Ravens news: Lamar Jackson’s record remains intact, Ravens sign long-term lease, more
It looks like Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s single-season record for rushing yards will stay intact in 2022.
Jackson’s challenger was none other than Chicago Bears’ Justin Fields, who had racked up 1,143 rushing yards heading into Week 18. Fields has been ruled out for Week 18, which means he will finish 63 yard shy of Jackson’s 1,206 rushing yard record that he set in his MVP year.
Fields suffered from minor injuries this season and played in 15 games, which happens to be the same number of games that Jackson played in his record-setting 2019 campaign.
Only four quarterbacks have put together 1,000-plus rushing yard seasons in NFL history: Jackson, Fields, Michael Vick (with 1,039 yards in 2006), and Jackson again (1,005 yards in 2020).
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Bills safety Damar Hamlin has shown “remarkable improvement” in his recovery (ESPN)
The good news everybody was waiting for: Buffalo Bills’ Damar Hamlin seems to be progressing well in his recovery from his scary collapse in Week 17’s Bills-Bengals game.
The Bills released an update on Hamlin’s status on Thursday which stated that Hamlin remains in critical condition but appears to be neurologically intact.
Ravens players react to Damar Hamlin’s scary collapse (Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Banner)
Ravens players reacted in different ways to Hamlin’s hospitalization. Defensive end Calais Campbell noted how traumatic this event was for all involved and said he wouldn’t be surprised if some NFL players consider retirement.
Corner Marlon Humphrey claimed the incident didn’t change his approach to the game and applied this line of thinking: “If you were playing and going all-out, you got hurt, or you’re playing kind of soft, and you get hurt, which one would you rather go out?”
Ravens sign long-term lease to stay in Baltimore until 2037 (Matthew Tabeek and Justin Byers, Front Office Sports)
Earlier this week, Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted unanimously to keep the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium through 2037.
Last April, the Ravens also gained approval to receive $600 million in bonding capacity for future upgrades at their stadium.