After a “Sunday Night Football” game between two of the NFL’s oldest quarterbacks, the latest “Monday Night Football” game will feature two of the most exciting young quarterbacks in the league: reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes vs. reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.
The prime-time clash between the Chiefs (2-0) and the Ravens (2-0) could be a preview of this season’s AFC championship game. Perhaps still battling the Super Bowl hangover, Kansas City hasn’t looked that dominant this year as it barely got by the Chargers 23-20 in overtime last week. The Ravens, on the other hand, have looked like a team on a mission with a pair of convincing wins to start the season.
These teams also met in Week 3 last season, with the Chiefs staving off a late comeback effort by Jackson to win 33-28. This year, the Ravens are favored by more than a field goal (3.5 points) to win at home.
Chiefs vs. Ravens score
Chiefs vs. Ravens live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
11:10 p.m. — Chiefs convert on third down. We’re at the two-minute warning, Kansas City ball, second and 8 at the Baltimore 37-yard line. This one’s all but wrapped up.
11:05 p.m. — Ravens use their last timeout; Chiefs have the ball, third and 4 at the Baltimore 42-yard line with 3:08 remaining.
10:59 p.m. — The Ravens had a strong drive going, but back-to-back sacks move them into fourth and 24. Jackson’s heave towards the end zone falls incomplete and Kansas City takes over on downs, ball at their own 31-yard line with 4:55 remaining.
10:48 p.m. — BIG MAN TOUCHDOWN. Mahomes finds his left tackle Eric Fisher (an eligible receiver) for a 2-yard TD. Chiefs lead 34-20 with 8:14 remaining.
10:46 p.m. — Chiefs call a timeout with 9:03 to play. They’ve got the ball, second and 7 at Baltimore’s 13-yard line with a 27-20 lead.
10:42 p.m. — Another third down conversion as Mahomes scrambles for 12 yards this time. They’re inside the 30 now, less than 11 minutes remaining.
10:39 p.m. — Chiefs convert a big third down as Mahomes hits Clyde Edwards-Helaire for an 18-yard gain. Kansas City moving the ball near midfield.
10:33 p.m. — Jackson hits Nick Boyle for a 5-yard TD to open up the fourth quarter. It’s now a one-score game, 27-20 Kansas City with 14:55 remaining.
10:30 p.m. — After three quarters, Kansas City still leads 27-13 but Baltimore is knocking on the door, second and goal at the 5-yard line.
10:24 p.m. — Baltimore’s defense has come to play in the second half. They force a turnover on downs and take over at the Kansas City 49, 3:01 to play in the third.
10:17 p.m. — Ravens get a lengthy drive, but a false start on fourth and short forces them to settle for a 42-yard field goal by Tucker. Chiefs lead 27-13, 6:13 left in the third quarter.
10:03 p.m. — The Chiefs are pulling out all of the stops: a reverse-sweep-flea-flicker to the flats gets them all of seven yards. Maybe a little too much fun though; Baltimore recovers a fumble and takes over at its own 21-yard line, 13:03 to go in the third quarter.
Still, look at this play. She’s a beauty.
9:45 p.m. — Mecole Hardman can’t haul in a near-perfect throw from Mahomes to the end zone. Sammy Watkins grabs one over the middle to set up a 42-yard field goal attempt for Butker, who pulls it wide. That’ll do it for the first half: Kansas City leads Baltimore 27-10.
9:41 p.m. — Mahomes hits Hill over the middle and the Chiefs call timeout with 30 seconds on the clock, ball at the Baltimore 35.
9:39 p.m. — Things go from bad to worse for Baltimore: Chris Jones knocks the ball out of Jackson’s hands and Kansas City recovers. Chiefs have it at their own 49, 45 seconds to go in the half.
9:36 p.m. — Mahomes is hit as he delivers a 49-yard TD bomb to Mecole Hardman. Holy smokes. Kansas City leads 27-10 with 1:48 left in the first half.
9:30 p.m. — Two-minute warning. Chiefs have it, second and 9 at the Baltimore 44-yard line.
9:28 p.m. — Jackson nearly gets picked off on back-to-back throws, but instead it’ll be another punt for the Ravens. Chiefs get the ball back at their own 16-yard line, 4:39 remaining in the half.
9:20 p.m. — After forcing their own three-and-out, the Chiefs get back on the scoreboard as Mahomes hits Tyreek Hill over the top for a 20-yard TD pass. Kansas City leads 20-10 with 6:40 remaining in the second quarter. (Analysis: Mahomes is very good at football)
9:06 p.m. — The Ravens force a three-and-out for the first time tonight and take over at their own 27-yard line with 11:06 to go in the first half.
9:01 p.m. — DEVIN DUVERNAY TAKES THE KICKOFF TO THE HOUSE. That’s a 93-yard return and the Kansas City lead is cut to 13-10 with 12:40 to go in the second quarter.
8:57 p.m. — Mahomes hits Anthony Sherman with an underhand shovel pass for a TD. That was slick. Butker hits this time and the Chiefs lead 13-3 with 12:52 remaining in the first half.
8:52 p.m. — After one quarter the Chiefs hold a 6-3 lead and have the ball, third and 9 at Baltimore’s 23-yard line.
8:40 p.m. — A holding penalty and a sack on third and long forces the first punt of the evening. Kansas City takes over at its own 32-yard line with 4:12 in the first quarter, still leading 6-3.
8:31 p.m. — The Chiefs march right down the field and Patrick Mahomes rolls out for an easy rushing TD. Harrison Butker misses the PAT, Kansas City leads 6-3 with 6:43 left in the opening quarter.
8:29 p.m. — End around for Tyreek Hill on the first play for the Chiefs? Hook it into my veins (yes, he’s on my fantasy team; so what?).
8:23 p.m. — Baltimore gets the running game going early thanks to a big run by Lamar Jackson (and a sweet pitch out play on third down), but the Kansas City defense is able to get the stop and force a 26-yard field goal from Justin Tucker. Ravens lead 3-0 with 9:20 in the first quarter.
8:15 p.m. — That was one hell of an introduction by Samuel L. Jackson. Can we get him to do that more often?
(Updates will begin at 8:20 p.m. ET)
Chiefs vs. Ravens start time
- Location: M&T Bank Field, Baltimore
- Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel: ESPN
- Live stream: fuboTV | DAZN (in Canada)
With the exception of the season-opening “Monday Night Football” doubleheader in Week 1, all Monday night games are scheduled for the same start time of 8:15 p.m. ET.
This is the second of five prime-time games on the defending Super Bowl-champion Chiefs’ 2020 schedule. They’ll be back in the national spotlight in Week 6 for a Thursday night game at Buffalo.
The Ravens also have five prime-time games on their 2020 schedule, with Monday night’s Chiefs game being the first. Baltimore will appear in a prime-time slot three weeks in a row from Weeks 12-14 (at Steelers, vs. Cowboys, at Browns).
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule
A total of 17 games are on the “Monday Night Football” schedule in 2020. That includes the two games in the Week 1 doubleheader and no Monday night game in Week 17.
Below is the complete schedule of Monday night games this year.
|Week 1||Sept. 14||New York Giants vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 1||Sept. 14||Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 2||Sept. 21||Las Vegas Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 3||Sept. 28||Baltimore Ravens vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|Week 4||Oct. 5||Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons|
|Week 5||Oct. 12||New Orleans Saints vs. Los Angeles Chargers|
|Week 6||Oct. 19||Dallas Cowboys vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 7||Oct. 26||Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 8||Nov. 2||New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Week 9||Nov. 9||New York Jets vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 10||Nov. 16||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 11||Nov. 23||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 12||Nov. 30||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 7||San Francisco 49ers vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 14||Dec. 14||Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 15||Dec. 21||Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 28||New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills|
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