Ravens Set Record with 31st Straight 20-point Game

3:45 p.m.

Lamar Jackson’s 9-yard touchdown run with 11:08 left in the game at Indianapolis gave Baltimore a 21-10 lead — and the NFL record for consecutive games with 20 or more points.

The Ravens have now done it 31 times after starting the day tied with Denver for the record. The Broncos did it 30 times with Peyton Manning from 2012-14.

Baltimore also needs four yards rushing to reach 100 as a team in a 31st consecutive game.

The Ravens are tied with Carolina for the third-longest streak since the 1970 merger and have won a league-high nine straight road games including all three this season.

–Michael Marot reporting from Indianapolis.

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3:35 p.m.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has left the game at Minnesota for concussion evaluation after a sack early in the fourth quarter.

Officials sent Stafford to the sideline when he was slow to get up after being taken down by Eric Wilson and Armon Watts.

Chase Daniel took over for the Lions, and Stafford was eventually walked to the locker room by two team doctors.

Stafford has had a rough week. He wasn’t allowed to practice with the team and came off the COVID-19/reserve list the day before the game. After a sharp first half, Stafford was intercepted on consecutive possessions in the third quarter — at the Minnesota 12 and again in the end zone.

The Vikings lead 34-13.

–Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis.

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3:33 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans have gotten some immediate payback for sending a sixth-round draft pick to the Chargers for Desmond King II.

The cornerback who had worn out his time in Los Angeles picked up a fumble by David Montgomery in the third quarter and ran 63 yards for a touchdown. That put the Titans up 17-0 with 4:41 left in the third quarter.

The Titans released veteran Johnathan Joseph on Tuesday after trading for King. The cornerback couldn’t practice with the Titans all week while he went through the COVID-19 testing protocol.

He joined the Titans on Saturday and started Sunday making an immediate impact when defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons stripped Montgomery of the ball after catching a screen from Nick Foles.

—Teresa M. Walker reporting from Nashville, Tennessee

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3:29 p.m.

Denver Broncos rookie tight end Albert Okwuegbunam has been ruled out with a right knee injury suffered in the second half against Atlanta. Okwuegbunam left the game late in the third quarter and was ruled out in the fourth.

Starting tight end Noah Fant limped off the field with an ankle injury following a 32-yard catch on Denver’s first possession. After being listed as questionable, Fant returned in the second quarter. Right tackle Demar Dotson also returned in the first half after leaving with a hip injury.

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3:09 p.m.

The Miami Dolphins have five assistant coaches who are not available today because of COVID-19 protocols.

They are defensive backs coach Gerald Alexander, quarterbacks coach Robby Brown, outside linebackers coach Austin Clark, defensive line coach Marion Hobby and quality control coach Kolby Smith.

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3 p.m.

The Tennessee Titans already lost left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season, and now they are without left guard Rodger Saffold.

Saffold left with a shoulder injury with 7:08 left in the second quarter on a 3-yard run by D’Onta Foreman.

Saffold was able to walk to the sideline on his own straight to the medical tent. He walked into the locker room as the Titans scored a touchdown with 4:39 left. He was replaced by Jamil Douglas.

The All-Pro running back, who had missed the past six games, carried four times for 18 yards and caught a pair of passes on the Panthers’ opening drive in Kansas City. That included the nine-yard touchdown reception on fourth down that capped a 15-play drive that gobbled up nearly nine minutes.

Teddy Bridgewater was 8 of 10 for 45 yards on the drive. Carolina twice converted on third down and got a pair of first downs thanks to penalties on the Chiefs’ Chris Jones and Charvarius Ward.

–Dave Skretta reporting from Kansas City.

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1:35 p.m.

Baltimore’s defense started the game without two key players, cornerback Marlon Humphrey and linebacker L.J. Fort, and it took another big hit when five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell was injured on the third play of the game at Indianapolis.

Campbell walked slowly and awkwardly to the sideline with what the Ravens called a left calf injury. His return was questionable but Campbell did not come out for Indy’s second offensive series.

In Atlanta, Broncos tight end Noah Fant has returned to action after leaving with a right ankle injury. Fant suffered a high right ankle sprain last month.

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1:20 p.m.

The second pass of Jake Luton’s NFL career went for a touchdown.

The Jacksonville Jaguars rookie from Oregon State, making his pro debut in place of Gardner Minshew (thumb), dropped a 73-yard dime to DJ Chark on third down and 8.

It was exactly what the Jaguars were hoping for when they inserted Luton into the lineup following a bye week. They raved about his arm strength and deep-ball accuracy, believing he would be an instant boost for a receiving corps that features Chark, Chris Conley and rookie Laviska Shenault.

—Mark Long reporting from Jacksonville.

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1:05 p.m.

Eleven NFL teams entered Week 9 with two or fewer losses. That’s the most since 1996 when a dozen teams had two or fewer losses through eight weeks.

Three of today’s games feature two teams with one or two losses.

They are:

Seattle (6-1) at Buffalo (6-2)

Baltimore (5-2) at Indianapolis (5-2)

and New Orleans (5-2) at Tampa Bay (6-2)

This marks just the fifth week since the 1970 merger that there are at least three games between teams with two or fewer losses in Week 9 or later.

That last time that happened was in 1999.

–Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver.

SOURCE: AP

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