BALTIMORE — Lamar Jackson threw 5 landing passes, scurried into the NFL document e-book and guided the Baltimore Ravens to their second straight AFC North title and 10th consecutive victory, 42-21 over the New York Jets on Thursday night time.
Baltimore (12-2) took management with touchdowns on its first three possessions and Jackson made it 28-7 within the third quarter with a 24-yard scoring cross to rookie Marquise Brown following a turnover by New York (5-9).
That was sufficient to guarantee the Ravens one other division title after they clinched a playoff berth 4 days earlier in Buffalo. With a victory subsequent week in Cleveland, the Ravens can be assured the highest seed within the AFC, a distinction that comes with home-field benefit main as much as the Tremendous Bowl.
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Jackson ran for 86 yards (on eight carries) to interrupt Michael Vick’s single-season document for a quarterback. Jackson has 1,108 yards speeding. Vick had 1,039 for Atlanta in 2006.
On this night time, nevertheless, Jackson did a lot of the injury along with his proper arm. He accomplished 15 of 23 passes for 212 yards and elevated his NFL-leading whole of landing passes to 33, tying the franchise season document set by Vinny Testaverde in 1996.
After Jackson’s cross to Brown, many within the crowd of 70,545 chanted “MVP! MVP!” There was a reprise of the mantra late within the third quarter when Jackson hit Seth Roberts for a 33-yard landing. The rating got here after Jackson related with tight finish Mark Andrews for a 36-yard completion on a fourth-and-1 from the Baltimore 29.
Jackson celebrated the primary down by dancing downfield along with his arm pointing towards the New York aim line. Not as soon as all through his distinctive efficiency did Jackson present any signal of being slowed by a quadriceps damage that made headlines within the days main as much as the sport.
The Jets, in the meantime, hardly regarded like a group that had gained 4 of their earlier 5 video games. Sam Darnold threw two landing passes to Jamison Crowder however the second-year quarterback additionally tossed an interception and misplaced a fumble.
The primary turnover ruined a possible scoring drive close to the top of the primary half and the latter miscue instantly preceded Jackson’s TD cross to Brown.
Darnold went 18 for 32 for 218 yards.
The Jets’ different landing got here on a blocked punt within the fourth quarter.
New York’s protection got here in ranked second within the NFL in opposition to the push, however the unit was no match for the league’s high working sport. The Ravens amassed 218 yards on the bottom, together with 76 by Mark Ingram.
Jackson broke Vick’s speeding mark on Baltimore’s opening possession whereas guiding the Ravens on an 84-yard march. The twin-threat quarterback ran 3 times for 27 yards and accomplished all three of his passes for 41 yards earlier than Ingram ran in from the New York 6.
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Jackson supplanted Vick within the document e-book with a 5-yard run from the Jets 11.
It was extra of the identical on Baltimore’s second drive. A 29-yard run by Ingram and a 25-yard impromptu jaunt out of the pocket by Jackson preceded a 5-yard landing cross to rookie Miles Boykin.
Darnold threw a 4-yard landing cross to get New York to 13-7 earlier than the Ravens rolled to their third TD in three possessions. A 43-yard cross interference penalty in opposition to the Jets arrange a 1-yard landing cross to Andrews, and Ingram tacked on a 2-point conversion.