The Baltimore Ravens beat the Houston Texans. Here are three game balls, and you already know the MVP gets the first one:
The reason we give out three game balls has really become giving people credit other than Lamar Jackson, because he can get the game ball every single week. There is no way that Jackson is walking away from a four touchdown pass performance without a game ball. Jackson had one of the most incredible games of the season and he’s an MVP candidate. Let’s go over a list of impressive feats of Jackson in this game:
- 4 touchdown passes
- 222 passing yards
- 86 rushing yards
Let’s talk about each of these three things one at a time. His touchdown pass to Seth Roberts was an awesome play and his patience in the pocket is legitimately his most underrated quality. His touchdowns to Ingram were stat stuffing because one was too easy and the other one, Ingram did all the work. Jackson’s touchdown pass to Andrews was beautiful and perfectly placed. The Ravens’ quarterback keeps proving that he can do it with his arm.
Jackson had 222 passing yards in a game where he made some remarkable throws. He completed one pass to Hayden Hurst on a throw that most quarterbacks just can’t make. Jackson was 17-24 passing so you couldn’t have asked for a more efficient game. He missed a couple throws early and when he got settled in the Texans watched him get dangerously in the zone.
Jackson needed to do what he did on the ground in this game. It opened up everything for the Ravens. The Texans were determined to limit the Ravens on the ground. When they couldn’t stop Jackson, Mark Ingram and Gus Edwards ended up having big plays. Jackson made the Texans completely puzzled. It happens on a weekly basis. He dominates every single game. Jackson was the most exciting player on a team that collectively played an amazing game. He gets the game ball, he has to.