Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens went into their Week 3 game with the New England Patriots looking to bounce back after last week’s disastrous fourth-quarter collapse.
And bounce back they did.
While it wasn’t always perfect and the Patriots kept it close for much of the afternoon, the Ravens were able to shut the door on their opponents due in part to the play of Jackson and a few timely defensive plays.
Jackson finished the game completing 18-of-29 passes for 218 yards while rushing the ball eight times for 110 yards. He was the catalyst for all five Ravens touchdowns on the day.
Whether it was Mark Andrews, Devin Duvernay, or even Josh Oliver, Jackson maximized the Ravens’ offense and proved his worth to the organization once again.
Lamar Jackson led the Ravens to a win in Week 3
Jackson broke yet another NFL record on Sunday becoming the first player in league history to throw for three touchdowns and rush for 100+ yards in consecutive games. Another week, another Lamar Jackson record.
The Ravens’ front seven struggled for much of the game and a Patrick Queen dropped interception (likely would have been a pick-six) threatened to spoil the team’s plans for a bounce-back victory.
However, interceptions by the likes of Josh Bynes and Marcus Peters late in the game helped seal the deal. It was a game the Ravens deserved to win — and that they did.
The defense faltered at times, but turnovers helped save the game. Of course, it never hurts to have a generational talent like Jackson under center.
The Ravens will head into a Week 4 meeting with the Buffalo Bills hoping to take advantage of their injury-riddled opposition.
This was a must-win game for the Ravens. Lamar Jackson helped ensure that they won it.