Lamar Jackson, 5 TD Passes, Ravens Crush Rams
LOS ANGELES -- Lamar Jackson was an unstoppable force in one of the greatest performances ever in Monday Night Football history, showing the football world once again why he's perhaps the best player in the game.
In a 45-6 rout of the Los Angeles Rams, Jackson ripped long runs and threaded passes in the red zone in another MVP-type masterpiece, leading the Baltimore Ravens to touchdowns on all six of his drives while continuing to rewrite the NFL record book.
It was a Jackson night:
- The first player with five touchdown passes in a Monday Night Football debut, according to the Elias Sports Bureau research
- Youngest player (22 years old) with multiple games of five touchdown passes in NFL history
- First player in NFL history with four touchdown passes and at least 50 yards rushing in consecutive games
- The first player with at least 3,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards over his first two seasons in NFL history
Jackson finished 15-of-20 for 169 yards with touchdown passes to Marquise "Hollywood" Brown, Willie Snead IV and Mark Ingram. He also ran for 95 yards on eight carries.
Jackson became the odds-on favorite for NFL Most Valuable Player last week. But it's more than just an MVP race now; it's a competition for most touchdown passes in the league. Jackson is tied with Seattle's Russell Wilson for the NFL lead with 24 touchdown passes.
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