Lamar Jackson throws five touchdowns as Ravens roll to 45-6 win over Rams

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Lamar Jackson‘s MVP candidacy added another significant performance to its resume Monday night in Los Angeles.

Jackson tossed five touchdown passes as the Baltimore Ravens scored touchdowns on all six drives of the game with Jackson at quarterback in a 45-6 romp over the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams.

Jackson only needed 20 pass attempts to put five touchdowns on the board for Baltimore. Jackson was 15 of 20 for 169 yards with two touchdown passes to Marquise Brown and Willie Snead IV and a fifth touchdown pass to Mark Ingram. Jackson also rushed for 95 yards on eight carries and Ingram added 111 yards on 15 attempts with a touchdown on the ground as the Ravens racked up 480 yards against the Rams.

Meanwhile, the Rams went three-and-out on their first two possessions and were quickly staring at a 14-0 hole. Two drives inside the Baltimore 30-yard line stalled out as the Rams settled for a pair of Greg Zuerlein field goals while the Ravens continued to put the ball in the end zone.

Jackson finally got relieved early in the fourth quarter after his final touchdown pass to Snead gave the Ravens a 42-6 lead. Robert Griffin III played the rest of the game for Baltimore with Jackson’s job accomplished. It’s the second time this season Jackson has tossed five touchdowns in a game along with the season opener against the Miami Dolphins.

Marcus Peters intercepted Jared Goff in his return to Los Angeles and Jimmy Smith added an interception as well in the closing minutes.

Los Angeles was out-gained by a 480-221 margin on the night as the high-powered 2018 Rams offense appears to be a distant memory. Goff completed 26 of 37 passes for 212 yards with the two interceptions and Todd Gurley was held to 22 yards on six carries in the landslide.

99 responses to “Lamar Jackson throws five touchdowns as Ravens roll to 45-6 win over Rams

  1. I’m convinced the 49ers with their DL that can consistently generate pressure and set the edge while rushing 4 or 5 is the only team left that can slow down Lamar. He may not dominate like this all the time, but he will impose his will in any situation. We’ll see what SF is about next week. Can’t wait!

    Go Ravens

  2. Hate to say it but it seems the Patriots broke the Falcons and the Rams. At least the Seahawks made the playoffs in the years following their soul-crushing defeat in the SB

  3. Jalen Ramsey is a punk! Waiting for Marcus Peters in the tunnel, wanting a fight???? Dude….you just got your behind handed to you…..stop being a moron.

  4. That was an embarrassment in national television. The Rams are done not only this season, but maybe a few seasons to come. While watching the horrible team I recalled McVay openly saying in national TV that he gave the play to Goff before 15 second were left on the play clock. How’s that working out for you Sean?

  5. I suck at math, but it looks like 25% of Jackson’s passes ended up as touchdowns. That’s a ridiculous stat. He’s a ridiculous player – and so effing fun to watch. McVay has a lot to answer for…

  6. the birds and evil pat hats will make for one entertaining final …. only thing to be determined is where it will be played unless fate gets in the way with some unfortunate late season injuries to either team

  7. Lamar is the scariest player I’ve ever seen. Absolutely incredible. Harbaugh has that team humming and they seem to get better each week. Nervous for my 49ers next week. Both teams coming off of huge wins, but how do you stop Lamar?

    As for the Rams, LOL! I hope you can trade off some of those star players and get draft picks back. There is no way Jalen Ramsey was worth two first round picks to the Rams. He might be to a team that is a cornerback away from championship contention, but the Rams are no longer that team. I’d be surprised if Ramsey signs a new contract with them.

  8. I don’t think the Rams are as bad as they looked tonight but this game was BRUTAL! They looked like they didn’t even want to play. Now at 6-5 they have five games left against Arizona (2), Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle. They may have to win all the games to have a chance, certainly at least four and then hope for help. With top draft picks gone and potential salary cap problems the future is cloudy, at best.

  9. Wow. That was a vulgar display of power. They look unstoppable.

    The Browns beat them?? Amazing the difference a couple games under your belt means.

    Ravens / 49ers next week is a must watch, and may be a Super Bowl preview.

  10. The 49ers defense looked impressive against Green Bay and almost the full year.

    But just like Goff, Jimmy G folds when pressured. The Ravens defense seems overlooked and yet they are balling as well. With their secondary they can call blitzes from anywhere.

    My point, 49ers will slow down Jackson. But Ravens will turn over the 49ers QB multiple times.

  11. sweet jesus their offense looks unstoppable.

    still some games to play but feels like Lamar cemented the mvp tonight.

    he and his team are just red hot.

  12. LJ is a better pocket passer than Russell Wilson. If he ever gets a knee injury and can no longer run the ball, he can still be a successful NFL QB, unlike RGIII.

  13. O V E R R A T E D…. They’ve played a cupcake schedule with the exception of 2 teams so far…1 and done in the playoffs

  14. I’m still not sold on Lamar. Cam Newton had a great season back in 2015 as well. His style of play was exactly the same. It’s nothing we haven’t already seen before. There are just a lot of bad defenses in this league. Any mediocre quarterback can stand behind a great offensive line with all day to throw to wide open tight ends and receivers. Let me know what Jackson looks like four years from now.

  15. I used to think Lamar was a glorified running back, but gotta give credit where it’s due. He’s getting it done in impressive fashion. The Ravens are a serious threat to make it all the way.

  16. Talk to me 2 years from now. Running QB’s never last long in this league and the Ravens are running the exact offense that Roman ran when he was the OC for the 49ers with Kap. How did that work out long term?

  17. Give Jackson the MVP award. Then, we can all watch as the Ravens collapse in the playoffs. The curse is real.

  18. Important matchup coming up against the 49ers and vice-versa.
    The Ravens will face one of the best pass rush in recent years, and a great secondary.But I guess it goes beyond that, even the Raven’s ground game might suffer a bit.

    Jimmy Garoppolo may have his share of problems against the relentless blitzes of the Ravens
    defence.

    How about a low score game where no team ends up with major question marks.

  19. The clear MVP of the NFL this year is.. the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, Greg Roman, with the runner-up vote to the Ravens’ offensive line. The play calling is simple but superb, and their line is outstanding. You could throw any QB behind that line and have wide open receivers to throw to, or gaping holes to run through.
    Tonight was a great example: just double team Donald and make power runs at the edge. Clay Matthews is utterly useless against the run as were all of the Rams’ edge rushers. It was pathetic. A no-frills, perfect game plan. You won’t stop the Ravens if you can’t set and hold the edge.
    Lamar deserves a lot of credit for making the right reads when he throws. It’s helping that he has no pressure and wide open receivers. The Rams secondary looked like they cared less than zero about actually covering anyone. Have they ever seen a 5 yard slant route? 5 yard drag route? Wow.
    Goff’s star has already faded, but McVay has serious issues now. He went all-in, mortgaging the future and it looks like his team has quit on him. His “wunderkind” offensive genius is fast approaching Freddie Kitchens’.

  20. We knew the Ravens were good. The question is what happened to the Rams? How did they go from being in the Super Bowl to just being a pedestrian team?? They’ve now lost 5 of their last 8 and have been blown out in two of them. Apparently, the head coach got stupid in a year, and the QB became horrible in the same time span. The NFL is pretty tough to figure.

  21. Just a reminder that the Rams already have big money committed to Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald, don’t have a 1st round pick for the next 2 years, AND have to give Jalen Ramsey a big money contract next year while being under the league average in cap space. Enjoy Cap Purgatory and the ensuing years of mediocrity Rams fans 😂

  22. Jackson was incredible again, but how ’bout Patrick Mekari tonight? The undrafted rookie who stepped in at Center after Skura was carted off early did a heck of a job against that D line.

  23. Its not rocket science where Teams finally figure out when it comes to the Statue that is Jared Goff, just bring the Blitz be it up the middle or corner and try to do it on every play where he is as effective as me. Analytics shows he is near the bottom of the League when pressure is sent.

    There is no question Goff officially has the WORST CONTRACT in the league.The team really messed up this time, they could have taken that money and spread it around to other important positions and should have KEPT those First round picks they give up for Jalen Ramsey and draft a QB who not only would be salary friendly… but would do no worse than the current guy.

  24. aj66shanghai says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:21 pm
    Hate to say it but it seems the Patriots broke the Falcons and the Rams. At least the Seahawks made the playoffs in the years following their soul-crushing defeat in the SB

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    Don’t mean to steal any credit but I’m pretty sure the Bucs broke the Rams, they started this year 3-0 before Tampa came into their house and rolled over them 55-40. Since then they’ve only beaten 3 teams who all currently have losing records and got beaten by 4 teams that all currently have winning records.

  25. Lamar poised to take the lead of the mvp race with a big performance against the 49ers Sunday until the seahawks and vikings play on monday

  26. Amazing how the Ravens are so good, the closest any team came to stopping them was Seattle (held to 16 points), and even then it seemed like so-so D.

  27. texaswillie says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:56 pm
    We knew the Ravens were good. The question is what happened to the Rams? How did they go from being in the Super Bowl to just being a pedestrian team?? They’ve now lost 5 of their last 8 and have been blown out in two of them. Apparently, the head coach got stupid in a year, and the QB became horrible in the same time span. The NFL is pretty tough to figure.
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    Put them in green uniforms and they’d look just like my team…the Eagles

  28. Donald is a bum. Overpaid one year wonder. Same with ramsey, he’s an overrated bum. Both quit by halftime every game.

  29. It’s never been easy being a Patriots fan in Baltimore. And its gonna get harder. What the Ravens are doing is impressive. They aren’t just winning, they are doing what Mike Tyson did back in they day. The bell rings, they punch you in the face and before you even know it, your game plan is out the window.

  30. Y’all need to make up your minds!! First its “we’ve never seen an offense like this, or a QB like this”. Then, it’s ” QB’s like him never last long:. Then it’s ” we’ve seen this before just look at Newton, Vick, Kaep, how did that work out”? Then it’s, “Just wait til a good DC figures him out”. Well, what is it? The kid is good. Just admit it. He has been a shot in the arm to the NFL this season and he gushes with humility. Could he get hurt? Yes. Does he play hard? Yes. How does that equate to him not being good, a one trick pony, or a Johnny come lately? It doesn’t. Credit where credit is due, this team is scary good, and, my hat is off to a front office who did not sit on their hands after the Cleveland game but rather turned this team into a 7 straight game Juggernaut.

  31. The Ravens defense is suddenly looking like a typical Ravens defense. If this team stays healthy, I can’t see them losing another game, regular or post season.

  32. Greatest team of all time. Cancel the season and give us the trophy now. Lamar Jackson is the most skilled QB to ever take the field. Brady? Kermit? Montana? None of them can touch Lamar.

    Congrats to the Super Bowl Champs. We already won!

  33. Dear Ryan Pace,

    Its bad enough that you passed on Mahomes for Trubisky. Please don’t be so arrogant that you fail to learn the lesson from the Rams paying Goff. Neither of these QBs are close to special and YOUR QB still lost to the Rams last week.

    Signed,

    The Ghost of Sid Luckman

  34. Bad moon rising in LA…Stan’s billion dollar temple is nearly complete and his team is disintegrating in real time. We all know how LA fans are when their team isn’t winning…the Rams will probably be relocating in five years and UCLA will be moving into its new stadium.

  35. andreboy1 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Talk to me 2 years from now. Running QB’s never last long in this league and the Ravens are running the exact offense that Roman ran when he was the OC for the 49ers with Kap. How did that work out long term?
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    Stop it. Long term? Do you know how long the average NFL career is? Kap had more success then 99.99% of the QBs that sniff the league. He went to a SB and was a punt runner fumble away from another one. And if kneeling didn’t end his career, he would still be playing.
    Longevity with success like Brady, Brees and Mannings are the exception to the rule. Why can’t people just enjoy the ride and stop all the hating? I’m a Ravens fan and if Lamar can go to two SBs and win one in a 5 or 6 years, I’m a happy camper!
    Running QBs don’t last long? Based on what? I know dropback QBs that suck don’t last long at all. It’s funny how so many people are basing Lamar’s career on what happened to RG III, who is really the only running QB who got hurt running!
    Deshaun Watson gets the crap beat out of him every week and people are projecting that Lamar will get hurt SMH.

  36. Not bad for a running back! Tune in next week when the Ravens complete the sweep of the NFC West and display for all the best team in the NFL!!!

  37. Pretty funny watching all the close-ups of mcvay on the sidelines, clutching hid laminated play card and sharpie, covering his mouth like that’s gonna help…

  38. Sean McVay is Chip Kelly with a Super Bowl appearance. I don’t think the NFL will be going after anymore of his buddies for head coaching openings this off-season.

  39. FootballSeasonRules says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:32 pm
    “I’m still not sold on Lamar. Cam Newton had a great season back in 2015 as well. His style of play was exactly the same. It’s nothing we haven’t already seen before. There are just a lot of bad defenses in this league. Any mediocre quarterback can stand behind a great offensive line with all day to throw to wide open tight ends and receivers. Let me know what Jackson looks like four years from now.”

    Really Chief??? Against this QB and this team, the whole damn league is mediocre!!! Deal with it and learn to like it because it’s gonna be here for the next decade or so!

  40. Baring injuries, no one is beating this Ravens team this year. The O is unstoppable and the defense looks like the Ray Lewis version.

    Credit to Harbaugh for having the guts to rebuild the team in this vision.

  41. Hopefully the Ravens don’t have to pay rent to all the Patriot players, coaches and fans heads they occupy in 2019!
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    As of today the Ravens would have to travel to Foxboro to play the Pats in the playoffs. I would pipe down a bit and see how things play out. Remember, the Ravens also lost to the Browns this season.

  42. My guess is the Pats will look to sign somebody to keep pace with the Ravens. Don’t be surprised if the AB talk starts up again or another receiver. More likely its AB.

  43. To everyone asking how the Ravens lost to the Browns, 8 of the Ravens top 13 players on defense right now either weren’t playing in that game or were in very different roles. Also the offense hadn’t really hit its stride yet. But you know you’re good when people keep bringing up a game played 2 months ago

  44. Alright I’ll own up to it, I judged this guy too early last year, saying he was just a RB like everyone else. The kid can play. If the Ravens haven’t peaked too early who knows how far they could go in the postseason. As electric as he is though, QB’s like Jackson have a Cam Newton shelf-life so they better grab a Lombardi now.

  45. Of course no one knows who will win in the playoffs. And sure, the Pats are always tough. But while the Pats’ insufferable fans continue to talk smack about a potential rematch, anyone with common sense recognizes that the Ravens will be a significant favorite if they play, even in Foxboro.

  46. FootballSeasonRules says:
    November 25, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    I’m still not sold on Lamar. Cam Newton had a great season back in 2015 as well. His style of play was exactly the same.
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    Not too sure about that. Maybe in LJ’s rookie year I would have said the same thing whereby he’d take off and run if the first read wasn’t there. His progression as a passer from last year has improved dramatically. I see a bigger and faster version of Russell Wilson.

  47. As much as I am loathe to admit it, Whinebaugh has really put something together here (yes, I’ve always thought he was a very good coach, but he’s still the biggest whiner in NFL history). The offensive line is being overlooked because of Jackson’s skills. They are just dominating at the line of scrimmage. I did not see the Seattle game, but in the last 6 or 7 weeks, only NE has been able to slow them down for a time during the game, and obviously they did not sustain it for nearly long enough. The only way the Ravens can be beat at this point is if someone puts it together for 4 quarters against their OLine. Hard to see them losing right now. They are very impressive. However, let’s pump the brakes on the “next ten years,” and so on. As Seattle and the Eagles have learned, winning just one title is hard enough. And once Jackson gets his $40 million per, the difficulty in maintaining sustained success grows exponentially. Roster building is much easier when the franchise QB is on his rookie contract.

  48. The Patriots had the right strategy against the Ravens. The Patriots were punched in the mouth early, and then made a few big defensive plays to fortunately get back int he game. After that the Patriots went very fast on offense and gassed the Ravens D, and stopped the run contained Lamar enough to get him off the field a few times.

    Then the Edelman fumble return for 6 when driving to go up 20-17 was a killer, but the Patriots still made a game of it after that driving the length of the field for a TD.

    Then on the critical stop they had to make on Lamar on 3rd and 5 in the Ravens end, he completed a great pass. Then the Ravens went for it and got it on 4th and 4, and that was pretty much the game.

    Going to be very tough to beat them, but key is coming out and playing fast and getting a lead. That’s probably the only way unless the Ravens turn the ball over.

    The 49ers definitely have a shot, but I think Lamar will neutralize the DL, so the secondary will have to play well. Key for the 49ers is can the offense play fast and drop some points early on the Ravens. I think they can. Could still be a Ravens blow out though if the Ravens get an early lead again.

  49. fivechampionships says:
    November 26, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Of course no one knows who will win in the playoffs. And sure, the Pats are always tough. But while the Pats’ insufferable fans continue to talk smack about a potential rematch, anyone with common sense recognizes that the Ravens will be a significant favorite if they play, even in Foxboro.

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    Nothing wrong with being the underdog for a change. That’s how this run started. Still just thanksgiving, there’s a long way to go before everything is decided.

  50. bradygirl12 says:
    November 26, 2019 at 8:52 am
    The Ravens have caught lightning in a bottle. I don’t know how any coach can game-plan for this,even Belichick. How the heck did they lose to Cleveland?

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    Cleveland scored first and never trailed. That’s critical against a team like the Ravens. Have to dictate the game. If the Ravens want to run the ball when they are down two scores, you are more inclined to defend the pass and let them try to run it. Who cares if they burn clock. It’s in your favor.

    Last 4 games the Ravens went up 2 scores early. Likely can’t beat them if that happens.

  51. bullcharger says:
    November 26, 2019 at 9:36 am

    The Patriots had the right strategy against the Ravens. The Patriots were punched in the mouth early, and then made a few big defensive plays to fortunately get back int he game. After that the Patriots went very fast on offense and gassed the Ravens D, and stopped the run contained Lamar enough to get him off the field a few times.

    Then the Edelman fumble return for 6 when driving to go up 20-17 was a killer, but the Patriots still made a game of it after that driving the length of the field for a TD.

    Then on the critical stop they had to make on Lamar on 3rd and 5 in the Ravens end, he completed a great pass. Then the Ravens went for it and got it on 4th and 4, and that was pretty much the game.

    Going to be very tough to beat them, but key is coming out and playing fast and getting a lead. That’s probably the only way unless the Ravens turn the ball over.

    The 49ers definitely have a shot, but I think Lamar will neutralize the DL, so the secondary will have to play well. Key for the 49ers is can the offense play fast and drop some points early on the Ravens. I think they can. Could still be a Ravens blow out though if the Ravens get an early lead again.
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    I think this is a pretty accurate assessment. If NE faces them again, they will have to play a perfect game. Unless Baltimore faces the Chiefs in the divisional round and it turns into a shootout. However, Baltimore’s defense seems much improved as well. They look like the best team in the NFL to me, at least for now.

  52. I love a fan base that believes their team has already banked the Championship when they haven’t even won a playoff game yet….Cupcake schedule leads to total disappointment come playoff time

  53. Too bad for Russell Wilson…but Lamar is paying more consistently thus far and deserves the MVP. Wilson is really good, but he’s more susceptible to throwing a stinker here and there.

  54. Maybe trading Marcus Peters for a bag of peanuts (26 year old pro bowl corner) because you wanted to throw a ton of money at Jalen Ramsey wasn’t the best use of assets.

    Not knocking Ramsey but how do you give Peters away because you don’t want to pay him just so you can give 2 1sts away and pay a very similar player even more money?

    I think it was only last year Rams fans were telling all the doubters that the Rams had no cap issues and this team would be together for years….

  55. As a Packer fan, thank you Rams for making the world forget, at least for little while, that we got whooped by SF. Thank you for taking attention away from our ugly loss on prime time.

    On a more serious note I just have to say WOW. I never would’ve thought the Ravens would do this well coming into this season. Impressive!

  56. Gurley is not the same player this year. He can still play at a high level, but not on a consistent basis. Consequently, the play action is not as dominant as before.
    One way to compensate was to keep CJ Anderson, and design some form of committee approach for those two.
    But who knows, maybe Gurley wasn’t at ease with that. Maybe the management is in some form of denial about those arthritic problems that showed up, which is a scenario they were told years ago.

  57. I didn’t see the entire game, and haven’t seen much of the Ravens previously this season. But, that offense was crazy good last night. Even if you ignore Jackson’s running, this really looked like a throw back to the 70s or early 80s on offense. They run the ball very effectively, and when the do pass, they try to go for longer pass plays when they can. When you look back to WRs in the 70s and early 80s, they were not compiling a lot of catches, even if they got to 1,000 yards in a season. It was not unusual to see WRs averaging 18 yards, 20 yards, or more per catch, and be touchdown threats and back breakers for an opposing defense. Obviously, not every pass was a long one, but it sure seemed like they were looking to use that pass in that fashion after pummeling the defense with the running game.

  58. Lamar this. Lamar that. Lamar has not won anything yet. They could go 14-2 Lamar win MVP and they still have to go through New England the team with most playoff wins and Super Bowls in NFL History. You still have to beat the Defending Champions most likely in New England in the playoffs in January in cold and snow. You also have to beat a Belichick game plan twice in one season which historically is near impossible. NO Lamar the social media darling. You have not won anything yet. Patriots do not care for social media, rankings. MVP’s, fantasy points etc etc etc. They only play to win the game. Every game is important. You have to beat New England on the field. Mahomes passed for 5000 yards and 50 TD and he could not beat New England in the playoffs. The defending champions will be waiting in January. See you then

  59. Biggest issue with the Rams is going to be Sean McVay. He’s looking like a more likable version of Matt Nagy in that he’s totally sure he’s got it all figured out, all the way to the point where he won’t make needed adjustments because you don’t have to make adjustments when you are never wrong.

  60. I think NBC should flex out New England vs Houston and put in San Francisco vs Baltimore for two reasons. First almost everyone outside of Boston is sick of watching the Patriots and second San Fran vs Baltimore is just a better game at this point.

  61. rfkimball says:
    November 26, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Lamar this. Lamar that. Lamar has not won anything yet. They could go 14-2 Lamar win MVP and they still have to go through New England the team with most playoff wins and Super Bowls in NFL History. You still have to beat the Defending Champions most likely in New England in the playoffs in January in cold and snow. You also have to beat a Belichick game plan twice in one season which historically is near impossible.

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    The Belichick Patriots are 3-6 in the playoffs against teams they lost to in the regular season. Beating a Belichick game plan twice in one season isn’t “historically near impossible,” its historically pretty likely that if you do it once you can do it again.

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