December 13, 2019

The Game Awards, the video game equivalent of the Oscars without all the "who's going to host this year?" drama, take place in just over an hour, beginning Thursday, Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. PT., 

hosted by Geoff Keighley (of course). While the ceremony is first and foremost about celebrating the year in video games, it's also a vehicle for companies to reveal some of the projects and games they've been keeping under wraps in the Awards' hotly-anticipated "World Premieres."
Image result for the game awards
What will we see? What proverbial rabbits will Geoff pull out of his proverbial hat? And will Death Stranding win all the awards because Hideo Kojima is best mates with the host? Who really knows!

If you just want to know how to watch, you can jump over to our handy guide. There's also the Steam Game Festival, which lets you play demos of some in-development games over on Steam for the next 48 hours. If you'd rather just grab the results and run, then cradle your BB and slam down a Monster Energy drink, because we're bringing you all the results, world premieres and trailers right here. If you want to lambaste me for my choice in video game greatness, keep it civil in our comments or go HAM on Twitter.

You'll find a list of the winners below and the highlights play-by-play, in addition to the premiere trailers appears at the bottom of the page. Game on, gamers!

The Game Awards winners
Category winners are in bold. The Esports categories are toward the bottom. 

Game of the Year

Related image

  • Control
  • Death Stranding 
  • Resident Evil 2 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds 

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2 
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite 
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best Score/Music   

  • Cadence of Hyrule 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Devil May Cry 5  
  • Kingdom Hearts III 
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Narrative
Related image

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence 
  • Control
  • Death Stranding 
  • Disco Elysium 
  • The Outer Worlds 

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6 -- Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo
  • Jump Force -- Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco
  • Mortal Kombat 11 -- NetherRealm/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Samurai Shodown -- SNK Corporation/Athlon Games
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate -- Bandai Namco/Sora Ltd./Nintendo

Best Audio Design   

Related image

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control 
  • Death Stranding
  • Gears 5 
  • Resident Evil 2 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall 
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses 
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms 
  • Tropico 6 
  • Wargroove 

Content Creator of the Year

  • Jack "Courage" Dunlop
  • Benjamin "Dr. Lupo" Lupo
  • Soleil "Ewok" Wheeler
  • David "Grefg" Martínez
  • Michael "Shroud" Grzesiek 

Best Art Direction   
Related image

  • Control  
  • Death Stranding  
  • Gris  
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts  
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening 

Best Action Game

  • Apex Legends -- Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • Astral Chain -- Platinum Games/Nintendo
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare -- Infinity Ward/Activision
  • Devil May Cry 5 -- Capcom
  • Gears 5 -- The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios
  • Metro Exodus -- 4A Games/Deep Silver

Games for Impact

  • Concrete Genie -- Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Gris -- Nomada Studio/Devolver Digital
  • Kind Words -- Popcannibal
  • Life Is Strange 2 -- Dontnod/Square Enix
  • Sea of Solitude -- Jo-Mei Games/Electronic Arts

Best Family Game

  • Luigi's Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure 
  • Super Mario Maker 2 
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 
  • Yoshi's Crafted World 

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled -- Beenox/Activision
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 -- Codemasters
  • eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 -- PES Productions/Konami
  • F1 2019 -- Codemasters
  • FIFA 20 -- EA Sports

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile -- TiMi Studios/Activision
  • Grindstone -- Capybara Games
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts -- Simogo/Annapurna Interactive
  • Sky: Children of Light -- Thatgamecompany
  • What the Golf? -- Tribland

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Apex Legends -- Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts
  • Borderlands 3 -- Gearbox/2K Games
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare -- Infinity Ward/Activision
  • Tetris 99 -- Arika/Nintendo
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 -- Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft 

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

Best VR/AR Game

  • Asgard's Wrath -- Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios
  • Blood & Truth -- SIE London Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Beat Saber -- Beat Games
  • No Man's Sky -- Hello Games
  • Trover Saves the Universe -- Squanch Games

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb -- The Outer Worlds
  • Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden -- Control
  • Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz -- Gears 5
  • Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff -- Death Stranding
  • Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling -- Control
  • Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges -- Death Stranding

Player's Voice 

  • Death Stranding 
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses 
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 

Fresh Indie Game 

  • ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
  • Nomada Studio for Gris
  • DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro
  • Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
  • MegaCrit for Slay the Spire
  • House House for Untitled Goose Game

Best Role Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium -- ZA/UM
  • Final Fantasy XIV -- Square Enix
  • Kingdom Hearts III -- Square Enix
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne -- Capcom
  • The Outer Worlds -- Obsidian Entertainment/Private Division

Best Independent Game

  • Baba Is You -- Hempuli
  • Disco Elysium -- ZA/UM
  • Katana Zero -- Askiisoft/Devolver Digital
  • Outer Wilds -- Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive
  • Untitled Goose Game -- House House/Panic 

Best Game Direction

  • Control 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Outer Wilds 

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Borderlands 3 -- Gearbox/2K Games
  • Control -- Remedy Entertainment/505 Games
  • Death Stranding -- Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Resident Evil 2 -- Capcom
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening -- Grezzo/Nintendo
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice -- FromSoftware/Activision
  • Esports Awards

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2 
  • Fortnite 
  • League of Legends 
  • Overwatch

Best Esports Coach

  • Eric "adreN" Hoag (Team Liquid, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Nu-ri "Cain" Jang (Team Liquid, League of Legends)
  • Fabian "GrabbZ" Lohmann (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
  • Kim "Kkoma" Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
  • Titouan "Sockshka" Merloz (OG, Dota 2)
  • Danny "Zonic" Sørensen (Astralis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Best Esports Event

2019 League of Legends World Championship

  • 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • EVO 2019
  • Fortnite World Cup
  • IEM Katowice 2019
  • The International 2019 
  • Best Esports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Duan "Candice" Yu-Shuang
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Paul "Redeye" Chaloner 

Best Esports Team

  • Astralis (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • G2 Esports (League of Legends)
  • OG (Dota 2)
  • San Francisco Shock (Overwatch League) 
  • Team Liquid (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Best Esports Player

  • Kyle "Bugha" Giersdorf 
  • Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok
  • Luka "Perkz" Perkovic 
  • Oleksandr "S1mple" Kostyliev 
  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won 

The Game Awards highlights and reactions

The ceremony begins with Lauren Mayberry and Chvrches absolutely killing it singing "Death Stranding". She's sporting some Mads Mikkelsen-black-ink under her eyes and the string section is just going BANG. Anyway, Chvrches are the best. I can actually just stop watching after this.
Day 2 of the 2019 Presidents Cup was an absolute roller coaster.

For most of the session, it looked as if the International team would come close to sweeping the Americans and take something like a convincing seven- or eight-point lead going into Day 3. The rout was nearly on. Nearly.
Image result for Presidents Cup results
With around 90 minutes left in the day, there were five International flags on the board and none for the Americans. But then Tiger Woods and Justin Thomas closed hard (more on that below), Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland clawed back ,and Patrick Cantlay hit a monstrous putt to get the U.S. within striking distance going into the eight matches on Friday on Day 3.

Let's take a deep dive into a wacky second day of play at Royal Melbourne.

Day 2: Foursomes -- Internationals lead 6.5-3.5

Dustin Johnson/Matt Kuchar
Adam Scott/Louis Oosthuizen
Patrick Cantlay/Xander Schauffele
Joaquin Niemann/Adam Hadwin
Webb Simpson/Patrick Reed
Abraham Ancer/Marc Leishman
Tiger Woods/Justin Thomas
Ben An/Hideki Matsuyama
Rickie Fowler/Gary Woodland
Cam Smith/Sungjae Im
Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar were in the first pairing out, and they were the first to fall. Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen played fine -- best swinging duo in the event (don't email me) -- but on four of the six holes they won, the U.S. side made bogey. After leading for the first eight holes of the match, D.J. and Kuchar somehow found a way to lose 3&2 and didn't even see the 17th hole.
"With the golf course the way it is, pars are good," Oosthuizen told Golf Channel. "You don't really have to do a lot more."
That tells you everything you need to know about this match.
Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson got baptized next as Father Abraham made many (more) birdies. Six in all, to be exact, which is a crazy number for alternate-shot play. The big drama here came at the 11th hole -- which the teams halved with birdies -- when Reed finally snapped on the Australian fans.
Image result for Presidents Cup results
They'd been taunting him throughout the first two days for his sketchy penalty at the Hero World Challenge last week when he moved some sand around in a bunker. To taunt (?) them, he fake dug a hole, which doubled as the one his team was in at the time. The whole thing was bizarre and not the greatest look. Especially after a 3&2 loss.
Finally, the U.S. put its second full point of the week on the board when Patrick Cantlay made a birdie at the last which gave him and Xander Schauffele a 1UP win over Adam Hadwin and Joaquin Niemann. They were one of only two pairings to lead their match yesterday, but their energy through the first two days hasn't been super impressive. Still, they made four big birdies over the last 10 holes to reverse the momentum and dig the U.S. at least a little bit out of the hole they were in for 24 straight hours. They knew it, too.
"Ours was a hard-fought match today," said Cantlay. "We needed to flip the script a little bit." 
Following Cantlay's putt, Thomas provided the moment of the event to this point from the same spot. After going back and forth with Ben An and Hideki Matsuyama, Woods and Thomas got it all square with a birdie on No. 13. The teams made four straight 4s before Thomas did this at the final hole.
Image result for Presidents Cup results
"I'm speechless," said Thomas. "I've been fortunate to make a lot of big putts and made a lot of big shots, but to do it with my captain and an unbelievable teammate to win the match and hopefully change the tide of this Presidents Cup was awesome."
"Gives me absolute chills, man," Tiger responded.
Behind them, Rickie Fowler and Gary Woodland birdied three of their last four to flip a match in which they trailed for the first 16 holes. They couldn't quite get the full point, but it was as big a half-point as you can earn on the second day of a four-day competition.
So now we go to Day 3 with the U.S. riding the emotion of their best player (Thomas) and their best player this week (Tiger Woods). They'll need to at the very worst not lose any more ground before the 12 singles matches on Sunday. And if either of those days are anything like the last hour-plus on Day 2, the rest of the event is going to be absolutely tremendous.
Presidents Cup: TV schedule, viewing info. | Format, rules
CBS Sports was with you the entire way updating this story with the latest scores, highlights and analysis from the Presidents Cup. If you are unable to view the updates below, please click here
Staff at a care home made a Christmas wish come true for a resident with a visit from a stripper with a "large chest and big biceps".
The woman was given almost the "full Monty" after she placed her request on a "wishing tree" at the Suffolk home.
Image result for stripper wish
Managers said most people asked for a beach trip or a nice afternoon tea but they decided to respond to the request for a "fireman" to strip off.
The wish was granted at the Glastonbury Court care home in Bury St Edmunds.
The stripper, dressed as a fireman, turned up two weeks ago and began swinging his belt around wildly before stripping down to his underpants.
Image result for stripper wish
"I thought that he was amazing - I wish he could visit us every day," said the resident who made the request.
"He made me feel like I was young again, I loved every second."
Home manager Sharlene Van Tonder said care home life was not all about knitting or watching television, and said they were "keen to ensure that there are no limitations so that every day can be different and fun".
However, she admitted that a well-oiled man-in-the-buff was not the "typical kind of visitor" the elderly residents usually entertained.
Freshman was fatally stabbed during an early-evening walk in Morning side Park.

Tessa Majors came to New York City to make some music.

Ms. Majors, an 18-year-old Barnard student whom everyone recognized by her green hair, grew up in Charlottesville, Va., and moved to New York City for college, spending her weekends singing and playing punk rock.
Image result for Killing of Barnard Student
She and her band had just released their first album this fall and had played their first New York City gig in October.

But on Wednesday at 7 p.m., as Ms. Majors was walking through Morningside Park near her campus, she was fatally stabbed, the police said.

The killing of a first-year college student in Morningside Heights rattled city residents. New Yorkers, now accustomed to low crime rates, were reminded of a time when few people, especially young women, would consider walking in a park at night.

Police officials said they were still piecing together what took place on Wednesday night. Surveillance video has been recovered, which the police are reviewing, along with a knife, though police were unsure if it was connected to the killing.

Investigators interviewed two teenagers initially considered to be persons of interest in the case, but later released them.

“There is still a lot of work that needs to be done,” Rodney Harrison, the Police Department’s new chief of detectives, said, adding, “We are going to need the community to help us with the investigation.”

Ms. Majors was walking in the park when she was approached by one to three people near West 116th Street and Morningside Drive, Chief Harrison said.

There was a struggle, and one of the attackers pulled out a knife and stabbed Ms. Majors several times, he said. The attackers fled and Ms. Majors staggered up a flight of stairs, out of the park and onto the street, where a school security guard found her and called 911.

She was taken to Mount Sinai St. Luke’s hospital, where she died from her injuries, he said.

“We lost a very special, very talented, and very well-loved young woman,” her family said in a statement on Thursday. “Tess shone bright in this world, and our hearts will never be the same.”

Ms. Majors’s parents were on their way to New York, the police said. Her father, Robert Inman Majors, is a novelist and teaches creative writing at James Madison University.

The park where Ms. Majors was killed is in a Harlem precinct that has grown safer over the years, but residents have raised concerns about persistent safety issues in the park — even as the neighborhood around it improved, and playgrounds and ball fields replaced patches that were once strewn with crack vials.

Earlier this year, several people reported that they had been approached from behind in the park and punched by young people.

Assaults overall have fallen slightly over the last year in the precinct, but police data shows that robberies have increased, with many of the victims targeted for personal electronics. As of Dec. 8, there had been 20 robberies inside Morningside Park or on its perimeter this year, compared to seven in the same period last year.

Since June, five people reported being robbed on or near the staircase at 116th Street and Morningside Drive, near the spot where Ms. Majors was killed. Recently, the police said, several teenagers had been arrested in a pattern of robberies in the area.

The killing shocked the college and the city.

“It’s terrifying to think that that can happen anywhere,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference on Thursday. “It’s unbelievable to me that that can happen here next to one of our great college campuses.”

Barnard’s president, Sian Leah Beilock, wrote in a campuswide letter sent late Wednesday night: “Tessa was just beginning her journey at Barnard and in life. We mourn this devastating murder of an extraordinary young woman and member of our community.”

Related image
Ms. Majors’s Instagram account shows a young woman new to the city and eager to develop her music. She sang and played bass guitar in a band called Patient 0.

“Safe to say the first NYC show went well ;)” she wrote on Instagram on Oct. 11. A month earlier, the band had released an album called “Girl Problems.”

People who knew Ms. Majors recalled an enthusiastic teenager eager to make her mark.

Aliza Haskal, a friend and classmate from Virginia said, “Tess was all music.”

Christopher M. Graham, an editor at the Augusta Free Press in Virginia where Ms. Majors interned recently, said he had been impressed with her work ethic. “She went full-bore into everything,” he recalled.

It did not surprise Mr. Graham that Ms. Majors was crisscrossing New York, making music and adapting to city life quickly. “She was more worldly than most people 17 or 18 years old coming from here,” he said.

Longtime Morningside Heights residents said the killing was a troubling reminder of an era they thought had been left behind.

“When I was growing up and even in my 20s, you never came to this park, daytime or nighttime,” said Maria Lopez, 61, who said she had spent her entire life in the area. “You didn’t even walk on Morningside Drive.”

But in recent years, Ms. Lopez said, she had begun to enjoy walking through the park.

“Ten years ago, it got kind of cleaned up,” she said. “I started seeing moms and dads, babysitters. I started feeling safe.”

Still, she said, “I would see young people, students, going in here at night. I was like, ‘Wow. I would never, ever do that.’”

John McEvoy, 57, said that he, too, had lived in the area his whole life and that he worried about a possible revival of the danger the park posed when he was younger.

Mr. McEvoy said that in recent years, he had started to take his dog on walks to the pond at night. Now, he said, “I will think twice.”

Mr. McEvoy also said he had just told his 16-year-old son to take the No. 1 train and not the C, which runs along Central Park West to the east of Morningside Park, so that he would not have to cross the park to get home.

On Thursday morning, students emerged from the Barnard quad to a harsh sun and biting cold. Some commiserated in groups, their eyes bleary and their faces pinched with emotion.

Others put in earphones, looked down and walked quickly to class, avoiding the questions of journalists who had descended on the campus. One faculty member broke down in tears on the street.

Police closed off Morningside Park, leaving it eerily empty. Numbered signs marked a winding path up a staircase, appearing to trace the final moments of Ms. Majors’ life.

Barnard students said Ms. Majors had made an impression in the few months since they had started college.

Maria Blankemeyer, 19, attended the same first-year writing course as Ms. Majors and described her as a powerful presence in the classroom.

“She was bold,” said Ms. Blankemeyer. “She was always the first one to say something weird. She’d always find some theme no one had seen before.”

Many less close with Ms. Majors recalled her stopping to say hello or participating in lively dinners around campus. “Everyone knew her from her green hair,” said Mariah Hesser, 18.

Students said they were frightened now for their own safety.

“Everyone is feeling low because of it,” Orenna Brand, 20, a Columbia junior, said on Thursday. “Female underclassmen are feeling scared.”

Ms. Brand said she worried about younger classmates who might give in to fear. “I’m trying to remind them that they can still be courageous and go out in the city and go about their lives,” she said.
Image result for Tessa Majors
And Amanda Ong, 21, a senior at the college, said her classmates should not be afraid of Morningside Park. “Nothing like this has ever happened while I’ve been here,” she said. “It seems like an isolated incident.”

Late on Wednesday, Tristen Pasternak, 20, a Barnard sophomore, was waiting near campus for a shuttle back to her dormitory.

Many Barnard students are cramming for coming exams this week.

“It’s so horrifying,” Ms. Pasternak said. “She should be going through finals like all of us.”

On Thursday night, hundreds of people gathered on the Barnard campus to mourn Ms. Majors at an outdoor candlelight vigil and a memorial service indoors, according to a college spokeswoman.

In a packed courtyard, a somber crowd stood silently in near-freezing cold, all eyes fixed on a pile of bouquets and candles. Those who attended the service inside listened to remarks from Ms. Beilock and Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University’s president. One person who was there said no one was checking their phone.

(CNN)The Peloton wife has spoken, and from now on, she'd like to be known as anything but the star of the ad that exploded the internet's collective brains.

Actress Monica Ruiz sat with "Today" host Hoda Kotb to finally address the infamous commercial that became a cultural phenomenon coinciding with a massive tank in Peloton stock.
The ad, which showed Ruiz tirelessly vlogging a year's worth of Peloton workouts after her husband gifted her the stationary bike, was called sexist, tone-deaf and alarming, to name a few.
Ruiz jokingly accepted the blame for that last part.
Image result for Peloton wife

"Honestly, I think it was just my face. It was my fault," she told Kotb. "My eyebrows look, like, worried?"
For her part, Ruiz shoulders the fallout with a smile and the same expressive eyes that caused millions to worry about the fictional Grace from Boston's well-being in the first place. But it wasn't always that way, she said.

"It didn't really blow over as quickly as I thought it would," she said.
She's fine, guys. Really, she's fine!

Ruiz declined interview requests after the ad went viral so she wouldn't appear to be capitalizing on the negative press or making fun of the company, she told "Today."

She was even reluctant to agree to shoot an ad for Aviation Gin when Ryan Reynolds' company reached out to her agent. (She ultimately did, in a meta commentary on the Peloton spot that sees Ruiz's beleaguered wife chugging a martini glass of the spirit).
But even after that ad aired, people couldn't quit talking about Ruiz. The mother of two just wasn't content to sit by and let people speak for her.

Related image
"I'll just let everyone know I'm fine," she said. "I'm OK -- I'm not in rehab for mental health anywhere."

Now that she's addressed the Peloton debacle, she's ready to shirk it for good and get back to work -- you know, portraying fictional characters.

"I hope that people can just see me as an actress," she said. "That's what I am. I hope people can remember that I'm not actually the Peloton lady and let me work other jobs."
New York (CNN Business)Microsoft just unveiled its next generation video game console: The Xbox Series X.

The new Xbox, which will be released during the 2020 holiday season, resembles a PC tower and is far taller than its predecessor, the Xbox One X.
Related image
The new gaming console was previously codenamed "Project Scarlett." Microsoft said in June that it will be "four times" more powerful than the Xbox One X and comes with more memory, higher resolution and better graphics. 

At that time, Microsoft also revealed its holiday 2020 timeline and said the console will launch alongside the latest game in its popular "Halo" franchise.

The company refreshes gaming consoles every few years. The last major release — the Xbox One — launched in 2013. An improved version of that console, called the Xbox One S, came out in 2016, followed by the One X in 2017.

The Xbox Series X will come with a new Bluetooth-enabled controller which includes a rechargeable battery that Microsoft says has "up to 40 hours" of life. Microsoft is also selling the controller on its own for $179.99.

Related image
Microsoft has not yet announced a price for the console itself.
The unveiling comes a couple of months after Sony confirmed that its next console, the PlayStation 5, will also launch in 2020 for the holiday season. That system is expected to have faster load speeds, better graphics and improved audio. 

What the PlayStation 5 looks like, though, is still a mystery.
Lamar Jackson certainly locked up the NFL MVP award Thursday night, 

throwing for five touchdowns in another dominant performance as the Baltimore Ravens cruised to a 42-21 victory over the New York Jets. The victory clinched the AFC North division title for the Ravens (12-2) for the second consecutive year, the first time Baltimore has accomplished the feat since the 2011 and 2012 season. The Ravens need a Kansas City Chiefs or New England Patriots loss to clinch a first-round bye and are one win away from locking up home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.

Image result for Jets at Ravens final score
Jackson was magnificent once again, having his third five pass touchdown game this season, which leads the NFL. He also leads the league with 33 passing touchdowns and he has thrown just six interceptions. On a night Jackson broke Michael Vick's record for most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback (1,106), he completed 15 of 23 passes for 212 yards, five touchdowns, zero interceptions, and a 134.4 passer rating. Jackson also had eight carries for 86 yards as the Ravens offense had 384 yards of offense when Jackson was in, averaging 7.7 yards per play.

Jackson threw his touchdown passes to five different receivers, showcasing a balanced Ravens offense that had 212 passing yards and 172 rushing yards when he was in the game. Seth Roberts led the Ravens with three catches for 66 yards and a score while Mark Andrews set a franchise record for receiving touchdowns by a tight end in a season with eight. Mark Ingram had 13 carries for 76 yards and a touchdown, while also having a receiving touchdown in the win. The Ravens finished with 430 totals yards with 218 coming on the ground.

The Jets (5-9) were in this game for a half, but turnovers and miscues allowed the Ravens to turn a close game into a blowout. Sam Darnold had an interception and a fumble, but he threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns -- both of which went to Jamison Crowder, who finished with six catches for 90 yards in the loss. Le'Veon Bell had a season-high 21 carries for 87 yards, his best rushing game with the Jets.

Below are takeaways on this game as the Ravens are one step closer from earning home-field advantage in the AFC. For a further recap and analysis of this game, as it happened in the moment, visit our live blog as well.
Related image

Why the Ravens won

Jackson was beyond dominant again, a matchup nightmare for any defense in the NFL. This week he was playing with a banged-up quad on three days rest, but still led the Ravens to three touchdowns on their first three possessions. Jackson had rushed for 64 yards in that span and threw for two touchdowns, with the Jets having no answer for him. The MVP frontrunner was even better in the second half, throwing for three touchdowns as he finished the game with 9.2 yards per pass attempt. New York had no answer for Jackson, who used his arm and legs to set up the Ravens getting off to an early 21-7 lead, going 6 for 7 for 55 yards and two touchdowns on the first three touchdowns. Jackson had an answer for everything the Jets threw at him -- especially in the early going.

Why the Jets lost

The Jets had an excellent equalizer against the Ravens run offense, which entered the game first in the NFL averaging 200.5 rushing yards and 5.5 yards per carry. New York's defense allowed 3.0 yards per carry and 78.8 rushing yards per game. All the Ravens did was have 34 carries for 218 yards, averaging 6.1 yards per carry -- completely controlling the line of scrimmage against the Jets' front seven. When Jackson was in the game, the Ravens had 26 carries for 172 yards, averaging 6.6 yards per carry. The Ravens had three runs of 20-plus yards on their first three possessions -- the Jets allowed just three 20-plus yard runs all season prior to this game. Baltimore won the chess battle with New York resulting in a blowout loss for the Jets.

Turning point

The Jets were still within striking distance of the Ravens in the third quarter, trailing 21-7 with the ball and another opportunity to cut the deficit to one score. Instead, Darnold created a disaster that helped Baltimore put the game away. On third-and-8 from the Jets' 35-yard line, Darnold stepped back to pass but never saw Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser come off the edge and blow past the tight end for the easy sack.

Darnold never had a full grip of the ball and fumbled as he was going down. Jihad Ward recovered the ball at the Jets' 24-yard line, which was New York's second turnover of the night. The Ravens scored two plays later as Jackson found Marquise Brown for a 24-yard touchdown to put Baltimore up 28-7, which was the commanding three-score victory the Ravens needed to put away the Jets.

Play of the game

Jackson decided to take matters into his own hands as the Ravens faced a fourth-and-1 on their own 29-yard line with a 28-7 lead. Jackson signals the Ravens to stay on the field as they went for the bold decision to go for the first down. Jackson rolled to his right and bought enough time to find Andrews for the first down, a gain of 36 yards as Jackson threw the pass on the run.

Three plays later, Jackson found Seth Roberts for the 33-yard touchdown, his fourth touchdown pass of the night. On an evening full of highlight plays by Jackson, his leadership and ability to deliver a clutch throw on a risky situation was most impressive.


"It's pretty cool. He was my favorite player growing up. It's amazing and I'm going to cherish that forever. I just got to keep it going, you know records are made to be broken .. like (Mike Vick) said." - Lamar Jackson on breaking Vick's record for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season.

Jackson has 1,106 yards on 159 carries, leading the NFL with 6.96 yards per carry. Jackson is averaging 79 rushing yards per game and is on pace to finish with 1,264 yards. Jackson is currently fifth in the NFL in rushing.

Up next

The Ravens are inching closer toward wrapping up home-field advantage for the AFC playoffs, but they'll get 10 days off before they face off against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, December 22. The Jets host the Pittsburgh Steelers that same day in what will be Bell's first game against his former team. 

Most Recent Posts

Popular Posts

Jobs By Education

Jobs By State


Disclaimer: we are stating recruitrrs we are onliy sharing tha occupations availabel in different expected government alliance and comparably as private comanies. on clicking tha joins , you will be dirceted to the companys wesbite we aew not secured with any time of recrutement wishing all of you achievement in your activity searce. we won't collect cash either from operators or director we making monye through google notice copiright

Blog Archive