‘He’s a Fighter, He’s a Finisher’: Lamar Jackson Receives High Praise from Ravens Teammates After Another Comeback Win

Published 11/09/2021, 6:01 AM EST
Nov 7, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws in over time against the Minnesota Vikings at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Lamar Jackson continues to re-write the trajectory of his career this season as he led the Baltimore Ravens to an astounding win against the Minnesota Vikings in a 34-31 overtime drama. Jackson turned the tables and flipped the narrative in the second half of the game to regain the 14 point deficit and finally win the game.

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However, this is not the first time that the Ravens quarterback has made a double-digit comeback in the latter moments of the game. It marked the third time this season that Jackson has directed a comeback this big. This is also a drastic improvement from the 0-6 record that Jackson had from 2018 to 2020 when trailing by 10 digits or more.

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Lamar Jackson is a fighter

“He’s a fighter, and he’s a finisher,” Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen said. “They try to label him. They try to just say everything they can about him, because they know what type of person he is. They know how good he is and how scary he is. … So, hats off to him controlling our offense, getting the ball to the guys and just making plays.”

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With a win against the Vikings, the Ravens have recorded a 6-2 run this season, making Jackson a dominant MVP candidate directing the eighth game-winning drive of his career. As he moved the Ravens in a position close enough for a Justin Tucker field goal in the overtime.

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Baltimore Ravens with yet another comeback

“I’d rather not be behind,” he told reporters afterwards. “I’d rather just step on the gas and just keep going, just keep scoring. But our team, we’re fighters. We believe in each other. We’ve got faith. We were just talking about that in (the locker room). We’ve just got to keep it going. Hopefully, we won’t be in any more overtime games.”

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Jackson has improved in every dimension of his play. His growth has led him to execute even better during games, making him a lethal quarterback who strives under pressure. During Sunday’s game, he rushed for 120 yards on 21 attempts and passed the ball for 266 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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