Ravens QB Lamar Jackson likely to set a new NFL record in Week 5

Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will be looking to secure a win over his AFC North rivals in Week 5, and there’s a good chance he’ll break another record in the process.

The Ravens play the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday night in what makes out to be a highly competitive matchup in a tense division.

Baltimore is coming off a deflating loss to the Buffalo Bills in which Jackson got shut out for the entire second half; Joe Burrow and the Bengals recently took down the Miami Dolphins and have regained some of their mojo back.

Given the history between both these teams, all eyes will be on Lamar Jackson and Joe Burrow, two of the most talented AFC quarterbacks in 2022.

Jackson has been putting together MVP-caliber performances through four weeks of the season, though he admittedly suffered a decline in form against Buffalo with his two picks and sub-200 passing yards.

Nonetheless, Jackson could be due to break an NFL record in Week 5 if he makes a solid impact on the ground: Jackson could become the sixth quarterback in league history to reach 4,000 career rushing yards, not to mention he would be the fastest ever to achieve that total.

All he needs? 11 measly rushing yards.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is on track to make more history in 2022

Jackson has recorded two 100-plus yard rushing games so far this season, and it’s a near certainty that he will rush for at least 11 yards against the Bengals in Week 5.

The dual-threat quarterback has exploited opponents with his dynamic run game time and time again, and even though Cincinnati boasts a stout run defense, Jackson’s unique talents are difficult to stop.

Over the past few weeks, Jackson has attracted deserved MVP attention for his stellar quarterback play and has broken quite a few records already, including Michael Vick’s record for most career 100-yard rushing games.

The Ravens see this upcoming matchup as a revenge game against a team that humiliated them twice in 2021, and much of Baltimore’s offensive success, per usual, will hinge on the man under center.

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Jackson would probably take a regular season win over setting a new record, but why can’t he have both?