Lamar Jackson makes more history in win over Chiefs

lamar jackson makes history win over chiefs

It was another record-setting day at the office for Lamar Jackson on Sunday.

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback didn’t just get his first win over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, but he set a few milestones in the process.

Jackson’s two rushing TDs contributed heavily to Baltimore’s come-from-behind win, including a short run where he somersaulted into the end zone.

Those runs contributed to him reaching that 100-yard mark on the evening, tying him with Michael Vick for the most 100-yard rushing games (11) by a quarterback, according to ESPN.

Jackson is no stranger to setting major NFL milestones. As Sports Illustrated reminded us back in January, the dynamic gunslinger is the only quarterback in league history to produce at least 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. The 1,206 rushing yards he posted during his 2019 MVP season are the most by a quarterback in single-season history. 

Sunday’s victory also marked the first time in Jackson’s career that he has rebounded from an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit. His largest comeback prior to that was three points in a 2019 game against the Steelers, according to ESPN.

Through the first two weeks of the 2021 season, Jackson ranks third in the league with 193 rushing yards. The Ravens as a whole rank third overall in the league with 443.5 yards per game heading into Week 3.

Chelena Goldman grew up on a street where the boys played street hockey and yelling at baseball and football over the radio was a standard — making life as a sports geek the perfect fit. She believes in dominance on the blue line, good red wine, and the theory that you can never be too overdressed for any occasion. You can find her gabbing away on Twitter at @ChelenaGoldman.

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