SANTA CLARA, Calif.
— The Baltimore Ravens’ win streak against the St. Louis Rams was snapped Thursday night with a 27-14 victory in St. Paul, the team announced.
The Ravens (3-0) scored first in the second quarter after a 49-yard field goal by Chris Givens, and it was 24-3 on a 1-yard run by C.J. Mosley.
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and offensive lineman John Urschel combined for one sack.
After the Rams got a first down on their first play from scrimmage, Given returned a punt 61 yards for a touchdown, and the Ravens went on a 12-play, 65-yard drive that ended with Givins catching a 3-yard pass from Rams quarterback Jared Goff for a 21-7 lead.
Afterward, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said the Ravens had been “playing the game hard.”
But, he said, “they’ve been a little bit lazy, too.”
“The ball was in the air a little more.
They missed a couple of easy ones, but the Rams were really aggressive, so I think we got a little lucky on a couple plays,” Fisher said.
The Rams went ahead 17-7 with 6:31 left in the third quarter on a 20-yard catch from Goff.
Goff made a leaping catch in stride, and Rams safety T.J._Stamps recovered the fumble.
Goff then fumbled on the Rams’ next drive.
On a fourth-and-1, Goff hit receiver Tavon Austin on a 10-yard gain, and Goff’s fumble was returned for a safety.
Rams receiver Marquise Goodwin recovered the first touchdown of the game on a 2-yard TD catch with 10:25 left in overtime.
The loss snapped the Ravens’ three-games winning streak.
The Cardinals (2-2) were down 31-10 early in the fourth quarter before starting the drive of their own with a 1.0-yard touchdown pass from Goff to Austin.
It was the Rams third touchdown of overtime and the first lead they’d have in the first half since the third game of the season, a 30-17 win over the Oakland Raiders.
The Rams were led for the first time by safety Deon Bush.
The game was tied at 14 at halftime after the Rams scored the first four points.
The teams combined for four interceptions.
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw for five touchdowns and ran for five more.
The Bears had won five straight against the Ravens.
The Ravens were coming off a 31-23 win at home over the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 30, and Bears quarterback Jared Cook was 0-3 against Baltimore this season.
Cook completed 14 of 20 passes for 121 yards with a touchdown and one interception, and he threw two touchdown passes to receiver Martavis Bryant and a 2.5-yard score to tight end Zach Miller.
Bryant ran for a team-high 107 yards, but his three-yard completion to receiver Brandon Marshall with 2:15 remaining put the Bears up 14-0.
Bears safety Terence Newman also returned a fumble 34 yards for an interception.
The win marked the fifth straight for the Ravens, who have lost three straight in St, Louis and their last four against St. Mary’s.