Ravens are running rout as Lamar Jackson torches Rams for 5 touchdowns
Ravens are running rout as Lamar Jackson threw for five touchdowns. Lamar become the first player to do so on his “Monday Night Football” debut. On 15-of-20 passing while totaling 264 yards (169 passing, 95 rushing) before being pulled early in the fourth quarter. He led the Ravens who improved to 9-2, to touchdowns on all six of his drives.
Monday represented the ninth time this season that Jackson has avoided throwing an interception, and the sixth time that he has thrown multiple touchdown passes.Here are three things that stood out in Monday night’s game:
- Confounding attack – The Jackson led Ravens racked up 480 yards and topped the 40-point mark for the fourth time this season.
- Vision of greatness – We often rave about Jackson’s legs, and he has impressed with his arm. But he doesn’t get enough credit for his eyes.
- More than Jackson – This Ravens defense deserves a lot of credit as well, because they the unit thoroughly contained the Rams’ offense. Todd Gurley managed only 22 yards on six carries, Jared Goff managed just 212 passing yards (a significant chunk of which was earned on the final drive with the game out of hand) and threw two interceptions, including one to former teammate Marcus Peters.
The Ravens have a tough test awaiting on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers come to town. This San Francisco defense is almost on that same level as the Patriots. But Jackson and Co. did light New England up for 37 points and 372 yards. If they do manage to dictate to the 49ers as they have with nearly every other opponent this season, then you have to seriously consider the Ravens as legitimate Super Bowl contenders.