Jackson and the Ravens entered their Week 2 meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football looking for revenge against a team that has had their number over the years.
Unfortunately, the first quarter wasn’t particularly kind to Baltimore’s former NFL MVP.
Jackson tossed a pair of interceptions in the first 15 minutes, both of which went to star safety Tyrann Mathieu. He finished the quarter going 3-of-7 for just 24 yards and those two interceptions.
Not exactly an ideal start for the Ravens’ offense.
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense had a difficult first quarter
While the Ravens were able to find some success on the ground, Jackson’s mistakes ultimately cost them. They trailed 14-7 after one due in part to Jackson’s first interception which was returned for a touchdown.
That came one play after Jackson overthrew Marquise Brown who streaked past the defense. If Jackson had connected with his speedy wideout, it likely would have been a touchdown.
Instead, on the very next play, he tossed a touchdown to the other team.
Jackson is looking to exorcise his demons and win his first career game against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. But he’ll need a much better performance to overcome his powerhouse opponents.
With the Ravens battling so many injuries on both sides of the ball, they can ill-afford to make mistakes and not capitalize on golden opportunities.
Lamar Jackson will certainly hope to put together a better finish to this game. But it’s been an inauspicious start, to say the least.