Earl Thomas got his revenge.
Lamar Jackson ran through the Seahawks all game and Thomas’ Baltimore teammates scored two defensive touchdowns to beat Seattle 30-16, sending the Seahawks to their second loss of the season.
This game was reminiscent of Seattle’s other loss, also at home, to New Orleans in Week 3. The Hawks beat themselves with two really bad turnovers — a pick-six on a bad-decision throw by Wilson in the first half and a fumble by D.K. Metcalf late in the game.
Jackson ran for 116 yards and a TD and led the Ravens on drives of 57 and 83 yards to put Baltimore up 10 and run 14 minutes off the clock late into the fourth quarter.
While Seattle’s defense couldn’t stop Jackson, the offense had trouble blocking the Ravens in the second half. The Hawks gained just 60 yards on 21 plays in the third quarter and early fourth.
Seattle got the ball back with 3:47 left, down 23-13, and Metcalf coughed up a touchdown when he fumbled and Marlon Humphrey returned it 18 yards for a touchdown.
The Hawks actually outplayed the Ravens in the first half, holding Jackson and company to six points. But big-play Marcus Peters, the ex-Husky just traded from L.A. to Baltimore, jumped on a late throw by Wilson and returned it 67 yards. It ended Wilson’s team-record streak of 220 throws without an interception.
Take away the two defensive touchdowns and this would have been a 16-16 game with less than two minutes to go, after Jason Myers hit a field goal for Seattle.
A visibly happy Thomas greeted former teammates and exchanged jerseys with Wilson after the game.
At 5-2, the Hawks face a possible get-happy game against a bad Falcons team in Atlanta in Week 8.