It may have ‘only’ been the New York Jets, the but the ‘MVP’ chants will only be getting louder and louder behind Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson following his showing on Thursday night. Jackson, who has now taken his team to a 12-2 record through 14 games, threw for five touchdowns in the 42-21 victory, a career-high for him thus far. But that’s not all he did, either.
He also ended up breaking the single-season QB rushing record, taking that accolade from Michael Vick with more than two games to spare. In all, he finished with 212 yards in the air and 86 yards on the ground, helping hand his team a 10th successive win all the while. The Ravens’ defense also deserves praise as well, as they held the Jets to just seven points in the first three quarters before two TD’s in the fourth quarter allowed the score to look a little bit more respectable. The Ravens are now two wins away from clinching home-field advantage no matter what the New England Patriots do behind them. The Jets, meanwhile, fell to 5-9 on the season. They have just one win in seven road games, showing where their struggles have predominantly been.