After a historic 2019 NFL MVP campaign, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to turn heads and earn his well-deserved respect from the rest of the league. It remains to be the case as the heavily-favored contenders visit the struggling Philadelphia Eagles in Week 6 proceedings.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is aware of the 23-year old’s capabilities on the gridiron and knows that his team will have their hands full when they attempt to limit him under center.
“Lamar Jackson is probably the most dangerous player in the league,” he said, via Mike Kaye of NJ.com.
Despite the praise, Jackson wasn’t his dangerous self in their Week 5 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. He accounted for an unexpected career-low three rushing yards on two carries while throwing for just 180 passing yards.
However, his opponents weren’t any better as well as the Bengals went scoreless in the first three quarters of the game. The Ravens buckled down on defense as quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked seven times and was forced to throw a couple of turnovers.
Rookie linebacker Patrick Queen punctuated his team’s defensive efforts with a 52-yard fumble return in the final quarter. The Ravens easily cruised to their fourth victory to match the best start in franchise history by winning on a 27-3 outcome at their home turf.
The triumph retained the Baltimore-based squad in possession of the second place of a tight AFC North competition with a 4-1 tally while the Bengals found themselves etched deeper in the cellar-dwelling spot of the same division with a 1-3-1 record.
The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner will aim to bounce back from his subpar performance and secure his team’s fifth victory in their encounter against the Eagles on October 18.