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Ravens’ RB turns back the clock vs Chargers’ struggling run defense

BALTIMORE – The Chargers’ running defense continued their struggle against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.

The missing tackle against shifty quarterback Lamar Jackson was expected, but the Chargers’ defense allowed extra yards to the old Baltimore running back, who had struggled this season.

The former Pro Bowl ran behind Latvius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Levon Bell scored a touchdown during the Ravens’ 34-6 win over the Chargers. The Ravens recorded 187 rushing yards and 14 of their 27 first came down to the ground.

“I think we improved in some areas, but it was still those loose yards that they got when they were getting into second and -2 and third and -2, five or six yards down the first. were happening,” Chargers safety Darwin James said of the run defense. “I think we could have been better there. Overall, in terms of defence, there were some highs, but we can definitely be better.”

Freeman had a game-high 53 rushing yards and Jackson contributed 51 yards to the ground. Murray recorded 44 rushing yards and Bell had 18 rushing yards.

The Ravens (5-1) recorded 62 rushing yards on their opening drive, which ended with a 14-yard touchdown run from Murray. Baltimore extended their lead to 14-0 after Bell’s 2-yard rushing score in the second quarter.

The Ravens signed three veteran running backs after season-ending injuries to JK Dobbins, Justice Hill and Gus Edwards. The Chargers (4-2) are allowing a league-worst 162.5 rushing yards per game.

“It’s a really good running team,” said Chargers coach Brandon Staley. “When you factor in Lamarr and what he brings to the game, it’s a really great attack. I thought at times we played well and I thought sometimes we were a little uneven.”

kicker worry

Staley said he is worried about kicker Tristan Vizcano missing his fifth extra-point attempt of the season.

Vizcano’s kick went wide after the Chargers scored his only touchdown against the Ravens in the second quarter.

“I just want to make sure we go back and really attack his fundamentals,” Staley said. “I thought he had a really good week of practice and I think most of his game is confidence. A lot of it is confidence. I think we’re right here with him, just his confidence and setting the rhythm .

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“I think these next two weeks, we’ll learn a lot. We’re going to watch the movie. We’ve got six games of kicks to learn and we’ll see where we go with it. He has the right things mentally. And we need to bounce that back.”

Vizcano missed two extra-point attempts against the Cleveland Browns last week and twice against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3. Vizcaino is 6 out of 7 on field-goal attempts this season, but has not scored a field goal since. week 3.

White’s Two Takeaways

Kazir White became the first Chargers linebacker since Stephen Cooper in 2008 to record two interceptions in the same game.

White’s first interception came in the second quarter when Jackson threw a pass directly at him. Jackson said he did not see White before issuing the pass.

“I thought I was going to leave it, to be honest, because it was so clean,” White said. “But I’m glad he threw it.”

Jackson on interception: “I didn’t see him. If I had seen him, you know I wasn’t throwing him. I threw him right at him. It was a great pass for him. I’m like, ‘Dang !’ Happens, happens.”

The Chargers only managed 26 rushing yards, compared to the Ravens’ 187 rushing yards.

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert was the team’s leading rush with 12 yards. The Ravens included running back Austin Eckler for 7 yards on six carries and 48 yards on four receptions.

With the Chargers trailing 17-0, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi walked away with the game on the field.

“Not much from the game going on today,” Staley said.

Another Herbert Milestone

With 189 passing yards on Sunday, Herbert became the second fastest player to reach 6,000 passing yards to begin his career. Herbert achieved the feat in 21 games, one game less than Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the fastest to reach 6,000 passing yards, doing it in 19 games.

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