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Ravens knock Broncos from unbeaten ranks with 23-7 rout

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DENVER (AP) — Lamar Jackson won this one with his right arm. He used his quick feet to crown Baltimore’s 23-7 thumping of the Denver Broncos and tie an NFL rushing record.

The Ravens (3-1) were in danger of coming up just short of matching the Steelers’ longstanding mark for consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing before Baltimore cornerback Anthony Averett intercepted Broncos backup QB Drew Lock in the end zone with 3 seconds left.
Rather than take a knee, Jackson took the shotgun snap and hustled around left end for 5 yards as time expired. That gave the Ravens 102 yards on the ground, their 43rd consecutive 100-yard rushing game, tying the mark set by Pittsburgh from 1974-77.  Harbaugh’s players appreciated their coach letting them go for the record.

“Whenever you’re in the record books it’s important, so it’s great to get it,” said receiver Marquis Brown, who caught Jackson’s 49-yard TD pass one week after dropping a trio of long passes.

“I wasn’t thinking about the record,” Jackson said. “I was thinking about getting the win.”

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