5 things we learned from Baltimore Ravens huge win in Seattle
3. Stats don’t always tell you everything with Lamar Jackson:
The box score isn’t kind to Lamar Jackson in this game but the eye test was. For example his stat line of 9-20 passing for 143 yards doesn’t look very good. Jackson’s passing numbers are hurt by a number of drops by his receivers. The Ravens should have gotten more out of the passing game. Jackson had misfires yet if his receivers made plays they should have made, his numbers would look similar to last week’s historic performance.
Jackson was a better passer in this game than the statistics indicate however his running was what stole the show. Jackson ran the ball 14 times for 116 yards and a touchdown. The numbers feed into the narrative that he is a running quarterback. The numbers open up the conversation about the sustainability of this offense. The numbers don’t show you how little the Seattle Seahawks were able to doll out punishment to Jackson. The numbers neglect to mention how clutch Jackson was and how the plays he made took over the game.
Jackson is a different type of quarterback. It is a sustainable offense despite it being different than the rest of the NFL. Jackson was a superstar in this game. He made jaw dropping plays and it was very much a signature win for him. It was a big moment for Jackson even if his passing numbers don’t suggest it.