With Lamar Jackson under center for the past five games, the Ravens offense has relied on his legs to move the ball. The rookie quarterback has struggled at times throwing the ball, but utilizing the read options, Jackson has had no such problems making an impact.
On Sunday against the Buccaneers, Jackson had 100 yards rushing going into the fourth quarter. With that, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for at least 70 yards in five straight starts. The streak started with a bang in the Ravens' 24-21 win over the Bengals when Jackson rushed for 119 yards. It was followed by games of 71 and 75 yards against the Raiders and Falcons and a 67-yard game in their Week 14 loss to the Chiefs.
He knows the risks running quarterbacks face, but winning is his No. 1 priority.
"I’m going to put it all on the line," Jackson said in an interview with ESPN. "I want to win. I hate losing. I hate that feeling. You have to deal with it the next week. So, I want to win regardless. If it happens, it’s going to happen. I’ve been good so far.”
Coming into Week 15, the Ravens were fourth in the NFL in rushing yards. The team has rushed for at least 190 yards since Jackson took over, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since the Steelers did it in 1976.
With Jackson continuing to dazzle defenders, Baltimore will continue to maintain its dominance in the ground game.
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