Ravens’ Lamar Jackson says he ‘did what it took’ to get win against Bengals
Quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens improved to 4-2 on the season as a result of the team’s Week 6 victory over the rival Cincinnati Bengals. Although it certainly wasn’t a flashy win, which the Ravens have become a bit accustomed to this season as Jackson has been impressive thus far, the second-year signal caller simply did what he had to do to get his team the win on Sunday afternoon.
“We watched film on them, and they gave us the looks,” Jackson said, via the team’s official website. “If I’ve got to run, I’ve got to do it, and today that’s what it was. I did what it took to get the victory.”
The Ravens defeated the lowly Bengals by the score of 23-17, thanks to both Jackson’s arm and his legs. Producing a total of 388 yards against the Bengals, Jackson tallied 236 yards through the air and another 152 yards via the ground game. As a result, Jackson notably became the first player in the Super Bowl era to surpass 200 yards passing and 150 yards rushing in the same game, according to the Ravens.
“We needed him to run the ball like that to win the game,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh added. “It was a necessity, the way they played us. And he did it. Setting records and things like that, yeah that’s not really something he’s thinking about now. Someday it will mean something to him.”