Lamar Jackson named AFC offensive player of the week

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For a week, at least, Lamar Jackson silenced every possible critic.

The Ravens quarterback, who some old people thought wasn’t necessarily a quarterback at all, was named AFC offensive player of the week following his passing clinic against the Dolphins.

Though the Ravens didn’t need all of it against an overmatched opponent, Jackson was 17-of-20 passing for 324 yards and five touchdowns.

He even didn’t have to run much, and showed a nice sense of timing on some play-action passes for big gains.

The Dolphins (or at least their opponents) could become regulars in the weekly award space, as big performances against them should be the norm.

23 responses to “Lamar Jackson named AFC offensive player of the week

  1. That game was a great way to build confidence. Now the coaches have to make sure they didn’t get overconfident and stink it up at home this week. Harbaugh’s coaching staff are seasoned coaches, I’m sure they’ll get it done.

  2. Sorry but tho Lamar’s performance was unexpectedly good it was against a huge Fish Tank and so Brady’s performance against Steelers D, Mahomes against Jags D, and especially Dalton’s 418yds against Seahawks D, were in reality all a lot more impressive.

  3. Sure, people can say “well he played the Dolphins”, but he still had an amazing game and a perfect passer rating. While this won’t happen every week, at least give the kids some kudos, he’s trying to get better.

  4. By the “it was only the Dolphins” rationale, then every other much better QB who plays the Dolphins this year, like say Tom Brady twice, should also throw 5 TDs and have a perfect passer rating. At least, right? If that’s not a realistic expectation then you should consider revisiting the reality that Lamar Jackson had a great game as a passer.

  5. Something tells me that if Lamar had a “good, not great” kind of game against Miami, then there would be plenty of comments saying stuff like, “If he had a shred of a chance at being a quality QB in the NFL, he should have thrown for 324 yards with 5 TDs against a team as putrid as the Dolphins.”

  6. If that’s not a realistic expectation then you should consider revisiting the reality that Lamar Jackson had a great game as a passer.

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    Jackson had a phenomenal game passing against the fins. But one should also revisit just why the fins D never made a single adjustment or did anything to even attempt to stop him from passing at will.

  7. Dolphins are gutted and now the worst team in the league, they had a freakin’ fire sale. While the Ravens dominated them, there are 30 other teams that could’ve done the same. We’ll see where the Ravens are really at in a week or two. The Dolphins will have the #1 draft pick, guaranteed. I would be hard pressed not to give this award to Watson who faced a Super Bowl caliber team in the Saints and played lights out. This league is so bias.

  8. I don’t really want to take away from his accomplishment, but wow only 20 passes. I heard all the jokes that everyone thought they were going to run the ball, he wasn’t a QB…but I expected him to have thrown the ball twice that amount. 5 TDs is awesome, 324 yards is very good, 85% completion is awesome, but 20 attempts is still just an option QB level of passing.

  9. “Something tells me that if Lamar had a “good, not great” kind of game against Miami, then there would be plenty of comments saying stuff like, “If he had a shred of a chance at being a quality QB in the NFL, he should have thrown for 324 yards with 5 TDs against a team as putrid as the Dolphins.”

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    Spot on! I said had he went 12 for 20 for 250 yds and maybe 2 TDs, he would be getting killed. Since he completely dominated, it’s he played a “team that couldn’t beat Clemson”. For anybody who watched that game, he was on the money. Hitting receivers in stride on Deep Posts, Deep Outs, short, intermediate, it didn’t matter. How about just giving the kid some credit. He did what Ravens’ fans begged Joe Flacco to do for 11 years, spent his entire off season working on his mechanics and with his receivers. He did in one game what Flacco has never done in his entire career with the Ravens, and he played his share against bad teams. I’m just waiting to see what Brady, Big Ben, Rivers, and Mayfield does against the Dolphins. 100% of fans would say these QBs are on a completely different level to Lamar. According to the logic that Lamar beat a “College Team”, these QBs should put up 400+ yds and 7+ TDs. Beginning with Brady on Sunday. I don’t want to hear any excuses if these QBs don’t put up better numbers.

  10. badchannels1 said:
    The Dolphins will have the #1 draft pick, guaranteed. I would be hard pressed not to give this award to Watson who faced a Super Bowl caliber team in the Saints and played lights out. This league is so bias.

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    While there’s a strong chance the Dolphins will have the #1 pick in the draft, nothing can possibly be guaranteed after Week 1.

    More to the point though, what bias are you alluding to? What agenda could the league be following by awarding Offensive Player of the Week to Lamar over Watson?

    Also, while I agree that it’s impossible to tell who the good teams are vs the bad teams until at least after Week 4 or so, that has no bearing on this award.

  11. he wasn’t a QB…but I expected him to have thrown the ball twice that amount. 5 TDs is awesome, 324 yards is very good, 85% completion is awesome, but 20 attempts is still just an option QB level of passing.
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    HAHA At a whopping 20 yards per completion you were seriously expecting him to throw for 800 yards and 10 TD’s in a single game? Listen to yourself.

  12. The NFL is comprised of the BEST of the BEST college players. So even the worst NFL team has a better roster than ANY college team, period.

  13. churchofthehoody says:
    September 11, 2019 at 10:13 am
    If that’s not a realistic expectation then you should consider revisiting the reality that Lamar Jackson had a great game as a passer.
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    Jackson had a phenomenal game passing against the fins. But one should also revisit just why the fins D never made a single adjustment or did anything to even attempt to stop him from passing at will.
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    Who said they didn’t?

  14. factschecker says:
    September 11, 2019 at 11:47 am
    he wasn’t a QB…but I expected him to have thrown the ball twice that amount. 5 TDs is awesome, 324 yards is very good, 85% completion is awesome, but 20 attempts is still just an option QB level of passing.
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    HAHA At a whopping 20 yards per completion you were seriously expecting him to throw for 800 yards and 10 TD’s in a single game? Listen to yourself.

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    Lamar only played 3 quarters

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