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Instant Analysis: Jaguars 22, Ravens 20

Jeff Zrebiec, reporter: The most disappointing season in franchise history is also quickly becoming the wackiest, too. The Ravens had the game won. Several players on both sides had stopped playing. Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had lost his footing and was seemingly going to the ground. Yet Elvis Dumervil grabbed the quarterback's face mask and Jacksonville suddenly was in good enough range to try a field goal, which Jason Myers made. The focus will obviously be on Dumervil's penalty. But it shouldn't obscure the fact that the Ravens turned the ball over four times and committed nine penalties for 121 yards. The Ravens all but handed the Jaguars this game in so many ways.

Mike Preston, columnist: The Ravens have now lost to Oakland, Cleveland and Jacksonville in the same season. Unbelievable.

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Childs Walker, reporter: This was an ugly game defined by turnovers, ill-timed penalties and missed opportunities for both sides. The way the Ravens lost it—a 53-yard field goal set up by a face mask as the clock ran out—almost defied belief. But it fit the game and this mess of a season.. We saw positive signs from the Ravens' pass rush and their young tight ends. But the fact they had to go tooth and nail with an NFL bottom dweller at M&T Bank Stadium says a lot about their 2015.  It was a slog in the first eight games before the bye week. And a slog it remains.

Jon Meoli, reporter: If it didn't happen, it would be unbelievable. But the Ravens allowed a 53-yard field goal on an untimed down to fall 22-20 in a game that both teams should have won a dozen times over but the Ravens ultimately lost. The four turnovers in a bad third quarter didn't help, and Jacksonville probably would have been unjustly wronged had they lost. But when you lose like that, what matters other than the final score? Everything else is kind of moot.

Peter Schmuck, columnist: The Ravens have no one to blame but themselves for losing to the woeful Jacksonville Jaguars, who apparently are a bit less woeful than themselves. The Ravens turned the ball over four times in a span of 16 minutes in the second half and then quietly surrendered at the end. They needed only to get one more first down to lock out the Jags, but chose to passively run down the clock on their final possession and give Jacksonville one last gasp. Throw in that Elvis Dumervil face mask penalty to put the Jags in field goal position and, well, what did you expect to happen on the last play?

Alexander Pyles, Ravens editor: The Ravens keep inventing new ways to lose, though after a turnover-riddled second half, they probably didn't deserve to win. That penalty ruined what might have been their finest defensive performance of the season. Joe Flacco, minus his ultimately meaningful two interceptions and lost fumble, completed passes to nine receivers and threw three touchdown passes, offering the first look at what this offense must look like without Steve Smith Sr. They'll need more from the running backs, too, but Sunday -- against the tough Jaguars rushing defense -- was not the day for to showcase that part of the second-half game plan. It's hard to believe, even after those turnovers, that this one will go down as a loss.

Ron Fritz, sports editor: Dropped passes, dropped interceptions (Kendrick Lewis), stupid turnovers (Joe Flacco) stupid penalties (Elvis Dumervil, Asa Jackson, et al) and what you have is the Ravens' recipe to lose this season. It seems like every game goes the same way. Jacksonville really had no business being in the game with the Ravens until Flacco forgot how to play in the third quarter. His three turnovers gave the Jaguars life, and ultimately, victory.

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