Baltimore Ravens set numerous franchise records vs. NY Jets
The Baltimore Ravens handled the New York Jets on Thursday Night Football, but the real story lies in all the franchise records the team set.
On a night Lamar Jackson set the single-season record for quarterback rushing yards with 1,103-yards and counting, the real story lies in all the franchise records that were broken among all Baltimore Ravens players. The most notable ones include:
- Tied passing touchdowns in a single-season (33 – Vinny Testaverde, 1996)
- Tied rookie touchdown receptions (seven – Torrey Smith, 2011 and Marlon Brown, 2013)
- Touchdown receptions by a tight end (eight)
- Single-season team rushing yards (2,830-yards)
It was an absolutely remarkable night all around for Baltimore.
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Jackson continued his MVP season tonight when he broke Michael Vick’s single-season quarterback rushing yards record, but more impressively he tied a 23-year franchise record for touchdown passes in a single season. Jackson entered the night with 28 touchdown passes and threw another five more to get himself to 33. Vinny Testaverde, who many will remember him more as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, was the record holder and will likely be passed next week.
Jackson has seven games with three-or-more touchdown passes, four games with four-or-more touchdown passes, and now three games with five touchdown passes. Not bad for a running back.
Marquise Brown ties Torrey Smith and Marlon Brown for receiving touchdowns from a rookie wide receiver at seven. Brown has missed two games and still has two more weeks to break the record.
Mark Andrews has had the best season ever for a Ravens tight end, now topping over 750 receiving yards and a franchise-best eight touchdowns. Todd Heap and Dennis Pitta previously held the record for single-season touchdowns from a tight end at seven.
Finally, the team has broken its own record for single-season rushing yards with two games to go. All eye will be on the all-time single-season team rushing yards record now, held by the New England Patriots (3,165-yards, 1978).
Overall, December 12, 2019, was a historic night for the Baltimore Ravens franchise as a whole. Numerous records were set both for franchise and league history. On top of other records set previously this year, the 2019 season has been absolutely magical. The best part? There’s still two weeks left in the 2019 regular season.