LOS ANGELES — Lamar Jackson was unstoppable in his Monday Night time Soccer debut, exhibiting the soccer world as soon as once more why he is maybe the very best participant within the recreation.
In a 45-6 rout of the Los Angeles Rams, Jackson put collectively one other MVP efficiency in main the Baltimore Ravens to scores on all six of his drives whereas persevering with to rewrite the NFL document ebook.
With Jackson ripping lengthy runs and threading passes within the pink zone, listed below are some new feats he established Monday:
First participant with 5 landing passes in a Monday Night time Soccer debut, in accordance with the Elias Sports activities Bureau analysis
Youngest participant (22 years outdated) with a number of video games of 5 landing passes in NFL historical past
First participant in NFL historical past with 4 landing passes and at the least 50 yards speeding in consecutive video games
First participant with at the least 3,000 passing yards and 1,500 speeding yards over his first two seasons in NFL historical past.
Jackson completed 15-of-20 for 169 yards with landing passes to Marquise “Hollywood” Brown (6 and 18 yards), Willie Snead IV (two 7-yarders) and Mark Ingram (7 yards). He additionally ran for 95 yards on eight carries.
He did all of this regardless of not taking part in the ultimate 14 minutes, 43 seconds of the sport.
It is no longer simply an MVP race. It is a race for many landing passes within the league. Jackson is tied with Seattle’s Russell Wilson for the NFL lead with 24 landing passes.
The Ravens (9-2) received for an NFL-best seventh straight time. Baltimore now leads the AFC North by three video games over the Pittsburgh Steelers and strikes again to inside one recreation of the New England Patriots for the highest seed within the AFC.
This units up a marquee matchup Sunday, when the Ravens face the San Francisco 49ers at M&T Financial institution Stadium.