Gus Edwards racks up 3 TDs as Ravens fend off Cardinals

Baltimore beats Arizona 31-24 to drop the Cardinals 1-7

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Gus Edwards rushed for 80 yards and a career-high three touchdowns, and the Baltimore Ravens held on for a 31-24 win over the host Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in Glendale, Ariz.

HIGHLIGHTS: Baltimore 31, Cardinals 24

Lamar Jackson completed 18 of 27 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore (6-2), which won its third consecutive game. Mark Andrews had a touchdown reception.

Joshua Dobbs passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another for Arizona (1-7), which has lost five in a row. Dobbs completed 25 of 37 passes for 208 yards, with two interceptions.

Arizona opened the scoring midway through the first quarter. Dobbs scored on a 1-yard quarterback keeper as several of his teammates helped shove him across the goal line.

Baltimore pulled even at 7-7 with 2:38 to go in the first quarter. Jackson fired a 5-yard touchdown pass to Andrews, who grew up in nearby Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Ravens grabbed a 14-7 lead with 20 seconds remaining in the first half when Edwards rumbled in for a 1-yard touchdown.

Edwards struck again, this time from 7 yards, to extend Baltimore’s lead to 21-7 with 40 seconds to play in the third quarter. He bounced left and cut toward the end zone.

A 48-yard field goal by Justin Tucker increased the Ravens’ advantage to 24-7 with 9:27 left in the fourth quarter.

The Cardinals cut the deficit to 24-15 with 6:32 remaining. Dobbs zipped a pass to Trey McBride, who powered for the final few yards for his first touchdown of the season.

The three touchdowns Gus Edwards scored against the Cardinals were a career-high for a single-game

Moments later, Dobbs rushed for a two-point conversion to pull Arizona within nine points.

Edwards continued his big day with a 1-yard touchdown with 2:51 left to make it 31-15.

The play marked Edwards’ third touchdown of the game and his fifth of the season. It was his first game with multiple rushing touchdowns since Oct. 23, 2022, against the Cleveland Browns.

The Cardinals tried to make a late comeback with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dobbs to former Raven Marquise Brown with 1:14 remaining, but the two-point conversion failed.

After Arizona recovered its onside kick, Matt Prater made a 47-yard field goal with 26 seconds left to make it a one-score game.

The Ravens recovered the Cardinals’ second onside kick moments later and ran out the clock.

–Field Level Media