The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 45-6, on Monday Night Football behind five passing touchdowns from quarterback Lamar Jackson.
The Ravens offense attacked quick and often, scoring two touchdowns in the first quarter. Both touchdowns were Marquise Brown receptions from Jackson. Jackson finished the game with 169 passing yards and five touchdowns, while adding 95 yards rushing. The dual threat capabilities of Jackson make him a scoring option on every play.
The Rams were only able to respond with field goals, hitting two of them in the second quarter for their only points of the game. The second quarter was kind to the Ravens; first Mark Ingram rushed for a one-yard touchdown and then Willie Snead caught a seven-yard touchdown pass from Jackson with seconds in the half. Ingram finished with 111 yards rushing, one receiving touchdown and one rushing touchdown.
The second half was all Ravens. Both Ingram and Snead caught seven-yard touchdown passes from Jackson and a Justin Tucker field goal would bring the final score to 45-6. The Ravens improve to 9-2 and close the gap on the Patriots, while the Rams, fresh off a Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, fall to 6-5 and are on pace to miss the playoffs.
Jared Goff finished with 212 yards passing and two interceptions. Four players for the Rams attempted a rush, with the four of them combining to rush for 22 yards. The entire offense was shut down by the underrated Ravens defense, which can hang with the best teams in the league.
The Rams head into week 13 with their postseason aspirations disappearing. Four teams in the NFC have at least eight wins. Even if the Rams win-out, there’s still little hope they reach the playoffs.