Tylan Wallace Punt Return in OT Lifts Ravens Over Rams

Tylan Wallace Punt Return in OT Lifts Ravens Over Rams
Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) attempts a sack of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) during the first half in Baltimore, Maryland on Dec. 10, 2023. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)
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Tylan Wallace returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give the Baltimore Ravens a 37–31 win against the visiting Los Angeles Rams on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 10.

Lamar Jackson passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 70 yards for the Ravens (10–3), who have won seven of eight.

Odell Beckham Jr. caught four passes for 97 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore.

Matthew Stafford threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns and Kyren Williams rushed for 114 yards on 25 carries for the Rams (6–7), who had won three in a row.

Both teams went three-and-out on their opening drives of overtime before Wallace’s game-ending touchdown.

Jackson was facing third-and-16 from the Los Angeles 20-yard line when he found Zay Flowers inside the 5-yard line and he fell across the goal line for the go-ahead touchdown with 1:16 left in the fourth quarter.

Flowers then caught a two-point pass for a 31–28 lead.

That left enough time for Los Angeles to drive into field-goal position and Lucas Havrisik kicked a 36-yarder with seven seconds left to tie the score 31–31.

Havrisik gave the Rams a 3–0 lead with a 27-yard field goal on their opening drive of the game.

The Ravens took advantage of blown defensive coverage to score on a 54-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to a wide-open Isaiah Likely, giving them a 7–3 lead with 25 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Stafford found Cooper Kupp for a 6-yard touchdown reception and a 10–7 lead, but Jackson again took advantage of blown coverage and connected with Beckham Jr. for a 46-yard touchdown pass, moving Baltimore back ahead 14–10 with 9:40 left in the first half.

Los Angeles moved back in front 17–14 on a 7-yard touchdown reception by third-string tight end Davis Allen.

Ahkello Witherspoon then intercepted a deep pass, leading to a 51-yard field goal by Havrisik that stretched the lead to 20–14 with 1:45 left in the half.

Justin Tucker booted a 31-yard field goal with nine seconds left to cut it to 20–17 at the half. He then kicked a 47-yard field goal on Baltimore’s opening drive of the second half to tie the score 20–20.

The Rams moved ahead 22–20 on a safety before Tucker booted his third field goal of the game, a 33-yarder, to move the Ravens ahead 23–22 with 11:17 remaining in the game.

Demarcus Robinson caught a 5-yard touchdown pass with 4:41 left to give the Rams a 28–23 lead. They were unsuccessful on the two-point conversion.