The Baltimore Ravens (10-3) defeated the Los Angeles Rams (6-7) on Sunday and by doing that they earned their 10th win of the season, the most dubs among AFC teams through Week 14 after the Miami Dolphins failed to defeat the Tennessee Titans on their MNF matchup.
Now in sole possession of the No. 1 seed in the conference and a near-lock to make the postseason (the New York Times model gives Baltimore >99% chances of reaching the playoffs), the Ravens aren't simply doing this as a team but also individually with their players racking up accolades weekly.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, just to name one, made a little bit of history in Week 14 by completing three passes for a touchdown for the 18th time in his Baltimore career, thus getting in possession of the lone record on that front by overtaking Joe Flacco, who stopped his run at 17 such games.
It's worth noting, however, that Flacco needed all of 11 years of play to reach those 17 matches with 3+ TD passing while Lamar has broken the record in just five seasons and a half.
On Sunday against the Rams, Jackson completed 24-of-43 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns through the air.
Jackson also rushed the rock 10 times for 70 yards, adding more yardage to his career-long taly and inching closer to becoming the most productive rushing quarterback in the history of the NFL, something he should accomplish midway through the 2024 season if all goes according to plan.
Just last month, Jackson became only the fourth QB in NFL history to break the 5,000-yard barrier rushing, joining a then-three-man-club comprising Russell Wilson, Cam Newton, and Michael Vick.
Entering Week 15, Jackson needs only 1,028 rushing yards to become the no. 1 rushing quarterback, something that should be very attainable for the Ravens quarterback to do between the remaining games of the 2023 season and the start of the 2024 campaign.