Ravens down Browns 31-15: Questions, Comments and Concerns
Is there anyone else like Lamar Jackson?
I’m not talking about his play on the field. That much has been spoken for and he’ll have the award to show for it. Although that second touchdown to Mark Andrews was pretty delicious.
I’m talking about his attitude. The effect he has not only on the players around him, but the players he dominates week in and week out. And, of course, the fans.
We’ve seen him deflect questions countless times when he’s asked about himself. But hearing that Mark Ingram surpassed 1,000 yards on the season gets the biggest reaction out of him we’ve seen thus far. You can’t teach that brand of selflessness, and you definitely can’t fake it.
The jersey swap has become a staple of post-game happenings. For Lamar Jackson, it’s jersey swaps. After torching the Jets on national television, he gave out a handful of jerseys to Jets players after the game. It is an honor to be beaten by Lamar Jackson.
But it’s not just the players. After showing Browns fans what a real football team looks like, they lined up in the tunnel to get autographs from Jackson. Could you imagine Ravens fans lining up for Ben Roethlisberger after beating the Ravens at home?
Can the Ravens beat the Steelers with RGIII?
I mentioned it in the last Questions, Comments and Concerns, and now it’s happening. After struggling against the 6-9 Jets, Pittsburgh, at 8-7, now needs a win in Baltimore, an Indianapolis win a Tennessee loss, and an Oakland loss to nab the 6th seed. It is unlikely considering all the outside help they need, and especially unlikely considering they haven’t scored over 10 points in two straight games.
It might be more effective to ask whether Robert Griffin III can score 11 points next Sunday?
With more than just Jackson sitting next Sunday, it won’t be as simple as just plugging Griffin into this humming offense. But I subscribe to the belief that Griffin still has an engine under that hood. And what better fuel than ensuring the Steelers miss the playoffs in front of a home crowd?