Lamar Jackson is the AFC offensive player of the week

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The Ravens and Browns played perhaps the most memorable game of the year on Monday night and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was right in the middle of it.

Jackson ran for two touchdowns in the first half and helped the Ravens build a 14-point lead in the second half, but the Browns were able to erase the deficit while Jackson was in the locker room. Cramps were given as the reason for his departure from the field, but Jackson recovered in time to rejoin the team at the two minute warning. He hit Marquise Brown with a 44-yard touchdown pass on his first play back and then led a drive that resulted in Justin Tucker‘s go-ahead field goal.

Jackson ended the 47-42 win with 124 rushing yards on nine carries and he completed 11-of-17 passes for 163 yards.

The NFL announced on Wednesday that Jackson has been named the AFC’s offensive player of the week in recognition of that effort. It’s the second time he’s taken the honor this season and seventh time over the last two seasons.

30 responses to “Lamar Jackson is the AFC offensive player of the week

  1. Oh look, another “triple-triple”… Too funny! And to be honest, there’s at least 10 qbs I’d take over Lamar.

    Mahomes, Rodgers, Bress(still), Wilson, Qbert, Watson, Allen, Tannehil, Murray, Geoff, Garappalo, Dak, Tua, Burrows. And then it’s a coin toss with guys like Carr, Darnold, Mayfield, Hill, Brady, Winston, Rivers. But after those guys, Lamar is solid at #18/19 or one of the best in the bottom half.

  2. Chiefs fan here pulling for the Browns.

    The way Lamar came out of the locker room on 4th and 5 and bombed that TD was freaking legendary. That’s the stuff that makes this game great. That’s classic NFL films level storyline. The Chiefs were on the losing end of one of these kinda games against the Rams a couple years ago. It’s bittersweet

  3. Lamar single handedly won that game. I was rooting for the Browns but I think they made the correct choice.

  4. You got to be kidding me!
    Derrick Henry deserves it over anyone,he ran hard the whole game,215 yards 2 touchdowns. Lamar had a few good minutes at the end of the game. Just my opinion but he doesn’t deserve it for that.

  5. cybersqueak says:
    December 16, 2020 at 8:54 am

    Seriously? Henry got robbed. 200 rushers should always win.
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    If you saw the Tennessee game, the runs were nice, but no real wow aspect to them and the game was over early in the 3rd. LJ did it with his arm and legs with a little drama and the thrill factor, kinda hard to beat.

  6. Lamar is special. He is redefining the QB position making grown men look silly. So exciting to watch. I am glad he is on my team!

  7. kcbosch says:
    December 16, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Browns were the better team
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    Browns were the better team? Absolutely not. Ravens showed resilience despite the injuries and had two incredible drives to end the game.

  8. nite2al says:
    December 16, 2020 at 9:16 am
    Peaking at the right time. Get ready for the wild card run; the Ravens are coming!!
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    They might be coming, but the past 2 post-seasons they were gone.

    2018, won 6 of their last 7 games, including the final 3: 1 and gone in the playoffs

    2019, won their last 12 games: 1 and gone in the playoffs

    2020, good chance to win their last 5: ????

  9. Lol so many people trying to diminish Lamar – sounds like some people are worried they’ll have to face him in the playoffs!

  10. I don’t understand the criticism on this guy. He is compelling to watch. He is a top 5 qb in the league in no particular order. You never know what he is gonna do when the ball is snapped to him. It’s so much fun. The NFL will be a little bit boring without guys like him. The hype for Mayfield is more because of the Browns drought over the two decades than his playing. Not saying he stinks but come on people

  11. Love him or hate him, Lamar was clutch coming in on 4th down late in the 4th quarter and leading the team to victory. And the Browns made several 4th down conversions.
    It was an exciting game and I’m not a fan of either team.

  12. Not to hate, but since someone brought up the ravens “heroically overcoming injuries” or whatever, the entire Browns secondary was comprised of second stringers at best. Greedy Williams, Grant Delpit, Ronnie Harrison, and Denzel Ward are their starters when healthy. Not a one of them logged a snap.

  13. And not Josh Allen?

    Really?

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    Why would Allen be considered this week? His stats were ordinary…. 24-43 55% completion, 240 yards, 2 td 1 int, and 78 QBR…..he had a good game, and beat the Steelers but he didnt do anything near what Jackson did. Particularly with the drama of coming back into the game on 4th down and throwing a go ahead TD and then getting his team into FG position with a few seconds left to win the game.

  14. Funny how people hate on Lamar and have like 15 QBs they think is better. I bet you won’t get NFL defensive coordinators singing that tune.
    Outside of Rodgers and Mahomes, Lamar is the last QB they would want to prepare for, hands down.

  15. Here we go again. The Lamar hype train in full effect. He’s revolutionizing the game! He’s unstoppable! Nobody wants to play against him in the playoffs!
    Hard stop.
    He’s never won a playoff game; in fact, he’s been atrocious in the playoffs and the main reason why the Ravens have been crushed in both his games. He captains one of the worst offenses in the league. His throwing offense is second worst in the league. His team is currently not in the playoffs.
    Yes, he can run. He is a good running back.
    But other than that, sure, I’d take Lamar over any other QB in the league. Never confuse talent and ankle-breaking plays with actual playoff wins and Super Bowls. It’s the latter that matter. Period.

  16. Well deserved! Don’t quiet get the hate heaped upon this quiet, humble 23 year old kid. “He” hasn’t won a playoff game. And here all along I thought this was a “team” game. Never mind that Peyton Manning didn’t win a playoff game until his SIXTH year! He got drafted by the Colts in 1998, lost 3 playoff games that he started in until he won the first one in 2003.

  17. cybersqueak says:
    December 16, 2020 at 8:54 am
    Seriously? Henry got robbed. 200 rushers should always win.
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    Jackson accounted for 285 yards, ran for 2 td’s. and tossed another! Plus led the comeback win! …kinda trumps 200 yds!

  18. nite2al says:
    December 16, 2020 at 9:16 am
    Peaking at the right time. Get ready for the wild card run; the Ravens are coming!!

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    Coming for their 3rd straight on-and-done in the postseason

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