Lamar struggles as Ravens shocked by Titans

11:40 PM ETJamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduate Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonBALTIMORE — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens’ historic season abruptly ended with a catastrophic defeat Saturday night, opening questions about whether the NFL’s top team struggled because of rust and postseason pressure.In a 28-12 divisional-round…

Lamar struggles as Ravens shocked by Titans

11:40 PM ETJamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduate
Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonBALTIMORE — Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens’ historic season abruptly ended with a catastrophic defeat Saturday night, opening questions about whether the NFL’s top team struggled because of rust and postseason pressure.In a 28-12 divisional-round loss to the No. 6 seed Tennessee Titans, Jackson threw two interceptions and fumbled once in an uncharacteristic performance for the front-runner for NFL Most Valuable Player.As a result, the Ravens (14-3) suffered their first loss in 104 days (Sept. 29) and became the first No. 1 seed to lose in the divisional round since the Dallas Cowboys did so in 2016.Was it rust? Jackson scoffed during the week that he would be affected by a 20-day layoff, but he produced just the second three-turnover game of his career. The Ravens also didn’t score a first-half touchdown for the first time this season.”We just beat ourselves,” Jackson said. “I had a lot of mistakes on my behalf. Three turnovers, that shouldn’t happen but (Tennessee) came out to play.”Was it the playoffs? Jackson didn’t want to talk about last year’s postseason problems and is now 0-2 in the postseason (compared to 19-3 in the regular season). He now has five total turnovers in the playoffs after last year’s wild-card loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and Saturday’s divisional defeat to the Titans. Jackson had only ei
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