The Baltimore Ravens (8-3) put an end to their three-game homestand by defeating the lowly Cincinnati Bengals (5-5) by a solid margin in a 34-20 trouncing that saw Lamar Jackson beat a couple of historic records and move up saucy leaderboards.
From a team-wide perspective, the Baltimore Ravens outgained the Cincinnati Bengals 405 to 272 yards on offense while converting half of their third-downs on TNF and averaging nearly seven yards per play.
Lamar Jackson was obviously the leader of the Ravens offense, throwing for 264 yards and two touchdowns in a performance that saw him complete 16-of-26 pass attempts. Most importantly, Jackson added 54 yards on nine carries
This TNF matchup marked Jackson's fifth consecutive game with 50+ rush yards against the Bengals franchise, a feat (player vs. team) unrivaled since 1950, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Lamar surpassed Michael Vick's four-game streak against the Saints reaching 50+ rushing yards, the last man to ever put together such a mean string of performances against a poor, individual franchise.
Jackson also etched his name in history, or at least kept adding to it, by surpassing former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham for the fourth-most rushing yards by a player at the position with 4,972 after Thursday to Cunningham's 4,928.
Although these two played in two completely different eras, it's worth noting that it took Cunningham 16 seasons (and 161 games) to reach his mark while Lamar has topped it in just 81 games and five and a half seasons of NFL play.
Those rushing records are great, but they will still attract some haters and critics of Lamar's passing game. Welp.
Jackson connected for touchdown strikes of 37 yards to Nelson Agholor and 10 yards to Rashod Bateman on TNF. He reached 264 yards and avoided throwing an interception. He didn't fumble the rock. On and on it goes... Take that for data (and run with it).