The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Miami Dolphins in a high-scoring Week 2 affair, but no one will blame Lamar Jackson for the defeat.
The star quarterback finished with a stat line of 318 passing yards and three touchdowns against zero interceptions; he also added a whopping 119 rushing yards.
With that game, Jackson recorded his 11th 100-yard rushing game and broke Michael Vick’s record for most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback in regular-season history.
And that’s not all the history that was made on Sunday. Jackson became the first player in NFL history to record a passing and rushing touchdown of at least 75 yards in the same game — fans will no doubt remember his insane 79-yard touchdown run in the third quarter even though Baltimore ended up losing this matchup.
Ravens’ Lamar Jackson breaks Michael Vick’s record for most 100-yard rushing games
Despite his historic performance, Jackson told reporters after the game “that record doesn’t mean nothing if we’re not winning.”
The Ravens thought they had the game in hand with a 35-14 lead at the end of the third quarter, yet the Dolphins pulled off the unexpected comeback with a dominant fourth quarter from Tua Tagovailoa that included an epic collapse by Baltimore’s defense.
Tagovailoa threw four touchdowns in that last quarter, one of which saw speedy wideout Tyreek Hill get an open pass in the middle of the field with little to no coverage.
Hill posted touchdown catches of 48 and 60 yards late in the game, and Miami’s dangerous offense shifted into another gear just as the Ravens’ secondary unit was starting to break down.
For all his talent and glory, Jackson will look back at this game as one the Ravens should have put away.
Lamar Jackson is no stranger to breaking records, but the Ravens’ pass defense is no stranger to giving up huge yardage plays either (remember the Bengals?)