Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson could make history vs. Buffalo Bills
As if Lamar Jackson‘s 2019 season hasn’t already been spectacular, he could make a huge mark on NFL history vs. the Buffalo Bills in week 13.
Lamar Jackson has dominated the NFL in 2019 and is guiding the Baltimore Ravens as one of, if not the, best teams in the league. I just wanted to emphasize that in case you’ve been under a rock in 2019.
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Besides the point, what Lamar Jackson is doing this year is historic. We talked about how Jackson could have a historic 2019 season this offseason, but to see it come to fruition is amazing. It’s extraordinary, it’s simply unlike anything we’ve seen before.
As a runner, we all know how dangerous Jackson is, but he’s just as much a threat as a passer. Jackson has 32 touchdowns this season and just six turnovers. He’s on pace to pass for over 3,000-yards and rush for over 1,200-yards.
Let’s talk about that last stat for a second: Lamar Jackson is set to rush for over 1,300-yards. As a quarterback, not a running back. That’s astonishing. It’s never been done before. Not even by the legendary Michael Vick.
In 2006, Vick set the single-season quarterback rushing yards record at 1,039-yards. To date, he’s the only quarterback to ever rush for over 1,000-yards in a season. Lamar Jackson (currently 977 rushing yards) is set to join him in that category, but he could do much more than that.
To break the 1,000-yard barrier, Jackson needs just 23 rushing yards. We all know that he can do that on a single run, so surpassing this seems like a gimme. To pass Vick for the most in a single-season, he needs 62-yards. Again, this seems extremely attainable.
On the year, Lamar Jackson is averaging 81.4 rushing yards per game. The Buffalo Bills defense, with whom the Baltimore Ravens play this week, is allowing 104.2 rushing yards per game. We know that Mark Ingram and the rest of the Ravens running backs will get their touches, but Jackson has to have his eyes set on beating a stout defensive unit on his own.
Lamar Jackson has shown us this year that he doesn’t care about individual accolades; winning is a much higher priority for him. Still, he likely knows that history could be made vs. the Buffalo Bills this Sunday and we’re here to watch it happen.