Ravens QB Lamar Jackson makes history in win over Bengals
Lamar Jackson and record books, name a better duo. On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback broke another record.
The second-year shot-caller finished with 236 yards through the air and 152 on the ground against the Cincinnati Bengals in a 23-17 win. In doing so, he became the first quarterback to ever rush for 150+ yards and pass for 200+ in the same regular-season game, according to the team’s official website.
The only quarterback to ever reach those marks was Colin Kaepernick in the 2012 divisional playoffs. The former San Francisco 49er gashed the Green Bay Packers defense to the tune of 263 yards passing and 181 yards rushing. However, Jackson is the only quarterback to ever do so in the regular season.
Jackson’s 111 rushing yards at halftime got him into the history books too, alongside Michael Vick — his often overused player comparison. He became the second quarterback in NFL since 1991 to rush for 100+ yards in the first half of play.
Jackson fell 14 yards short of breaking Vick’s single-game regular-season record of rushing yards by a quarterback, 166. Nonetheless, the dual-threat quarterback got the win to put his team to 4-2 on the year, giving them the lead in a reeling AFC North division.
The quarterback’s big game helped the Ravens defense overcome defensive mistakes and one on special teams — a 97-yard kick return for a touchdown by Damion Willis on the opening play of the game. Jackson responded with a touchdown drive that included 71 rushing yards, finished off with a 21-yard touchdown.
Next week, Jackson will look to make history again when he faces the 5-1 Seattle Seahawks in Washington.