straight turnovers to start the third quarter, including back-to-back interceptions and fumbling after being sacked. Ravens punt returner Jeremy Ross also muffed a punt in the fourth quarter.
With so many Ravens turnovers in the second half, Jacksonville was able to put together a 19-14 lead in the fourth quarter. But Baltimore reclaimed the lead, 20-19, after Flacco tossed a touchdown pass to receiver Chris Givens midway through the fourth quarter. It was Flacco’s third touchdown of the game; he tossed two touchdown passes in the first half to help the Ravens take a 14-10 lead into halftime.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore, right, makes a touchdown catch in the first half an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Flacco completed 34 of 45 pass attempts for 316 yards and a 98.0 passer rating. He completed passes to 10 different Ravens receivers.
Kamar Aiken led all Ravens receivers with seven catches for 73 yards. Tight ends Crockett Gilmore and Maxx Williams both had solid performances; Gilmore caught four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown and Williams had four receptions for 41 yards, including 21-yard touchdown catch.
Bortles led Jacksonville with two touchdown throws and 188 passing yards on 22 of 45 pass attempts completed. Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon ran for 61 yards on 18 carries.
Next: The Ravens will host the St. Louis Rams at M&T Bank Stadium on Nov. 22.