QB Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens
|6-3, 200||Born: 1-7-1997||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2018|
2019 Week 1 vs MIA (17 / 20 / 324 / 5 / 0 pass, 3 / 6 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson looked like a different player than the one who led the Ravens to the playoffs last season. Jackson was an order of magnitude more confident, composed, and accurate. Jackson led the Ravens down the field on their opening possession for a touchdown but the drive consisted almost entirely of running plays. Following an interception Jackson connected with Marquise Brown over the middle on a slant and Brown took the pass to the end zone for a 47 yard touchdown. Jackson's next throw was a 40 yard bomb that hit Marquise Brown perfectly in stride for an 83 yard touchdown. Jackson completed passes to Mark Andrews and Brown to move the Ravens into scoring position. Jackson capped the drive with another very nice deep ball this time to Willie Snead down the slot for a 33 yard touchdown. Following a muffed punt the Ravens took over in excellent field position. Jackson capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown to Miles Boykin. Jackson faced immediate pressure on the play and was forced to retreat more than 15 yards behind the line of scrimmage and make the throw to Boykin off his back foot. The play demonstrated his chemistry with Boykin. Jackson showed off his chemistry with Mark Andrews in the second half. Jackson connected with Andrews for 39 yards down the seam to set up a 1 yard touchdown toss to Patrick Ricard. Jackson took a seat on the bench for the 4th quarter with the Ravens holding a 42 point lead.
2019 Week 2 vs ARI (24 / 37 / 272 / 2 / 0 pass, 16 / 120 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson showed some inconsistency after being perfect against Miami. Jackson missed a number of throws and the Ravens were forced to settle for 3 field goals which kept the game closer than it should have been. Jackson played well as a passer but showed he's not a finished product yet. Jackson racked up rushing yards because the Cardinals' defensive ends were consistently crashing in to giving Jackson a free avenue to the edge. Jackson kept the ball on a read option play and glided along the sideline for 19 yards. The defensive ends crashed hard keying on Mark Ingram and leaving Jackson unaccounted for. Jackson connected with Marquise Brown 3 times following the run and then found Mark Andrews wide open down the sideline for a 27 yard touchdown on the Ravens opening possession. Jackson. Jackson converted a 3rd and 17 with a strike up the seam to Andrews for 28 yards. Jackson then kept the ball on another option play and escaped out of bounds after gaining 16 more. The drive stalled with a stuffed run play and an incompletion forcing a field goal. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their ensuing possession. Jackson connected with Andrew and Ingram each for a big play in the passing game and added 30 yards on the ground on 4 carries to move the Ravens into the red zone. Jackson found Hayden Hurst off play action for a 1 yard touchdown. The Ravens went 3 and out before halftime because of a sack and a botched snap on consecutive plays. Jackson again moved the Ravens into the red zone but they were forced to settle for a field goal after a delay of game penalty on 4th and 1. Jackson picked up 19 yards running on 3rd and 20 with a spectacular run to set up the 4th and short but the penalty forced a field goal. Jackson again moved the Ravens into field goal range with his legs and completions to Miles Boykin and Andrews giving the Ravens a 6 point lead with 9 minutes remaining, After a failed possession, Jackson sealed the game with a 41 yard dagger to Marquise Brown down the sideline on 3rd and 11. Jackson's throw was perfect to beat excellent coverage.
2019 Week 3 vs KC (22 / 43 / 267 / 0 / 0 pass, 8 / 46 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson played his worst game of the season and seemed to regress as a passer. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Jackson found Nick Boyle down the seam for 23 yards off of play action on one of Jackson's best throws of the game. Jackson also converted a 4th and 3 with a 7 yard scramble setting up a 2 yard touchdown run for Mark Ingram. Jackson missed Marquise Brown twice on the Ravens' first two possessions for two potential big plays. The Ravens second possession ended with a failed 4th down pass with heavy pressure in Jackson's face and no one open. The Ravens final possession of the first half ended with Jackson overthrowing an open Hayden Hurst down the seam for a potential big play. It was the type of throw Jackson had completed the first two weeks of the season but Jackson overthrew every big play opportunity he had in the first half. The Ravens marched down the field for a touchdown on a drive that consisted entirely of running plays to open the second half. Jackson finally found some success throwing the ball with completion to Boyle and Marquise Brown but was met with another 4th down. The Ravens went for it and Jackson heaved a prayer downfield as he was being wrapped up and Seth Roberts hauled it in for 25 yards. It was a great play by Roberts and lucky by Jackson. The play set up a Mark Ingram touchdown. Jackson made a great throw to Marquise Brown down the sideline for 31 yards but missed him the following play for a potential 32 yard touchdown. On 3rd and 17 facing heavy pressure Jackson heaved a jump ball across the field and across his body that was brought in by Willie Snead for 23 yards. The pass should have been intercepted. The big play resulted in another field goal attempt. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field with underneath passes and capped the drive with an impressive 9 yard touchdown run brining the Ravens to within 5. The Chiefs ran out the clock after picking up a first down. Jackson's inconsistency passing the ball was the offensive story of the game for the Ravens.
2019 Week 4 vs CLE (24 / 34 / 247 / 3 / 2 pass, 9 / 66 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson struggled against the Browns. Jackson was more consistent throwing the ball than last week especially in the short to intermediate ranges but struggled throwing the ball downfield. Jackson was sacked on the Ravens opening possession forcing a 3 and out. The Ravens second possession stalled with a drop by Mark Andrews followed by a 3rd down sack. The Ravens third possession ended with Lamar Jackson failing to complete a pass to a wide open Chris Moore down the sideline. Jackson's poor throw didn't allow Moore to get both feet inbounds. Jackson's first big play was a 29 yard run on a read option play. Jackson followed Nick Boyle around the edge and wasn't touched until he slipped running downfield. A few more running plays moved the Ravens inside the Browns' 10 yard line and Jackson found Miles Boykin for a 9 yard touchdown. The Ravens first drive of the second half stalled in a field goal attempt after Jackson absorbed another sack and short-armed a throw to Marquise Brown. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field with completions in the short to intermediate range and thanks to the Ravens running game. Jackson capped the drive finding Mark Andrews wide open in the back of the end zone for a 9 yard touchdown. Trailing by 12 with less than 9 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter the Ravens went for it on 4th and 3 deep in their own territory. Jackson's pass fell incomplete with a miscommunication between him and Andrews. On the Ravens ensuing possession Jackson made an ill advised throw to Andrews downfield into double coverage and the pass was intercepted. A few plays later Jackson's arm was hit as he threw and Jackson was again intercepted. Justice Hill appeared to miss a blitz pick up on the play. On the Ravens final possession with the game well out of hand Jackson hit Willie Snead on an underneath throw and Snead took the short pass 50 yards for a touchdown.
2019 Week 5 vs PIT (19 / 28 / 161 / 1 / 3 pass, 14 / 70 / 0 rush)
The Ravens opening drive consisted almost entirely of running plays. The drive stalled in the red zone with Jackson throwing the ball slightly behind Marquise Brown resulting in an incompletion forcing a field goal attempt. Following an interception the Ravens took over in excellent field position. Jackson moved the Ravens inside the 5 with his legs and Ingram scored a 2 yard rushing touchdown to cap the drive. Jackson and the Ravens moved down the field relying on the passing game on their next possession. Jackson found Mark Andrews for 24 yards to move into the red zone. Jackson capped the drive with his best throw of the game; an 11 yard touchdown over the middle to Marquise Brown through a tight window. Jackson was intercepted on the Ravens ensuing possession targeting Mark Andrews over the middle. Andrews appeared to absorb illegal contact before the pass arrived but there was no flag on the play. Jackson was sacked twice during a three and out. Jackson simply stood in the pocket and made no effort to move or get rid of the ball on either play. Jackson was sacked again in a similar fashion and then was intercepted targeting Seth Roberts along the sideline. Jackson failed to see an underneath defender and threw the ball right to him giving the Steelers great field position. Jackson moved the Ravens into Pittsburg territory and made a great throw up the seam to Nick Boyle but Devin Bush made an even better play to take the ball away from Boyle and secure an interception. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field with completions to Hayden Hurst and Willie Snead but the drive stalled in the red zone because of a holding penalty. Trailing by 3 with less than 3 minutes remaining Jackson moved the Ravens down the field for a game tying field goal forcing overtime. The Ravens netted 2 yards on 6 plays in overtime but managed to win thanks to a forced fumble and recovery by Marlon Humphrey putting the Ravens in field goal range.
2019 Week 6 vs CIN (21 / 33 / 236 / 0 / 0 pass, 19 / 152 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson played well and was extremely effective running the football both on designed runs and scrambles. Jackson had some struggles throwing the ball including a miss downfield to a wide open Chris Moore. Jackson did not turn the ball over as he had in previous weeks and did a better job of not standing in the pocket too long and absorbing unnecessary sacks. Jackson did take a few unnecessary hits but for the most part he gave himself up or got out of bounds before he could get hit. Jackson kept the ball on a read option play on the Ravens opening possession and raced into the open field for a 36 yard gain. Jackson went untouched until he was brought down. A few plays later Jackson again gained the edge running off left tackle and burst down the sideline for a 21 yard touchdown. Jackson outraced a number of defenders who had an angle on him on the play. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field for another touchdown on their second possession. Jackson hit Mark Andrews and Miles Boykin for nice gains setting up a 1 yard touchdown by Mark Ingram. Jackson scrambled for 28 yards on 3rd and 10 just before halftime but Jackson stepped out of bounds just a second after time had expired in the half not allowing a field goal attempt. The Ravens two scoring possessions in the second half were long methodical drives relying or Jackson's legs and the underneath passing game. Both long drives ended in field goals with Jackson and the Ravens struggling to sustain methodical drives and turn them into touchdowns. Without big plays Jackson struggles to move the ball down the field consistently. Jackson and the Ravens looked out of sync when forced to rely on the passing game.
2019 Week 7 vs SEA (9 / 20 / 143 / 0 / 0 pass, 14 / 116 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson played very well against the Seahawks. Jackson overcame drops and penalties with a great single handed performance. Jackson delivered big plays with his arm and legs when the Ravens needed them most. On the Ravens first possession Jackson connected with Miles Boykin off of play action for a 50 yard gain. Jackson's pass was a little underthrown but he did a good job of finding Boykin while he was on the move and completing the pass. The Ravens settled for a field goal after 3 run plays. On 3rd and 10 with no one open Jackson escaped the pocket and ran down the sideline for 28 yards before slipping and falling or he may have had a bigger gain. Jackson then hit Mark Andrews down the seam for 33 yards on one of his best throws of the game. But once again the Ravens drive stalled with 3 unsuccessful red zone plays. A pick six by Marcus Peters shortened the half for the Ravens offense leaving them with 4 possessions resulting in 2 field goals and 2 punts. Jackson and the Ravens offense finally got going midway through the 3rd quarter. Jackson converted a key 3rd down with a 10 yard pass to Hayden Hurst down the sideline as he was scrambling. Jackson capped the drive with a 13 yard gain on a designed quarterback run to set up 4th and 2. Jackson then kept the ball on a nearly identical play for an 8 yard touchdown run. Jackson's ability to make defenders miss in tight spaces and avoid hits is remarkable. With a 7 point lead and 12 minutes remaining in the game Jackson led the Ravens down the field on a drive that ate 9 minutes of game clock. After a holding penalty and ugly drop by Mark Andrews, Lamar Jackson scrambled for 30 yards on 3rd and 8. The Ravens moved the ball down the field with their rushing attack and kicked a field goal to take a 2 score lead. The Ravens defense scored another touchdown giving the Ravens a commanding lead. Jackson converted a 3rd and 7 with an 8 yard run to seal the game.
2019 Week 9 vs NE (17 / 23 / 163 / 1 / 0 pass, 16 / 61 / 2 rush)
Lamar Jackson played well and made some spectacular plays with his legs. Jackson and the Ravens offense did struggle for a stretch in the second and third quarter but rebounded with two strong drives to seal the game. Jackson had a few misses in the game on throws he rushed and had a couple of batted passes early but found more consistency later in the game. The Ravens didn't generate many passing plays downfield but were consistent with the underneath passing game making key conversions. Jackson made an impressive throw to Marquise Brown as he was being wrapped up to convert a 3rd and 5. The Ravens moved into the red zone and were going to kick a field goal but an offsides penalty by the Patriots gave the Ravens first and goal. Jackson capped the drive with a 3 yard rushing touchdown off of a bootleg. Jackson kept the ball on an option play and followed a nice block from Nick Boyle at the second level for 18 yards. The drive stalled and the Ravens kicked a field goal after a few failed run plays. With a 4 point lead midway through the 3rd quarter Jackson and the Ravens found their stride. Jackson found Mark Andrews for 18 yards on 3rd and 5. Jackson converted a 4th and 4 with a dart to Willie Snead along the sideline for 7 yards. Jackson then had a spectacular 11 yard scramble where he escaped 3 Patriots defenders including Kyle Van Noy who looked like he should have had him. Jackson capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown to Nick Boyle. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field again on a long methodical drive that was capped with his legs. Jackson burst through traffic for 9 yards to set up first and goal then ran a quarterback sneak for a 1 yard touchdown. Jackson was going to be stopped short on the play but Orlando Brown pulled Jackson into the end zone. The Ravens final two drives ate up 17:44 of game clock and resulted in two touchdowns.
2019 Week 10 vs CIN (15 / 17 / 223 / 3 / 0 pass, 7 / 65 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson was nearly perfect against the Bengals. Jackson had an outstanding day throwing the ball. Jackson delivered accurate passes to a number of different receivers and took what the defense gave him. Jackson made some great throws throughout the game and had arguably his best run of the season. Jackson opened the game by launching a bomb downfield that hit Marquise Brown perfectly in stride for a 49 yard gain. Jackson followed it with a 19 yard completion to Mark Andrews and capped the drive with a 2 yard touchdown pass to Andrews. On the Ravens second possession Jackson converted a 4th and short to Andrews and found Nick Boyle open downfield for a 35 yard gain. Ingram capped the drive with a 1 yard score. Jackson made one of his best throws of the game on the move down the side line to Hayden Hurst for 14 yards. Jackson fit the pass through a tight window. Jackson then found Boyle for another big play downfield before finding Mark Andrews down the seam for a 17 yard touchdown. Lamar Jackson singlehandedly made 4 defenders miss in the open field on his way to a 47 yard rushing touchdown. The run included a highlight reel spin move that made two defenders miss and was probably Jackson's best run of the season. Jackson followed it with one his best throws of the game. Jackson stood strong in the pocket and delivered an accurate pass to Marquise Brown as he absorbed a hit for a 20 yard touchdown. The Ravens took a 32 point lead with the score and Robert Griffin III played instead of Lamar Jackson for the final two offensive series.
2019 Week 11 vs HOU (17 / 24 / 222 / 4 / 0 pass, 9 / 86 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson started the game 1 for 6 as a passer but ended up putting together another MVP type performance. Jackson completed 13 consecutive passes after the slow start and finished the game with 4 touchdown passes. Jackson also created big plays with his legs including another spectacular run. The Ravens first two possessions came up empty with a missed field goal followed by a failed fake punt on 4th down. Jackson moved the Ravens down the field for a touchdown. Jackson went 5 for 5 with each completion going to a different target and capped the drive with a 15 yard strike to Seth Roberts. The Ravens offense again moved into the red zone this time on the strength of their rushing attack. Jackson threw another dart down the middle of the field for an 18 yard touchdown to Andrews on a post route that looked very similar to his first touchdown pass. Jackson got the Ravens on the board again with a 30 pass interference penalty to set up a 25 yard touchdown pass to Mark Ingram. It was a simple pass to the flat and Ingram went uncontested to the end zone for the score. Jackson made two defenders miss near the line of scrimmage on a read option play then narrowly avoided 3 more tacklers at the second level with a series of cuts and moves before being brought down after a 39 yard run. Multiple defenders had Jackson within reach but whiffed. The run set up a field goal attempt. Jackson hit Mark Andrews in stride on a crossing route allowing him to run for a 51 yard gain. The pass set up a 12 yard touchdown to Mark Ingram. Jackson was replaced by Robert Griffin III following the score.
2019 Week 12 vs LAR (15 / 20 / 169 / 5 / 0 pass, 8 / 95 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson put together another MVP type performance. Jackson and the Ravens offense were unstoppable scoring 6 touchdowns on their 6 possessions. Jackson demonstrated incredible composure, accuracy, and athleticism in his dominant performance. Jackson was extremely efficient and the Ravens seemed to be able to counter whatever the Rams did offensively. The Ravens moved down the field on the strength of their ground game on their opening possession with Jackson tallying 21 yards on the ground as well. Jackson capped the drive by finding a wide open Marquise Brown for a 6 yard touchdown. The Ravens again moved into the red zone thanks to a 4th down conversion by Jackson on a designed run. Jackson capped the drive with a dime to Marquise Brown for an 18 yard touchdown. Jackson looked off the safety before delivering a perfect tight window throw. Jackson took what was probably the biggest hit he has taken all season from Troy Hill on a scramble but seemed no worse for wear. A few plays later Jackson dropped a shot gun snap before escaping the pocket through a huge lane for a 30 yard scramble. Jackson gave himself up at the 1 yard line and was upset with himself for not scoring the touchdown. The Ravens moved down the field running their 2 minute offense for their 4 touchdown of the half. Jackson hit Willie Snead perfectly in stride on a slant for a 7 yard touchdown to cap the drive. Jackson made his best throw of the game between 3 defenders to Mark Andrews who took the pass for a 38 yard gain. Jackson threw a 7 yard touchdown to Mark Ingram over the middle a few plays later. Jackson's final drive ate up nearly 9 minutes of game clock and ended in another touchdown. Jackson found Willie Snead in the flat for a 7 yard touchdown. Jackson was replaced by Robert Griffin III.
2019 Week 13 vs SF (14 / 23 / 105 / 1 / 0 pass, 16 / 101 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens struggled against the 49ers defense. Lamar Jackson was inconsistent throwing the ball. Jackson had been outstanding in previous weeks in the short to intermediate range but Jackson missed a number of underneath throws against the 49ers at least in part due to the rain. With the passing game struggling Jackson took it upon himself to make plays with his legs to try to put up points. Jackson ended the game with nearly as many rushing yards as passing yards. Following a turnover Jackson threw a jump ball down the seam to Mark Andrews for a 20 yard touchdown. Jackson led the Ravens down the field on their ensuing possession. Jackson had 38 rushing yards on the drive including a 1 yard touchdown run on a read option play. Jackson made arguably his best throw of the game down the seam to Mark Andrews for 18 yards. Andrews had 3 defenders converging on him so Jackson did well to complete the throw. The pass led to a Justin Tucker field goal giving the Ravens a 3 point lead. Of the Ravens 3 first half scores 2 were aided by roughing the passer penalties and the third was off of a turnover. The Ravens were moving the ball effectively to open the second half but Marcell Harris made a great play to steal the ball out of Jackson's hands in the open field. The Ravens were on the edge of field goal range when Jackson fumbled. The Ravens next two possessions ended with throws intended for Mark Andrews. There appeared to be pass interference on the first and Fred Warner made a great play to break up the pass on 4th down on the second. The Ravens got the ball back with 6 minutes remaining and the game tied. Jackson converted key 3rd and 4th downs with his legs to set up a game winning field goal by Justin Tucker with no time remaining.
2019 Week 14 vs BUF (16 / 25 / 145 / 3 / 1 pass, 11 / 40 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson struggled to throw the ball consistently for the second consecutive week. Jackson had a number of near misses and high throws throughout the game in windy conditions. The Ravens also seemed slightly hesitant to give Jackson the ball on designed runs perhaps looking ahead to a quick turnaround against the Jets or the playoffs. Jackson also faced frequent pressure against the Bills and Buffalo did a good job of not letting Jackson escape the pocket for any big gains. The Ravens scored their first touchdown off of a turnover on a short field. Jackson lofted a wobbly pass to Nick Boyle over the head of a defender for a 3 yard touchdown after Jackson made it look like he was going to run. On the Ravens ensuing possession Jackson threw the ball high and wide targeting Willie Snead over the middle and the pass was tipped and intercepted. Jackson opened the second half with a 61 yard touchdown to Hayden Hurst. Jackson stood in the pocket and absorbed a hit while hitting Hurst perfectly in stride for the long catch and run. After 3 failed drives the Ravens offense got back on track. Jackson and the Ravens moved into the red zone on the strength on their ground game. Jackson capped the drive with his best throw of the game across his body through heavy traffic to Willie Snead for a 4 yard touchdown. The score gave the Ravens a 15 point lead they sat on for the remainder of the game.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (1 / 4 / 24 / 0 / 0 pass, 7 / 39 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson did see snaps while the Ravens starting offense was on the field. Jackson was lined up at wide receiver and was used to create misdirection. Jackson did get the ball on a designed throw but wisely threw the ball away with no one open downfield. Jackson replaced Flacco early in the 3rd quarter as the Ravens held a huge lead over the Browns. Jackson was not asked to do much downfield passing but rather protect the ball and run clock. Jackson's best throw of the game was a nice touch pass over the middle of the field for 24 yards to convert a 3rd and 15. Lamar Jackson showed a nice stiff arm and his trademark speed on a 16 yard run to set up a Kenneth Dixon touchdown.
2018 Week 8 vs CAR (4 / 5 / 46 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 26 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson kept the ball on a read option play on the Ravens opening possession and burst up field for 17 yards. Jackson missed a wide open Willie Snead down the sideline on a potential 3rd down conversion and 20 yard gain on the Ravens second possession. Jackson took over for Flacco with the game well out of reach and put together a touchdown drive. Jackson moved the ball down the field with the run game and short passes before hitting Hayden Hurst on a line down the seam for a 26 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 11 vs CIN (13 / 19 / 150 / 0 / 1 pass, 27 / 117 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson led the Ravens to a victory in his first NFL start. Jackson brought life to the Ravens offense. The Ravens implemented a run heavy game plan suited to Jackson's strengths. Jackson had 27 rushing attempts which included 3 kneel downs at the end of the game. A good number of Jackson's carries were improvised runs when Jackson could not find anyone open downfield. For the most part Jackson got down or out of bounds to avoid big hits but still took more hits than any quarterback should. 27 rushing attempts may be the high water mark for Jackson's entire career especially as he continues to improve as a pocket passer. Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. The drive consisted entirely of run plays including some key conversions by Jackson. Jackson gained the edge off left tackle running zone read for a gain of 12 on his first carry. Jackson ran a quarterback draw on 3rd and 4 and found a huge lane to run through for a gain of 21. Jackson gained 6 yards on 3rd and 5 showing his impressive speed before ducking out of bounds. Alex Collins capped the drive with a touchdown run. Jackson spun away from a sack on third down and tried to get the ball to Willie Snead but he did not see an underneath defender and was nearly intercepted on his second pass attempt. A pair of offensive penalties stalled two scoring drives for the Ravens. With a run heavy game plan and almost no throws downfield the Ravens offense struggled to when forced into unfavorable down and distances. One of Jackson's most impressive plays was a 23 yard completion to John Brown. Jackson maneuvered in a muddy pocket while keep his eyes downfield before escaping the pocket, setting his feet, and finding Brown wide open downfield. The completion set up field goal before halftime. Jackson escaped the pocket and was trying to evade an oncoming defender when he threw a hurried pass downfield. Jackson again failed to see an underneath defender was intercepted. Jackson answered by leading the Ravens down the field on another touchdown drive. Jackson connected with Willie Snead and Chris Moore on the possession and contributed 23 rushing yards. Jackson made an outstanding play finding Mark Andrews along the sideline for 19 yards after escaping the pocket. The play set up a field goal that would get the Ravens the lead and victory.
2018 Week 12 vs OAK (14 / 25 / 178 / 1 / 2 pass, 11 / 71 / 1 rush)
The Ravens went with a pass heavy attack in the first half seemingly trying to compensate for the high number carries Jackson had the previous week against the Bengals. Jackson had only two first half carries and looked hesitant to scramble for yardage even when opportunities were there. Jackson absorbed a sack on the Ravens' opening series because he was looking downfield instead of trying to outrace the defender to the sideline. Jackson found success following the sack with completions to Crabtree and John Brown to set up a Justin Tucker field goal. Jackson then hit Mark Andrews in stride who got wide open behind the Raiders' secondary for a 74 yard gain. Jackson did well not to under or over throw the wide open receiver. The drive stalled in the red zone forcing another field goal attempt. On 3rd and 10 Jackson failed to see a defender underneath John Brown resulting in a tipped pass and interception. Jackson moved the Ravens into the red zone running the two minute offense before halftime. Jackson took a shot to Crabtree down the sideline who was well covered by Gareon Conley on the play. Conley made a spectacular play to bat the pass to his teammate for Jackson's second interception. The Ravens opened the second half focusing on the run game. Their opening drive touchdown consisted almost entirely of run plays including 3 by Lamar Jackson surpassing his first half total. Jackson capped the drive with a 5 yard dash to the end zone. Another drive fueled almost entirely by the run game moved the Ravens into scoring position again. Jackson capped the drive with an 8 yard touchdown to Crabtree who was running a slant. Jackson's best throw of the game was a 48 yard completion to John Brown on 3rd and 7 that was negated by penalty. Jackson hit Brown perfectly in stride with pressure in his face. Jackson gained the edge on a read option play and exploded down the sideline for a 39 yard run to help run out the clock.
2018 Week 13 vs ATL (12 / 21 / 125 / 0 / 0 pass, 17 / 75 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson played well against the Falcons. Jackson fumbled 3 times against the Falcons and has 5 fumbles in his first 3 starts. A number of those have come on read option exchanges with Gus Edwards. Jackson led the Ravens offense down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Jackson connected with Mark Andrews and Michael Crabtree each for 18 yards. Jackson then kept the ball on an option play and scored a 13 yard rushing touchdown. Jackson had a pair of ugly off target throws on consecutive plays targeting John Brown when he was wide open. The first was on third down and resulted in a three and out. The second was a potential 49 yard touchdown. Neither pass was close to catchable. A few plays later Jackson had poor ball security when moving in the pocket and was stripped and the fumble was returned for a touchdown. Jackson made his best throw of the game to set up a field goal before halftime. Jackson threw a laser threw a tiny window to Crabtree over the middle for 10 yards. Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a field goal on the Ravens opening possession of the second half. Jackson completed a 21 yard pass to Mark Andrews. Jackson made it look like he was going to run the ball but kept his eyes downfield and found Andrews. Jackson was kicked in the face following a 10 yard run but his teammate who was up ended on the play. As a result Jackson underwent extensive concussion testing and missed the Ravens ensuing possession. Jackson returned and led the Ravens down the field for a field goal to give the Ravens a two score lead. Jackson had his best run of the game for 18 yards showing great patience and spatial awareness at the second level. Jackson also had an impressive 7 yard run on 3rd and 8 making a defender miss in tight quarters along the sideline.
2018 Week 14 vs KC (13 / 24 / 147 / 2 / 0 pass, 13 / 71 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson struggled with his consistency as a passer and his ball security for the second consecutive week. Jackson made some nice throws and plays on third down but there have not been enough positive plays in the passing game. This is part of the reason the Ravens are employing such a run heavy approach. However, the Ravens rushing attack was outstanding for the 4th consecutive week. The Ravens first touchdown drive consisted of 8 running plays and no passes. From the first possession to the last, the Ravens offensive line struggled to pass protect in obvious passing situations. Ronnie Stanley and James Hurst struggled while Justin Houston and Dee Ford both had strong games. Jackson kept the ball running an option play and followed nice blocks downfield on a 21 yard run. The run set up a 3 yard touchdown by Kenneth Dixon. A long methodical drive consisting of run plays and underneath passes culminated in Jackson found Maxx Williams in the flat off of play action for a 10 yard touchdown. Starting in excellent field position following a punt return Jackson connected with John Brown running a crossing route for a 9 yard touchdown. With the game tied and less than a minute remaining Jackson had the chance to set up a game winning field goal. Jackson was sacked and fumbled as Justin Houston came through the line unblocked. In overtime Jackson moved the offense to within 10 yards of Justin Tucker's field goal range to tie the game but a holding penalty followed by another sack essentially sealed the Ravens fate. Jackson was injured on the sack but after the game said he was good to go.
2018 Week 15 vs TB (14 / 23 / 131 / 1 / 0 pass, 18 / 95 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense struggled early against a Buccaneers defense that was selling out to stop the run. The Ravens tried to counter by attacking downfield with poor results but later found their rhythm and took control of the game. Jackson tried to fit a pass into Michael Crabtree over the middle and failed to see Lavonte David dropping into coverage. David dropped what should have been an easy interception. On the Ravens ensuing possession Jackson mishandled a snap in the wet conditions and the Buccaneers recovered the fumble. Jackson missed a pair of downfield throws badly. One was a potential 45 yard touchdown to Mark Andrews and the other was a potential big play over the middle to John Brown. Despite the missed throws Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a touchdown with his legs and a big 3rd down conversion to Willie Snead. Chris Moore capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run. Jackson led the Ravens down the field to set up a field goal before halftime. Jackson completed passes to Mark Andrews and Willie Snead for gains of 17 and 28 respectively. Jackson made arguably his best throw of the game to Mark Andrews to open the second half for 17 more yards over the middle. Andrews was well covered on the play but Jackson placed the ball where only Andrews could get it showing good touch on the throw. Jackson followed the completion with runs of 14 and 22 yards to set up a Gus Edwards touchdown. The Ravens run game chewed 7 minutes of clock to secure the victory.
2018 Week 16 vs LAC (12 / 22 / 204 / 1 / 0 pass, 13 / 39 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson had an up and down game but played well enough to win. Jackson continues to struggle to find consistency as a passer. Jackson shows flashes of outstanding arm talent, awareness in the pocket, and play making ability but also misses what should be routine throws. Jackson delivered what should have been a touchdown to Michael Crabtree on a back shoulder throw but Crabtree could not make the catch. The Ravens were forced to settle for a field goal following the incompletion. Another miscue on a read option play between Jackson and Gus Edwards set the Ravens back and forced a long field goal attempt on their second possession. Jackson ran a quarterback draw on 3rd and short and burst into the open field for a 27 yard showing his quickness and speed. Another drive that should have produced points came up empty after a failed play on 4th and goal from the 2 yard line. The Ravens elected to throw on the play and Jackson could not find an open receiver. Jackson's best throw of the first half was a dime to Michael Crabtree through a tiny hole over the middle for 20 yards. After falling behind for the first time in the game Jackson responded with a huge score. Jackson threw a perfect strike to Mark Andrews who took the pass to the house for a 68 yard touchdown. Jackson hit Andrews perfectly in stride 30 yard downfield.
2018 Week 17 vs CLE (14 / 24 / 179 / 0 / 0 pass, 20 / 90 / 2 rush)
Lamar Jackson had his strongest game as a runner but the Ravens offense failed to put away the Browns despite a strong start and several chances to do so. The Ravens offense was firing on all cylinders early in the game but a costly turnover and several penalties hurt their point total. Jackson set up a field goal on the Ravens opening possession with a 28 yard gain to Mark Andrews down the seam. The drive stalled with a throw away and an off target throw by Jackson. Jackson stepped up in a collapsing pocket before escaping down the sideline showing off his speed and quickness on a 24 yard run. A few plays later Jackson kept the ball on a read option hand off and exploded through a hole in the middle of Cleveland's defense for a 25 yard touchdown. The Browns seemed to have confused their assignments and Jackson went untouched to the end zone as a result. The Ravens rushing attack moved the offense into scoring position once again with big runs by Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon. Jackson capped the effort with a 8 yard touchdown off right tackle. Jackson went untouched to the end zone thanks to an outstanding block by Ronnie Stanley. After finding offensive success early in the game penalties hurting the Ravens offense became a theme. A holding penalty forced the Ravens to settle for a field goal as they still struggle to overcome unfavorable down and distances. Following an interception Jackson moved the Ravens to the Browns two yard line. Jackson ran the ball on consecutive plays and fumbled on the second trying to extend the ball over the goal line. The fumble should have been returned for a Browns touchdown but an early whistle prevented the score. With another chance to score and take a commanding lead before halftime a sack forced a punt. Jackson had a 33 yard touchdown run negated by an offensive holding penalty forcing another field goal attempt. The Ravens were forced to settle for yet another field goal with a chance to put the game away thanks to a false start on 3rd and goal. On their final possession the offense needed one first down to seal the victory and instead forced the defense to make another stop. The offenses execution and consistency in the second half were lackluster.
2018 Week 18 vs LAC (14 / 29 / 194 / 2 / 1 pass, 9 / 54 / 0 rush)
The Ravens offense was simply overmatched and outcoached by the Chargers. Lamar Jackson looked lost and incapable as a passer at times. Jackson's accuracy was very poor. He missed a number of open targets and he turned the ball over on multiple occasions. Basically nothing the Ravens did offensively worked for more than the first 3 quarters of the game. However Jackson does not deserve all the blame for this performance. The Chargers were prepared for everything the Ravens did offensively. The Chargers dominated the line of scrimmage defensively. Melvin Gordon truly changed the game and looked unstoppable. Jackson was rarely given time to throw from a clean pocket. The Ravens seemed unable to get Jackson some easy completions to get the passing game going and build his confidence. Jackson had been most effective when targeting running backs and tight ends while his production to wide receivers has been shaky. The one adjustment the Ravens offense seems to have made was to go away from what was working and playing more 3 wide receiver sets which played into the Chargers game plan of playing a higher number of defensive backs and lead to less production. Jackson made a nice throw between two defenders to Willie Snead for 12 yards on 3rd and 6 on the Ravens opening possession. The Ravens managed to score no points and only picked up 3 first downs in the first half. One was the throw to Snead and the other two were long scrambles by Jackson. Lamar Jackson fumbled 3 times in the game including twice on consecutive plays. On the first Jackson simply dropped the ball as he was moving in the pocket but managed to recover the ball and throw the pass away. Jackson's second fumble was a shotgun snap that was catchable but got past Jackson resulting in a 15 yard loss. Jackson was intercepted targeting Chris Moore on a slant. Jackson's throw was catchable but the throw was high and of target. On 4th and 11 Jackson connected with Willie Snead on a deep crossing route for 29 yards. Jackson hit Michael Crabtree for a 31 yard touchdown down the sideline on a go route the following play. Jackson's most spectacular play of the game was a leaping pass off his back foot across his body and to the middle of the field. The pass miraculously made it over the arms of Derwin James and into the hands of Kenneth Dixon for a 39 yard catch and run. A few plays later on 4th and 6 Jackson made a nice throw on the run to Michael Crabtree for a 7 yard touchdown. Jackson and the Ravens got the ball back trailing by 6 with less than a minute remaining and no time outs but a strip sack by Melvin Ingram sealed the game.