EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Julian Love’s interception and 27-yard return set up Saquon Barkley for a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:43 to play and the New York Giants rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Baltimore Ravens 24-20 on Sunday.
New York’s defense, led by former Baltimore coordinator Wink Martindale, forced two Lamar Jackson turnovers late in the fourth quarter. After Barkley’s field goal, rookie Keyvon Thibodeaux sacked Jackson and forced a fumble as the Ravens (3-3) had their third late collapse of the season and gave the Giants (5-1) another upset win.
Led by new coach Brian Daboll, the Giants have already surpassed their 2021 win total.
Daniel Jones threw touchdown passes to two rookies: 5 yards to Wan’Dale Robinson and 8 yards to Daniel Bellinger. The second brought New York within 20-17 with 6:53 left.
Kenyan Drake ran for 119 yards, including a 30-yard TD, and Jackson hit Mark Andrews on a 12-yard TD pass early in the fourth quarter for a 20-10 lead.
Baltimore collapsed against Miami in Week 2, allowing four touchdowns in the fourth quarter in a 42-38 loss. The Ravens also blew an early 17-point lead against Buffalo in Week 4, when a late interception by Jackson gave the Bills a chance to get the game-winning field goal.
The Ravens appeared to have a choke on the play when Jackson had a third down at the Baltimore 46 for an apparent first down. An illegal formation nullified the play and a shotgun snap on third-and-5 went past Jackson. He lifted the ball deep behind the line of scrimmage, and his desperation pass was intercepted by Love and returned to the 13.
On third-and-3 from the Baltimore 3, cornerback Marcus Peters was called for pass interference in the end zone, voiding his interception. Barkley jumped over the goal line on the next play.
Jackson appeared to get the better of Martindale’s defense before the Giants made a late run, sparked by their first interception of the season.
Justin Tucker had two shorthanded hits for Baltimore and Graham Gano added one for New York
Despite outgaining the Giants 256 yards to 90 in the first half, Baltimore led 10-7.
Ravens: RT Morgan Moses left late in the first half with a heel injury and was subbed out.
Ravens: Host AFC North rival Cleveland next Sunday.
Giants: At Jacksonville next Sunday.
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