Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson Sets Yet Another NFL Record In Bengals Victory

Published 01/03/2021, 5:00 PM EST
Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) defended by Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips (23) during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports


John Harbaugh’s Baltimore Ravens started the 2020 NFL season with a 6-38 win over AFC North opponents Cleveland Browns in Week 1. They ended their season on a similar note with a 3-38 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Who was the standout performer for the Ravens in Week 17? Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson.

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The Ravens made their way to a commanding win against the Bengals to seal the number 5 seed in the AFC. But Jackson will grab headlines tonight after etching his name in NFL record books, yet again.

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Lamar Jackson becomes the first NFL quarterback to reach this record

Prior to today’s game, Jackson had 908 rushing yards to his name this season. However, he rushed for 97 yards on 11 carries earlier tonight to cross the 1,000 rushing yards milestone for the second consecutive season. In doing so, he became the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons.

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Last season, Lamar Jackson rushed for 1206 yards with 7 rushing TDs to his name. In doing so, he overtook former Atlanta Falcons QB Michael Vick for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season. He is in line to break his own record, provided the Ravens have a good run in the forthcoming NFL playoffs.

Dec 20, 2020; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) walks into the end zone for a third-quarter touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After securing the number 5 seed, the Ravens will either take on the Tennessee Titans or Indianapolis Colts in the Wild Card Round. Coach Harbaugh will know how important it will be to get his troops firing on all cylinders ahead of the NFL Playoffs. Lamar, in particular, will expect himself to do better in the knockout stage this time round. So let’s just sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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