Jets vs. Ravens final score: Lamar Jackson embarrasses New York in blowout win

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Lamar Jackson and the Ravens overwhelmed the Jets on Thursday in a 42-21 victory in which Jackson sat for much of the final quarter.

Baltimore (12-2) rushed for 218 yards against a New York defense that entered as the best run-prevention unit in the NFL. Jackson carried eight times for 86 yards, in the process breaking Michael Vick’s single-season rushing record for quarterbacks. He also tied his career high with five touchdown passes as he continued to impress in all facets.

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With the victory, the Ravens clinched the AFC North and moved closer to securing home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. One more win and they are guaranteed to host the conference championship game, should they make it that far.

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With the defeat, the Jets (5-9) sealed a fourth consecutive losing season. They played from behind for most of the game and hurt themselves with mistakes (two turnovers and a missed field goal kick) and wasted opportunities.

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Sporting News tracked live scoring updates and highlights from Ravens vs. Jets on “Thursday Night Football” Week 15. Here’s how Baltimore won:

Jets vs. Ravens final score

  Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F
Ravens  13 7 14 7 42
Jets 0 7 0 14 21

Highlights, analysis from ‘Thursday Night Football’

Final: Ravens 42, Jets 21

11:09 p.m. — Griffin indeed enters the game for the Ravens to replace Jackson.

11:06 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Jets. Darnold and Crowder link up for a score for the second time tonight. 2-point conversion is good. 42-21, Jets.

11:04 p.m. — The Jets quickly advance to the red zone. Even if they score, though, it appears Jackson’s night is done. Robert Griffin III is warming up on the sideline.

10:58 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Ravens. An immediate response by Baltimore restores order. Jackson slings his fifth touchdown pass of the game, which ties his career high. 42-13, Ravens.

10:50 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Jets. New York blocks a punt and returns it for a TD. That came out of nowhere. Extra point is no good. 35-13, Ravens.

10:38 p.m. — Only real question as the fourth quarter begins: How much longer does Jackson need to stay in?

End of third quarter: Ravens 35, Jets 7

10:34 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Ravens. Lamar Jackson now has four touchdown passes. This one went to Seth Roberts. Another dominant, MVP-worthy performance. 35-7, Ravens.

10:19 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Ravens. The Ravens, ruthless as ever, go for the throat with a deep ball from Jackson to Marquise Brown, who barely manages to drag his second foot to secure the score. 28-7, Ravens.

10:16 p.m. — FUMBLE. Darnold gets stripped inside his own 40. Baltimore recovers.

10:04 p.m. — No dice for New York. Adam Gase’s squad punts the ball right back.

10 p.m. — The Ravens punt, and the Jets get a chance to cut into their deficit.

9:57 p.m. — The second half is underway. Baltimore in possession.

Halftime: Ravens 21, Jets 7

9:42 p.m. — The Jets get the ball back via punt and move the ball past midfield, but Darnold is intercepted.

9:32 p.m. — Turnover on downs. Can’t fault the Jets for being aggressive and going for it, but that’s a crucial missed opportunity after moving the ball well down the field.

9:28 p.m. — Two-minute warning.

9:25 p.m. — Darnold has settled into this game nicely. He’s stringing together third-down conversions and has moved the Jets into the red zone.

9:13 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Ravens. Jackson connects with Mark Andrews for the score. 2-point conversion is successful.  21-7, Ravens.

9:05 p.m. — The Ravens have run the ball 10 times for 106 yards so far. Entering play, the Jets defense had allowed just 3 yards per carry.

9 p.m. —   TOUCHDOWN, Jets. After dropping a sure-touchdown one play before, Crowder makes amends. 13-7, Ravens.

8:58 p.m. — Darnold completes a 41-yard pass to Jamison Crowder.

End of first quarter: Ravens 13, Jets 0

8:47 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Ravens. Jackson throws to a wide-open Miles Boykin. Extra point is no good. 13-0, Ravens.

8:47 p.m. — Jackson is up to 52 yards rushing in the first quarter.

8:45 p.m. — Huge run for Ingram all the way inside New York’s 40. So much for that great Jets run defense limiting the Ravens on the ground.

8:41 p.m. — No good. Sam Ficken misses a 49-yard field goal attempt for the Jets.

8:34 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, Ravens. Mark Ingram breaks into the end zone. 7-0, Ravens.

8:33 p.m. — JACKSON BREAKS VICK’S ALL-TIME SINGLE-SEASON QB RUSHING RECORD. He’s done it with several games to spare. A historic season.

8:32 p.m. — Baltimore is inside the 15.

8:27 p.m. — Jackson throws for a first down, then carries it for another first.

8:26 p.m. — New York goes three-and-out.

8:24 p.m. — Our Thursday night game is underway. The Jets start with the ball.

8:13 p.m. — Jets team huddle time.

7:50 p.m. — Baltimore is getting into its desired headspace about 40 minutes before kickoff.

7 p.m. — The Jets defense will be missing some notable pieces tonight.

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