8. Can Lamar Jackson continue to play well against pressure?
One thing that we had been tracking through three weeks was the play of Lamar Jackson under pressure. Jackson had been struggling when the heat gets dialed up, and we knew that the Cleveland Browns would test that. Jackson responded with his best performance of his season while under pressure despite facing more pressure in this game than any others.
Jackson was 5-8 under pressure for 94 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions. He was 6-16 for 56 yards and an interception before that. He flipped the script. The timing could not have been better.
As we noted, the Baltimore Ravens tackles will be questionable, and the Pittsburgh Steelers edge rushers will bring the heat. When Watt and Highmith get pressure, their defense is strong, but when they do not, they are easy to carve up. It will be on the line to avoid pressure, but it will be on Jackson not to cost his team the game when the pressure inevitably comes.