Ravens: When you have Lamar Jackson, you always have a chance

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Lamar Jackson comprehensively picked apart almost every narrative ever held against him in the Baltimore Ravens’ win on Monday night.

Since Jackson was drafted, he has taken the league by storm, though he has had no shortage of detractors — he is just a running back playing quarterback; he can’t play from behind; he can’t win with just his arm; he can’t consistently throw from the pocket; he needs a strong ground game.

Through the first four weeks of the season, he went a long way to further picking apart those narratives.

On Monday night, he smashed them to pieces.

The only thing that could have made this a more comprehensive break from narratives is had it been a playoff game.

Fortunately, it won’t be much longer until Jackson has that chance. And, on the path he is currently hurtling down, he’s ready to break his playoff funk in a big way.

In winning the Ravens’ Week 5 game as he did, Jackson told the league, loudly, that if he is on the field, the Ravens always have a chance.