This Sunday’s clash against the NFC North-leading Detroit Lions (5-1) will mark the Baltimore Ravens’ (4-2) first game against an NFC foe this season. This means Lamar Jackson will get a chance to add to his historic and unbelievable NFL record involving the NFC Conference.
Since suiting up for the first time in a Ravens uniform five years ago, Jackson has a 15-1 record (7-0 at home) against NFC opponents. This .938 win percentage is the best by any NFL quarterback against the opposing conference since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger with at least five starts, per ESPN Stats & Info.
The lone NFC loss came during last year’s Week 6 matchup against the New York Giants, where Baltimore saw itself up 20-10 with 6:02 left in the game. The Ravens went on to lose 20-24 in one of many blown fourth-quarter leads in the past two years.
The average margin of victory in the former Lousiville Cardinal's 16 starts against the NFC is 9.81. The only teams he has yet to face are the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.
While Lamar Jackson having the best record against the opposing conference since the merger is nothing short of impressive, it doesn't matter heading into the season's toughest test against the Lions. All eyes will be on whether Jackson can take advantage of a Detroit defense that ranks 31st in pass rush win rate.
Let's hope the unanimous 2019 NFL MVP can continue his dominance against the NFC in a statement game at M&T Bank Stadium this Sunday, Oct. 22.