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OWINGS MILLS Alexander Mattison Jersey , Md. (AP) — Since taking over as the starting quarterback, rookie Lamar Jackson has revitalized the Baltimore Ravens running attack and kept opposing offenses off the field by dominating time of possession.He will need do that again this week to help slow down the high-flying Kansas City Chiefs, who lead the NFL with 37 points per game.“It will be very helpful if we could do that,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. “They score in a variety of ways very quickly so time of possession would be very helpful for us.”Jackson has emerged as a playmaker in place of Joe Flacco, who has been sidelined with a hip injury since Nov. 4. Flacco was not expected to be a full participant in practice on Wednesday, but Harbaugh said Flacco’s activity will be “ramped up” later this week.Until then Jackson is poised to make his fourth consecutive start. He has led Baltimore to three consecutive victories, but faces his biggest challenge this week in a raucous Arrowhead Stadium.“I just feel like those guys are going to have read my lips sometimes,” Jackson said about adjusting to the crowd noise. “I heard Kansas City can be very loud. I’m going to have to do my job and speak up.”Chiefs coach Andy Reid has been impressed by the young quarterback. Jackson will look to make plays against a Kansas City defense that is allowing 122 yards rushing per game.“He can run like a running back. He’s as fast as a receiver and he can throw like a son of a gun. That’s a good combination to have,” Reid said.The Ravens have run for more than 200 yards in each of the last three games and hold the sixth and final postseason spot in the AFC. Baltimore (7-5) also is within a half-game of the first-place Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC North.This upcoming game features the Ravens’ top-ranked defense against the Chief’s No. 1 offense. The players, however, are just focused on winning and not any statistics.“We’re a confident group and we feel that we can match up with anyone,” Ravenssafety Eric Weddle said. “With our scheme and the players we have, we should be able to go out and play great defense. Obviously http://www.vikingsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dru-samia-jersey , this offense is the best in the league. It’s going to be a challenge for us, but we’re up for it. We’re excited to go into a playoff-style game.”In Week 13, Baltimore held the ball for 39:39, compared to just 20:21 for Atlanta. The Falcons ran just 13 plays in the second half.That dominance helped the Ravens defense stay fresh and make big plays, especially in the fourth quarter. Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan threw for the fewest passing yards (131) in a game he played from beginning to end over his 11-year career.The Ravens left Atlanta with a 26-16 victory.Baltimore faces a tougher test this week against Kansas City (10-2) and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown for 3,923 yards with 41 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Mahomes has several key weapons at his disposal, including receiver Tyreek Hill (1,119 yards, 11 touchdowns) and tight end Travis Kelce (1,082 yards and nine TDs).Harbaugh and his players are looking forward to the opportunity to play against the best team in the AFC.“Kansas City is very loud. It’s a great environment,” Harbaugh said. “It’s one of those environments you love going into in this league. It’s what you do this job for. Yes, it’s an awesome place to play. It’ll be loud Daniel Jones Jersey , they’ll be into it (if) their team is winning. This’ll be a big game. We’re looking forward to that. That’s something that you really kind of relish.” SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Rosen hit San Francisco with a deep strike on his first snap and let Arizona’s opportunistic defense take over from there.That formula added up to the long-awaited first win of the season for the Cardinals.Rosen threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Christian Kirk on Arizona’s first play from scrimmage and the Cardinals used five takeaways to give first-year coach Steve Wilks his first career win , 28-18 over the 49ers on Sunday.“There’s no such thing as an ugly win in the National Football League, particularly when it’s your first one,” Wilks said.If any qualified, this might be it. The Cardinals (1-4) averaged just 3 yards per play after the opening snap, with their only other scores coming on Josh Bynes‘ fumble return for a TD and David Johnson TD runs on two short drives after turnovers by the 49ers (1-4).The Niners had the decided edge in yardage (447-220), first downs (33-10) and offensive plays (92-49), but Arizona’s defense delivered in key moments with two interceptions and three fumble recoveries.“It shows how mentally tough we truly are,” said safety Tre Boston, who had an interception. “An 0-4 team if you’re not mentally tough and you don’t believe in your process, you lose that game right there. You see yourself in the same predicament you’ve been in and you see yourself losing. That’s not us. We saw ourselves winning.”Niners backup quarterback C.J. Beathard completed all five passes on the opening drive — four of which were behind the line — and gave San Francisco a 6-0 lead on a 5-yard shovel pass to Matt Breida. The Niners botched the extra point and were trailing for good 10 seconds later on a day when the offense struggled to finish.“You look at a lot of those (stats), it’s hard to find how you lost a game Ed Oliver Jersey ,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “Then it’s very easy when you look at the turnover column. I haven’t been part of any game, I don’t think many people have, where five turnovers to zero leads to a win. We have to improve that drastically to have a chance.”Rosen dropped back and launched a deep throw to Kirk, who was wide open down the middle of the field because free safety Adrian Colbert jumped up to try to take away Larry Fitzgerald on the play.It was the perfect start for a team that scored just 37 points the first four games.“We were just trying to get a spark in any way possible and just try to get our offense going,” Rosen said. “We haven’t been scoring as many points as we wanted to. I think we took a really good first step.”Patrick Peterson recovered a fumble by Raheem Mostert and returned it 49 yards to the San Francisco 18, setting up Johnson’s 2-yard run that made it 14-6.The Niners finally scored again on a fourth-and-1 pass from Beathard to Trent Taylor with 6:51 to play. But San Francisco couldn’t convert the 2-point try and fell to 1-12 over the past two seasons without Jimmy Garoppolo as starting quarterback.The Cardinals sealed the game when Haason Reddick knocked the ball out of Beathard’s hand and Bynes returned it for a 23-yard score that gave Arizona its seventh straight win in the series.Rosen got the win in his second start of the season despite completing just 10 of 25 passes for 170 yards. The one big play proved to be enough to beat the Niners.“It’s frustrating,” cornerback Richard Sherman said. “Obviously the first play of the game on defense, we give up a big play. We just have to be better than that. It was a simple play, it was easy to get stopped and we just didn’t execute it like we needed to. So, that’s where you need to because after that they didn’t have much.”CHANDLER’S DAYArizona defensive end Chandler Jones had a dominant day. He had a strip sack and fumble recovery against Beathard in the third quarter, and then batted away the 2-point conversion pass to Pierre Garcon with 6:51 to play to preserve a 14-12 lead.BROKEN STREAKRobbie Gould had made a franchise-record 33 straight field goals for the 49ers before missing wide right from 45 yards in the fourth quarter. The 49ers also botched an extra point in the first quarter when Gould didn’t even get an attempt.INJURIESCardinals: OL Andre Smith left in the second half with a hamstring injury.49ers: Breida left in the first quarter with an injured right ankle and didn’t return. Breida entered the week fourth in the league in rushing with 313 yards and had eight carries for 56 yards, along with his TD catch before the injury. … C Weston Richburg left in the second half with a knee injury.UP NEXTCardinals: Visit Minnesota next Sunday.49ers: Visit Green Bay on Oct. 15.
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