November 24, 2017

Ravens’ comeback falls short in overtime loss to Bears

Ravens running back Bobby Rainey in action against the Bears on Sunday. Courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens.

Connor Barth converted a 40-yard field goal with two minutes left in overtime and Jordan Howard rushed for 167 yards on 36 carries to lift the Chicago Bears past the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday, 27-24.

Chicago forced three turnovers and frustrated quarterback Joe Flacco throughout the afternoon. Operating without injured receivers Jeremy Maclin (inactive) and Breshad Perriman (second-quarter concussion), Flacco went 24-for-41 with 180 yards and two interceptions. 

The Ravens came back from a 14-point deficit in the third quarter, but couldn’t close the deal when Howard’s 53-yard run put Chicago in position for the game-winning field goal in overtime at the Baltimore 40. Rookie Mitchell Trubisky completed an 18-yard pass to Kendall Wright before Barth delivered the game winner.

Trubisky, the 2017 first-round pick who made his first career start on the road, completed 8 of 16 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown.

Baltimore (3-3) trailed 17-3 in the third quarter and 24-16 late in regulation before using two long kick returns to get back in the game.

Bobby Rainey scored on a 96-yard kick return to begin the comeback and Michael Campanaro returned a punt 77 yards to the house with 1:37 remaining. A 2-point conversion sent the game to overtime.

Chicago scored on a halfback pass from Tarik Cohen to Zach Miller for a first-half touchdown, and Adrian Amos returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown for a 24-13 lead with 5:08 left.

Baltimore was in position for the go-ahead score when Amos got his first career interception on a pass that bounced off the chest of receiver Chris Moore, who was covered tightly by Kyle Fuller.

Trubisky put Chicago ahead 17-3 in the third quarter with a 27-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dion Sims.

Rainey then scored on the ensuing kickoff.

The Ravens were coming off a 30-17 win in Oakland in which they did not commit a turnover, didn’t allow a sack and were penalized only once.

In this one, Baltimore gave the ball away twice, permitted two sacks and was flagged five times — in the first half.

The Ravens travel to the Vikings next week while the Bears host the Panthers.

INJURIES: (Bears) DB Sherrick McManis left with a hamstring injury and RB Benny Cunningham left with a hamstring injury … (Ravens) TE Maxx Williams hurt his ankle while losing a fumble and did not return and Perriman received a concussion on a play that Bryce Callahan had Chicago’s first interception of the season.

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