Lamar Jackson Delivers Message For Patriots’ Defense After Week 10 Contest

The New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens in a 23-17 win, and the defense played a big role in the process. The Patriots’ defense played the best game when the team needed it most. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson shared his thoughts on the Patriots defense and their Week 10 win.

The Patriots allowed the Ravens to hit 357 yards of total offense and scoring drives of 13, 11, and 11 plays. Players had an amazing fourth quarter and this magnificent performance led to an unexpected win.

New England held Baltimore to three straight fourth-quarter drives which was enough to cover three plays (eight yards), six plays (13 yards), and four plays (four yards).

So, what changed down the stretch? The Ravens had great success moving the football down the field earlier in the game. Baltimore put drives covering 94, 69, and 75 yards. Jackson has an explanation on this one.

“Defense was just playing off. Defense just played off, they played great defense,” Jackson told media members in the postgame interview. “At times we wanted to take shots — (against) Cover 3, zone — we just couldn’t do nothing about it. Hopefully we can connect next time.”

Lamar Jackson, Willie Snead react to Patriots win in Week 10

Patriots players had the NFL’s highest-ranked rushing offense to 115 yards on 28 carries (4.1 yards-per-rush). These three were below the Ravens’ averages. This includes a huge contrast to Baltimore’s 170 yard-per-game average and 5.1 yard-per-rush average.

The Ravens had more success throwing the ball as Jackson finished the game with 249 yards passing on 34 throws with two touchdowns to wideout Willie Snead IV who finished with five receptions for 64 yards.

“They really didn’t change anything. Played good defense,” Snead told media members following the loss to New England. “They were sticking to what they were doing. Players were effective in some drives and we were able to take advantage of some things on different drives. … They were playing zone, switching to man, and sprinkling in some zero, so it was everything we thought they were going to do.”

J.C. Jackson intercepted a pass before halftime.

New England stands at a 4-5 record, and the Ravens are 6-3.