Lamar Jackson takes second straight AFC offensive player of the week

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is putting together quite the season and his exploits have been recognized by the NFL again this week.

Jackson has been named the AFC’s offensive player of the week for his performance against the Bengals in Week 10. It’s the third time and second week in a row that Jackson has been so honored this season. His first award came after Week One.

Jackson was 15-of-17 for 223 yards and three touchdowns against Cincinnati. He also ran seven times for 65 yards and a touchdown in Baltimore’s 49-13 victory.

Jackson is on pace to throw for more than 3,600 yards and run for more than 1,200 yards this season, which makes it easy to understand why his name is at the center of any conversation about MVP candidates. The next seven weeks will determine if he stays there, but there’s every reason to think he’ll be at the top of the list as long as he’s on the field each week.

56 responses to “Lamar Jackson takes second straight AFC offensive player of the week

  1. But but if you take out his Miami game and Cincy game, oh and the game against the Pats and Seattle, his stats aren’t really that good! /sarcasm
    It’s getting harder harder for the haters. Keep proving them wrong young man!

  2. Well deserved. Great player and a great young man. He does a lot to support Baltimore and the local communities.

  3. Remember the days when the Ravens could only count on Justin Tucker or the occasional defensive player for Player of the Week honors?

    Pepperidge Farm remembers.

  4. factschecker says:
    November 13, 2019 at 8:43 am
    “Not bad for a RB.”
    ++++++++++++
    He is a RB, when needed.

    He’s just also a pretty good QB.

  5. Comments should be good. Let’s see…high school offense…he’ll get hurt soon…just need to stop the run and they are done…lousy passer. Did I miss any?

    Its fun being a Ravens fan. Kudos to the club for reinventing themselves and reinvigorating the fan base.

  6. Where are all his haters now. Ozzy picked Lamar with the last first round slot. Cheapest contract that comes with a fifth year option. Not bad for a running back.

  7. Move Them Chains says:

    November 13, 2019 at 8:41 am

    But but if you take out his Miami game and Cincy game, oh and the game against the Pats and Seattle, his stats aren’t really that good! /sarcasm
    It’s getting harder harder for the haters. Keep proving them wrong young man.
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    First of all, I want to say I really like Jackson. However, you kind of do have to take out the Miami and Cincy games to evaluate his season. Miami was historically awful to start the year and he put up huge numbers in that game. Cincy is historically bad now and frankly his numbers in that game are not that amazing to make him player of the week. That one run grabbed the headlines but was there really not a player in the AFC with a better offensive week? And how did he win the award against New England throwing for only 163 yards and running for 61? Be honest, if he were EXPECTED to be a dominant NFL QB, these performances would not be garnering player of the week honours. Because it’s been unexpected that he’s even very good by a lot of people, his performances are being over-praised.

  8. It proves that to evaluate a talent at the QB position the draft analysts, front office executives and head coaches are as hit and miss as me and you. Lamar, Brady and Russell Wilson will concur. The point is even Ozzie Newsome and Belichek weren’t sure else Lamar would not be the last QB taken in round 1 and Brady fall to the 199th pick

  9. Lamar Jackson is a heck of an athlete. However, the track record of these NFL style athletes health is less than poor. Good Luck though.

  10. Move Them Chains says:
    November 13, 2019 at 8:41 am
    But but if you take out his Miami game and Cincy game, oh and the game against the Pats and Seattle, his stats aren’t really that good! /sarcasm
    It’s getting harder harder for the haters. Keep proving them wrong young man!
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    I don’t begrudge him, he’s proving he’s legit! What I find ridiculous is a player of the week award again, against the lowly Bengals, when for the past 2 decades the salty mountain of hate would blow their top if Brady was even in the discussion for beating an 0-8 team.

  11. “Jackson is on pace to throw for more than 3,600 yards and run for more than 1,200 yards this season, which makes it easy to understand why his name is at the center of any conversation about MVP candidates.”

    Lol. Yeah, ok. Now take a closer look at the numbers. He’s having a “nice” year but stop with the MVP nonsense. He has 21 TD passes – 8 against Miami and Cincy…

    Just because someone does highlight things every week that others cannot do athletically, does not make his overall performance MVP worthy. If anything, his overall performance and stat line feed into the narrative that he’s a running QB that history says will get hurt and/or exposed. They ALL have…

  12. andymannfl said:

    First of all, I want to say I really like Jackson. However, you kind of do have to take out the Miami and Cincy games to evaluate his season. Miami was historically awful to start the year and he put up huge numbers in that game. Cincy is historically bad now and frankly his numbers in that game are not that amazing to make him player of the week. That one run grabbed the headlines but was there really not a player in the AFC with a better offensive week? And how did he win the award against New England throwing for only 163 yards and running for 61? Be honest, if he were EXPECTED to be a dominant NFL QB, these performances would not be garnering player of the week honours. Because it’s been unexpected that he’s even very good by a lot of people, his performances are being over-praised.

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    Had Lamar not performed the way he did vs Miami and Cincinnati, the narrative would be, “If he truly was as gifted claimed, he should have thrown for at least 3 TDs in both games and maybe even a near-perfect passer rating in at least one of them.”

    Can’t have it both ways.

  13. Lol. Yeah, ok. Now take a closer look at the numbers. He’s having a “nice” year but stop with the MVP nonsense. He has 21 TD passes – 8 against Miami and Cincy…

    Just because someone does highlight things every week that others cannot do athletically, does not make his overall performance MVP worthy. If anything, his overall performance and stat line feed into the narrative that he’s a running QB that history says will get hurt and/or exposed. They ALL have…
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    By your logic every QB should have perfect passer ratings against these teams? Lamar was taken out in the 3rd quarter in both of those games. But don’t let that stop you from hating. He is part of the most efficient offense in the NFL. Period.

  14. This kid is good, smart and athletic. He should definitely be in the MVP talk, why wouldn’t he be? Some talk about who he has played against, well that’s just horse hockey, you still have to make those plays right? This kid is the new prototype QB and he will only get better.

  15. Good for you Lamar. Well deserved! With that being said, I feel like Lamar has not played his Best football yet. As a Ravens fan, I am super psyched about Lamar and the Ravens future!!!

  16. And all 31 teams passed on him 7 times, 7 round.

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    ??? Jackson was taken with the last pick in the 1st round. No one passed on him 7 times.

  17. The dude just threw 3 TD’s off only 17 pass attempts and people are saying implying that he can’t throw? M-kay.
    I guess he will have to learn how to throw 3 TD’s passes in 42 attempts like the rest of the NFL. 3 TD’s in only 17 attempts is for chumps right.

  18. I drafted Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson, cut Faker Mayfield in week 4. In FFL (Fake Football Leagues) never look back. I am happy that Lamar Jackson isn’t out there making stupid commercials. Lamar gonna be a proud Raven. Browns gonna be brown, but hey Cleveland you kept the name.

  19. He also has won at least six positional declaration fraud awards for failing to perform as a QB and to intentionally insult what constitutes an NFL QB by exceeding half a dozen runs per game on a consistent basis. He makes a mockery out of the NFL’s rules of declared offensive linemen that obligates them not to go downfield; positional integrity is instrumental in this sport because it affords a QB a greater protection from being slammed to the ground than a mere running back – in short, this player is putting all QB’s in danger when they run – and this player runs so often that the NFL is giving his team an unfair advantage in rules by paralyzing defenders from hitting him like they would a running back – the NFL must thus update QB rules and to eliminate any protection at any time (and name the rule after this guy) and to treat a QB as a running back first and to allow defenses to go after that player without any concern for the current added protections afforded real QB’s.

    This clown is a joke and a mockery of rules and further plays defenses at a disadvantage when it comes to attacking offenses. This is not because he is an effective runner, but because that is what he is at all times and his declaration as a QB is a fraud and a blatant violation of rules and sportsmanship. If he is to be a running back, then place a real QB in the game and have him play his natural position where he can throw when he feels like it. But he should be afforded no rules protection under the cloak of the QB position which is is flaunting and violating by his use on the field.

    End the sham of this guy being called a QB. He is no more a QB than I am Martha Washington.

  20. Ravens fans are proving a bit delusional with their 2nd place team in the AFC. I get it, it’s been 12 years since a playoff win. Lamar brings hope, and it’s something to be excited about.
    Nobody is saying Lamar is bad. I will speak for myself and say that it’s way, way too early to anoint him Heir Apparent to TB12 as the GOAT and you’re doing your team a disservice if you think this is all about Lamar. Your offensive line is playing great and giving him time for the most part. Actually, Mark Ingram may very well be your MVP, not Lamar. He was the clear offensive MVP in the Patriots game because the reality is that Lamar was below average in that game. 160 yards passing? 60 yards rushing? Let’s be honest— that’s not good. You can spin it all you want. Aside from his pass rush evasion, what exactly did Lamar do again that was great in that game?
    The NFL created this mess by giving him Offensive Player of the week in that game vs NE for a whopping 220 yards of total offense. That was silly, but the NFL will take whatever flavor of the month it can so it can stop talking about the Patriots and TB12. Last year it was Mahomes and McVay. This year it’s Lamar and Deshaun. Of course, Wilson is the runaway MVP but he’s old news so let’s push him to the side and hype up Lamar for putting up all his stats against the Dolphins and Bengals.

  21. Harbaugh is hands down coach of the year. Building an offense around a player like Jackson needs to be creative. Wish Tebow could of gotten that chance. The leagues push to make black qbs successful is ridiculous.

  22. Ravens fans are proving a bit delusional with their 2nd place team in the AFC. I get it, it’s been 12 years since a playoff win. Lamar brings hope, and it’s something to be excited about.
    Nobody is saying Lamar is bad. I will speak for myself and say that it’s way, way too early to anoint him Heir Apparent to TB12 as the GOAT and you’re doing your team a disservice if you think this is all about Lamar. Your offensive line is playing great and giving him time for the most part. Actually, Mark Ingram may very well be your MVP, not Lamar. He was the clear offensive MVP in the Patriots game because the reality is that Lamar was below average in that game. 160 yards passing? 60 yards rushing? Let’s be honest— that’s not good. You can spin it all you want. Aside from his pass rush evasion, what exactly did Lamar do again that was great in that game?
    The NFL created this mess by giving him Offensive Player of the week in that game vs NE for a whopping 220 yards of total offense. That was silly, but the NFL will take whatever flavor of the month it can so it can stop talking about the Patriots and TB12. Last year it was Mahomes and McVay. This year it’s Lamar and Deshaun. Of course, Wilson is the runaway MVP but he’s old news so let’s push him to the side and hype up Lamar for putting up all his stats against the Dolphins and Bengals.
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    Pretty sure the Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2013. But don’t let facts get in the way of a nonsensical rant.

  23. I mean this sincerely, have the people bashing him watched any of his games? He made some throws last week that were the most accurate possible? He went 15 of 17, one was a spike and one was off Andres hands, you actually could not be any more accurate. And the stuff about him getting hurt, his hardest hit this season came in the pocket, oh when he threw another TD. I think 8-10 QB’s have gone down with injury this season, none of them named Lamar, just saying.

  24. Lamar, Mahomes and Watson have all reached must-see TV status for me. All of them are awesome. Really looking forward to Texans/Ravens this weekend.

    So curious to see which of these 3, if any, will knock the 40+ year old GOAT off his perch (sorry Ravens, regular season don’t count).

  25. Have to give him a lot of credit.He has proven a lot of people wrong. Right now it’s his to lose with Russell being a close 2nd . If Mcaffery can produce a few more 3 or 4 TD GAMES. He’d definetly be deserving as well.

  26. I like the kid and love watching him play but he should have had twice the numbers he did against the worst D in the NFL(YPG 32nd/YPC 32nd/RYPG 32nd/PPG 29th, shall I continue), on that TD run only 1 defensive player was even in a position to lay a hand on him, now yes that shows his athletic ability but it also shows just how horrible Cincy’s defense really is. Winning OPOW against the worst D in the league is nothing to brag about, the Ravens should have put up a 70-burger against that horrible Bengals D!

    Just sayin’

  27. I get it, it’s been 12 years since a playoff win.
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    Pretty sure the Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2013. But don’t let facts get in the way of a nonsensical rant.
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    They also beat my Patriots in 2009. BADLY.

  28. This guy is awful. The time will come when he gets punched in the mouth by a defense with a coach who doesn’t fall for college gimmick offenses. Vick, Newton, and Kaepernick won awards too at one point. He is the Cam Newton of the AFC. No one forgot about that Chargers’ game in the post-season.

  29. I lost track of the amount of ridiculous comments I wanted to respond to.

    Lamar is awesome and all you haters can keep making these posts that absolutely make me roll on the floor laughing.

  30. Congratulations to Lamar but I still believe this high school offense the Ravens are running has a very low ceiling and will be stopped in the playoffs.

  31. Great player having a great season who had two perfect ratings against the two worst teams in the league, and among the worst in league history.

    LJax is a middle of the road completion percentage QB who is aided by a schedule that has included Cincy twice and the Dolphins once. Take away any 1 of those 3 games, including the mediocre game he had against Cincy the first time, and he is a middle of the road QB with amazing running ability.

  32. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 13, 2019 at 12:35 pm
    Congratulations to Lamar but I still believe this high school offense the Ravens are running has a very low ceiling and will be stopped in the playoffs.

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    What does that make the Pats Defense?

  33. Whats ironic is like half the QB’s have been injured this year and Lamar hasn’t.

    But he will at some point, everyone does, what will matter is how he bounces back.

    Come back strong like Deshaun or fade away like RG3.

  34. elnicka says:
    November 13, 2019 at 11:30 am
    Ravens fans are proving a bit delusional with their 2nd place team in the AFC. I get it, it’s been 12 years since a playoff win. Lamar brings hope, and it’s something to be excited about.
    _____________

    Not to harp on this guy, but are you even an NFL fan? Ravens have 10 playoff wins in the past 12 years. Which is second most, only trailing the Pats.

  35. One tweak of his ankle, knee or hammy and the Ravens offense will come to a complete halt. If he can’t run, that would force him to be a pure pocket passer which isn’t something he excels at. And we know with that style of play that an injury is just a matter of time.

  36. Never thought I would see the day the NFL started handing out participation trophies yet here we are.

  37. Lamar has proven to be a generational talent as a runner, a VASTLY improved passer who while is currently very efficient and an excellent decision maker, has not yet peaked. He’s humble, gracious and an outstanding leader. He’s a winner. If he was white he wouldn’t have any more haters. Sad world we live in.

  38. Fact: Lamar’s stats through his first 16 games are nearly identical to… wait for it… Tyrod Taylor.
    Here they are:
    Lamar: 63% completion pct, 3150 yards, 20 TD, 8 interceptions, 94 rating, 1258 rushing yds on 225 attempts, 5.6 rushing ypa
    Tyrod: 63% completion pct, 3367 yards, 22 TD, 8 interceptions, 96 rating, 604 rushing yds on 111 attempts, 5.4 rushing ypa
    We forgot about Tyrod, another very mobile QB, not as much as a running threat and explosive as Lamar, but averaged the same rushing yards per attempt in fact (just half as many rushes). But we all know that Tyrod didn’t sustain it.
    Just another example in a long list of running/dual threat QBs who ultimately didn’t have much success, this time with nearly identical stats after their first 16 games… the only point being again, let’s pump the breaks on Lamar. Give him time. We’ll see if his style and this type of offense holds up.
    Cue Ravens fans now telling us somehow that the stats are wrong and Tyrod couldn’t hold a candle to Lamar and… yada yada yada.

  39. LibsAreSlowAndWeak says:
    November 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    He’s a winner. If he was white he wouldn’t have any more haters. Sad world we live in.

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    Tell that to literally EVERY White QB in the Nfl not named Brady or Rodgers, it is 24/7 burying them at every turn. Funny how Dalton throws for near 400 yards and is benched as the sports msm gleefully celebrated yet Jackson throws for 175 yards and is that weeks MVP and an endless stream of praise. Or Derek Carr getting nothing but hate or ignored even when he carries entire games on his arm.

    Let’s be real.

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