What a NIGHTMARE for the Indianapolis Colts last night.. Lamar Jackson accounted for almost ALL the total yards of offense for the Baltimore Ravens #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/lYt0nqUx4k
On Monday night vs. the Colts, Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson overcame the largest deficit of his NFL career (19 points) and set the NFL record for completion percentage (86%) in both a 400-yard passing game and a 40-attempt passing game. pic.twitter.com/E5ju49kUWH
Ravens TE Mark Andrews delivers while playing w/heavy heart; Questions at ILB and RB remain; plus more Lamar Jackson talk and observations from Monday's wild comeback win over Colts. theathletic.com/2885328/2021/10/12/mark-andrews-delivers-while-playing-with-heavy-heart-and-whats-deal-at-rb-ilb-observations-from-the-ravens-win/
Four straight @Ravens wins, capped by accounting for 95 percent (not a typo) of his team’s offense to lead a 19-point comeback on MNF… You bet @Lj_era8 is making a play for his second career MVP Award. pic.twitter.com/VfDayXnwwW
What Lamar Jackson has been able to accomplish through five games of the 2021 season is unmatched in NFL history. Jackson is the first player to ever throw for 1,500 yards and run for 300 yards in the first five games, and the only player in NFL history to throw for 1,500 yards and rush for 300 yards in a five-game span.
Jackson has 1,860 combined passing and rushing yards this season, which makes his start even more incredible. His 1,860 yards are more than 18 NFL teams, including the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers -- who have 1,738 total yards on the season (22nd in the NFL).
Jackson would rank 15th in the NFL in team total yards, with the Philadelphia Eagles slightly ahead of him with 1,863. Here are the 18 teams that currently trail Jackson in total yards:
Jackson has been a one-man terror for opposing defenses, being largely responsible for the Ravens' 4-1 start.
"He's always growing. He's always getting better. A game like this, he's just so efficient," Ravens tight end Mark Andrews said after Monday's win. "He just sees the game so well. He leads guys and puts them in the right spot [and] puts the ball in the right spot. Some of the throws he's able to make today, it's just like, he makes our job easy."
Jackson is on pace to throw for 5,164 yards and rush for 1,159 yards, numbers that would be unprecedented for a quarterback in league history. The debate on whether Jackson can throw the ball appears to be over.
"Look at the last couple of games, he's just calm, composed, and he's a leader, man," Andrews said. "That's what we all look to. There were mistakes. There were a couple mistakes that were made, but he just keeps on coming [and] keeps on going."
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