Freeman TD Lifts Ravens Over Bears With Jackson Sidelined


Tyler Huntley was on the way to the game Sunday when he got the message from Lamar Jackson.
The Raven’s star quarterback was tunable to play the game due to lingering illness.
With Jackson in the inactive list, Huntley slated the game and led a winning drive crowned by Devonta
Freeman’s 3-yard run with 22 seconds remaining, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the Chicago Bears 16-
“It’s crazy,” Huntley said. “I was walking toward the bus and Lamar texted me. He said, `Go do your
thing today and (I’ll be) watching.'”
Jackson was sidelined by illnes for the AFC North-leading Ravens (7-3), who ruled him out 90 minutes
before kickoff after he took some throws on the field. The 2019 MVP was a full participant in practice
Friday after being held out the previous two days.
Coach John Harbaugh said the illness was not COVID-19. He said Jackson seemed to be feeling better
after the game, though he expects him to keep getting tested.
“He had it (Saturday), he had it on the plane,” Harbaugh said. “He had it in the meetings at night. We
were hoping that he was going to wake up feeling better. He didn’t. He felt worse.”
“A lot of times, when you think of the Baltimore Ravens, you think Lamar Jackson, because he’s done so
much for us,” cornerback Marlon Humphrey said after the Ravens’ first win in Chicago, which at 7-3 kept
them atop the AFC North and in contention for the conference’s top seed. “He’s such a great player, such
a great guy. But man, it was really special to see ‘Snoop’ step up, a couple of guys on defense step up.
Just all around, it seems like we didn’t really flinch.”


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