Sunday Night Football: Ravens vs. Jaguars score, highlights, news, inactives and live updates

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are closing in on the No. 1 seed in the AFC.

Lamar Jackson and the Ravens are closing in on the No. 1 seed in the AFC. (Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Lamar Jackson pulled off yet another win on Sunday night, and bolstered his MVP case in the process.

Jackson led the Baltimore Ravens to a 23-7 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in their “Sunday Night Football” matchup at EverBank Stadium. The win pushed the Ravens to 11-3 on the season and officially earned them a spot in the playoffs.

The Ravens got the jump early, thanks to a Justin Tucker field goal in the first quarter and then a 16-yard touchdown grab from Isaiah Likely in the second.

The Jaguars should have scored right before halftime, but Lawrence completely mismanaged the clock. After throwing a deep pass to Zay Jones that got them to the 5-yard line, Lawrence didn’t spike the ball. He instead threw it to Parker Washington in the flat, who was brought down inbounds. That caused the clock to run out, marking a major mistake for the Jaguars and giving the Ravens an 10-0 lead at the break.

The Jaguars finally got on the board in the second half after Jamal Agnew broke free untouched for a 65-yard touchdown. That play marked both the longest touchdown pass of Lawrence’s career, and the Jaguars’ longest play from scrimmage so far this season.

The Ravens, however, responded to start the fourth quarter.

Jackson, after somehow escaping the sack, found Likely down in the red zone in what may have been his most ridiculous play of the night — and there were plenty of them to choose from. That set up a short Gus Edwards touchdown run, which put Baltimore up by 10 once again.

From there, Tucker hit a pair of field goals and the Ravens came up with one last red zone stand to seal the 16-point win.

Jackson went 14-of-24 for 171 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Ravens. He had 97 yards on 12 carries on the ground, too, to lead the team there. Likely finished with 70 receiving yards on five catches.

Lawrence went 25-of-43 for 264 yards with a touchdown in the loss for Jacksonville. He was their leading rusher with 41 yards on four carries, too. Agnew had 70 receiving yards on two catches. The Jaguars, now 8-6, will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next week. The Colts and Texans are also sitting at 8-6, which should make for a great finish in the AFC South.

Follow along as Yahoo Sports provides the latest news, scores and injuries during Sunday Night Football in Week 15.


  • OK, Brock Purdy made his statement in the NFL MVP race. He stumped for Christian McCaffrey. Josh Allen put his hat in the ring.

    Then on Sunday night, Lamar Jackson told us to not forget about him.

    — Frank Schwab (@YahooSchwab) December 18, 2023

  • The Ravens have officially clinched a playoff spot

  • And the Ravens get the stop, which should close this game out.

  • The Jaguars lost this challenge…

  • That led to yet another field goal from Justin Tucker. It’s 23-7 Ravens with about 6 minutes left

  • Well, that should just about do it

  • The Jags stop the Ravens on 3rd and Goal, which forces another Justin Tucker field goal.

    Baltimore leads 20-7 with about 8 minutes left in Jacksonville.

  • A brutal injury for Keaton Mitchell. His night is done

    Keaton Mitchell had to be carried off by Ravens staffers. He’s headed to the medical tent.

    — Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) December 18, 2023

  • And there’s the touchdown. Baltimore is up 10-7

  • “Punting is winning,” Kirk Ferentz somewhere, probably.

    The Jags will take over at their own 10.

    When you have Justin Tucker, I’m not excited anytime you pass on a 55-yard field goal attempt to punt.

    — Frank Schwab (@YahooSchwab) December 18, 2023

  • That was the longest touchdown pass of Trevor Lawrence’s career.

  • We’ve got a game! Jamal Agnew takes it to the house, and brings the Jags back within 3.

  • The NFL on NBC crew put a video together for Maria Taylor.

    Sunday night’s game will be Taylor’s last of the season before she heads out on maternity leave.

    — Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) December 18, 2023

  • This, uh, isn’t great …

    The Jaguars came away with 0 points despite their drives ending at the Ravens’:

    32-yard line (missed FG)
    36 (missed FG)
    23 (fumble)
    5 (end of half)

    — Underdog NFL (@Underdog__NFL) December 18, 2023

  • The Ravens hold a 10-0 lead at halftime in Jacksonville.

  • Oh no Jags, that was so bad. They got inside the 10 yard line, but somehow didn’t spike the ball and ran out of time. Brutal.

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