3 questions heading into the Ravens Week 14 game against the Browns

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3. Will Lamar Jackson get back into form?

Jackson has shown some struggles over the last several games. He has had moments of brilliance, but it hasn’t been at the consistency we’ve seen him normally play at. His performance over the last three games has been rough with him throwing three touchdowns to six interceptions.

Several factors have played into this poor performance such as the increase in pressure he’s seen over this span, however, there have been moments where he has failed to make the plays we’ve seen him consistently make.

There are times where he has been hesitant to make plays such as taking off when a lane is open or taking what the defense gives him by throwing the check down instead of buying time for the big play downfield.

He’s also shown moments of trying to force-feed the ball to Mark Andrews instead of spreading the ball around to his other receivers which have resulted in several interceptions. Of the 13 picks Jackson has thrown this season, six have occurred when targeting Andrews.

Defenses are zeroing in on Andrews and it has led to some great results from them. Jackson’s connection with Andrews is undeniable. That is his go-to receiver — defenses have taken note of this and responded.

Jackson is what makes this offense go. He is a unique talent that can create plays no one else can. He needs to get back to doing what he does best — playing Lamar ball. He shouldn’t be hesitant in the pocket. He should attack the defense in any fashion.

Jackson is at his best when he is playing free and without hesitation. That’s what the Ravens need from him. Sunday is a chance for him to do that.

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The Browns defense picked him off four times in their previous matchup. He will have an opportunity to overwrite that with a performance that can lead to a resurgence of his game and the Ravens offense.