Lamar Jackson is 2020’s first AFC offensive player of the week

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The 2019 NFL MVP got his 2020 season off to a rousing start.

Lamar Jackson was 20-of-25 for 275 yards and three touchdowns and he ran seven times for 45 yards as the Ravens routed the Browns 38-6 to open the season with a victory. One week won’t be enough for him to repeat as the league’s most valuable player, but it was enough to get him his first prize of this year.

Jackson was named the AFC’s offensive player of the week on Wednesday. Jackson took those honors five times during the 2019 season, including his Week One outing against the Dolphins, so his year is off to a familiar start.

Jackson will be in Houston this weekend in an attempt to get the Ravens another win while continuing to build his award resume.

31 responses to “Lamar Jackson is 2020’s first AFC offensive player of the week

  1. I wish Detroit could’ve lured Ozzie Newsome to town. We likely wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in now. Bob Quinn is a joke.

  2. Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.

  3. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 8:50 am
    Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.

    Maybe it’s because Rodgers plays in the NFC and this is an AFC award….

  4. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 8:50 am
    Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.

    Probably because Rodgers is in the NFC. Be hard for him to win an afc award

  5. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 8:50 am
    Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.

    And besides, RUSS is going to be the NFC Offensive player of the week so save your whining until that’s announced”

  6. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 8:50 am
    Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.

    RUSS, NFC Offensive player of the week. Now you can whine.

  7. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.
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    Dude! Jackson is in the AFC and Rogers is in the NFC.

  8. Surprised that there are no negative comments on Lamar being a running back so far. Some improvement there. Accept it. He is unique.

  9. Lamar had a great game but they were playing the Browns and the Browns looked terrible! I was really surprised to see Gardner Minshew go 19-20 with 3 TD’s and beat the heavily favoured Colts! Not a Jags or Minshew fan, but that is impressive!

  10. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 8:50 am

    Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.
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    Dude! Jackson is in the AFC and Rogers is in the NFC.

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    I realize that. They started off by mentioning the MVP season Jackson said last year and said he got off to a great start again. He did, but Rodgers’ day was better. That’s all I was saying.

  11. I seem to recall last year week 1

    “But it was the Dolphins!”

    Then he trashed on everyone pretty regularly.

    AND guess who the Lowly Dolphins beat late in the season? Brady and the Darling Patriots.

    Just accept that Lamar is special. I just hope he doesn’t injury his legs or throwing arm.

  12. It’s the Browns!! Might as well go ahead and name every QB playing them for the next 15 weeks the winner. Troy Aikmen could go out there tomorrow and light up that D. Taking nothing away against Lamar but the Browns are a joke of a franchise. Give it to Lamar after he has a game like that against the Chiefs……

  13. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 10:31 am
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    I realize that. They started off by mentioning the MVP season Jackson said last year and said he got off to a great start again. He did, but Rodgers’ day was better. That’s all I was saying.

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    They never said it was better than Rodgers they said it was a familiar start to last year. They compared Lamar to Lamar. Stop digging. You were outed for not knowing AFC or NFC, just own it an move on.

  14. mikeyb says:
    September 16, 2020 at 8:50 am
    Hmmmm…Aaron Rodgers put up 43 points and threw for 368 yards and 4 TD’s and no picks against a team that was favored to win, and they are saying Jackson had a better day than he did?
    Sometimes I wonder how they figure these things out.

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    C’mon man….

  15. Really there were so many others that had better days then Lamar Jackson.
    Russell Wilson threw as many TD’s (4) as in-completions, over 300 yards and no ints
    Aaron Rodgers had 4 TD’s
    Josh Allen had over 300 yards 2 passing TD’s 1 Rushing and no ints
    Josh Jacobs had over 150 total yards, and 3 TD’s

    Maybe you guys should actually watch Football

  16. slapstick says:
    September 16, 2020 at 12:02 pm
    Really there were so many others that had better days then Lamar Jackson.
    Russell Wilson threw as many TD’s (4) as in-completions, over 300 yards and no ints
    Aaron Rodgers had 4 TD’s
    Josh Allen had over 300 yards 2 passing TD’s 1 Rushing and no ints
    Josh Jacobs had over 150 total yards, and 3 TD’s

    Maybe you guys should actually watch Football

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    Ok once again, the article didn’t say he had the best day in the NFL, it said he good start, just like last year he had a good start. It was comparing Lamar 2020 to Lamar 2019. Reading is not that difficult.

    And it was an AFC honor so Rodgers and Wilson don’t count. Perhaps there is an argument to be made with Jacobs but unless YOU actually watch football you’d know a RB has to be REALLY special to get offensive player of the week over a QB.

  17. slapstick says:
    September 16, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Really there were so many others that had better days then Lamar Jackson.
    Russell Wilson threw as many TD’s (4) as in-completions, over 300 yards and no ints
    Aaron Rodgers had 4 TD’s
    Josh Allen had over 300 yards 2 passing TD’s 1 Rushing and no ints
    Josh Jacobs had over 150 total yards, and 3 TD’s

    Maybe you guys should actually watch Football
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    Lamar won the “AFC” Offensive player award, the former two play in the “NFC” and if you think the latter two had better days than Lamar then maybe it is you who needs to “actually watch Football” which for some reason, you capitalized.

  18. Still some Lamar playoff hate out there. First, how many QBs even make the playoffs their first 2 seasons?
    And still another great feat for a guy who can’t throw. Perfect passer rating in that game. You say, it was the Browns. Well, it’s their offense that sucks, not the D.

  19. This thread has me cracking up. The headline is AFC player of the week. How some people are getting this wrong is beyond me. LOL

  20. He’ll end up watching the remainder of the playoffs at home holding his trophy just like the last 2 years

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