Epic 4th Quarter Collapse Costs Ravens Against Giants

The Baltimore Ravens surrendered a 10-point fourth-quarter lead against the New York Giants in Week 6, and they have only themselves to blame. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson turned the ball over twice on his own side of the field in the game's final three minutes to hand the Giants a shocking 24-20 win and drop the Ravens to a 3-3 record. Meanwhile, the New York Giants continued their flabbergasting start to the season, moving to 5-1.

The Ravens outgained the Giants 406 yards to 238 on Sunday, but the game really game down to a single huge mistake. Up three with only three minutes left in the game, Jackson threw an inexcusable interception after a fumbled snap that the Giants returned to the Ravens 13-yard line. Giants running back Saquon Barkley punched it in from there. 

The Ravens got a chance to make up for their blunder on their final drive, down 24-20 with 1:43 left. It didn't last long. Jackson fumbled on the second play due to a sack from rookie pass rusher Kaybon Thibodeaux. The Giants fell on the ball and ran out the clock to secure the stunning upset.

The Giants will be thanking their lucky stars on this one. They had no answers for the Ravens' run game, allowing 211 rushing yards on 24 carries. They couldn't move the ball on offense, netting 155 passing yards on 31 dropbacks and stumbling to only 83 rushing yards on 31 carries. But they never gave up, converting 7/14 third downs and hanging around long enough for the Ravens to shoot themselves in the foot. Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than good.

In Week 7, the Ravens will try to get back on the right track when they host their division rival Cleveland Browns, and the Giants will hope to maintain their good fortune when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

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