Lamar Jackson sets record for QBs with 12th 100-yard rushing game

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Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson ran 21 times for 120 yards in Sunday’s overtime win over the Vikings and crossing the 100-yard mark gave him a record for NFL quarterbacks.

It was the 12th time — regular season or postseason — that Jackson has run for at least 100 yards in a game. That broke a tie with Michael Vick for the most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback in NFL history.

“Of course, I respect [Vick’s] game. That’s cool,” Jackson said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “I don’t know what to say. That’s pretty cool, though.”

The Ravens posted 247 yards on the ground overall and Jackson said they did what they “had to do what we had to do to get the victory” after falling behind by 14 points on two different occasions.

25 responses to “Lamar Jackson sets record for QBs with 12th 100-yard rushing game

  1. Good job Mr Regular Season. You may well end up with 30 100 yd g s by the time you are done. However, most likely no SBs to show for it since you are, after all, a running back first.

  2. I’ll be the first to congratulate Lamar on this. He’s a gifted runner. However, you don’t want your starting QB to be a running back over the long haul. Injury risks aside, it leads him to tuck and run at any pressure and make bad decisions, and it hampers his development as a passer. Still can’t read defenses, can’t go through his progressions, and can’t throw it accurately. Beats up poor defenses in the regular season, and then flames out in the post-season against good defenses. If I were a Ravens fan I would not want him to have this record, notwithstanding how impressive it is on paper.

  3. Ah yes, cue the haters and trolls – Lamar just wins – as a Ravens fan I can live with not winning the Super Bowl. No one wins more in the regular season or is more fun to watch. Keep in mind we are one of the worst defenses this season and have more players on IR than any team in the NFL. Lamar doesn’t quit – he just wins. Deal with it haters!

  4. Congrats, you’ve lasted longer than all the other running QB’s…. Does that mean his end is near?

  5. No reason to “hate” when you have yrs of FACTS to back you up. And if “reg season excitement” gives you satisfaction, then knock yourself out. That’s easy to deal with.

  6. All Lamar does is win. You know who didn’t win? Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Dak Prescott, Sam Darnold, Jimmy G, Jordan Love, Jalen Hurts…Get it?

  7. I dunno, I want my team to win the Super Bowl. Or even just a couple of playoff games. I sure think I’d become frustrated if my team and QB kept putting up huge stats and wins in the regular season, only to flame out right away in the playoffs. Either way, why is it hating when anyone criticizes Lamar? Does he not have any flaws or make any mistakes? If the answer to either question is yes, than why can’t he be called out for them if so?

  8. Jackson breaks another record, and the “won’t last” brigade can’t wait to chime in. Yet here he is, lasting and breaking yet another record. Glorious.

  9. Almost 75% of starting QBs in the league right now have never won a playoff game. Why is it that ONLY Lamar is labeled as the QB who can’t win in the playoffs? You literally never hear that argument for anyone else.

  10. Ravens fan here. We all know Lamar can’t keep this running up forever. Til then, he’s the most entertaining athlete on the planet. Give him his due. And by the way, he’s a pretty good passer too, despite the sub-par protection. As much as I disliked Steve Smith’s selfishness as a player, he’s right that the Ravens route schemes are too basic.

  11. Not much of an accomplishment considering he was up against our Vikings’ sad defense.

  12. One of the reasons he got so many yards running today because his O-line was getting crushed and collapsing almost every play and he had to take off way more than they wanted. People who haven’t watched the Ravens this year may not realize, but this team is not that great. Blame injuries for some of it, but some key players have been worse this year. Queen, Humphries. Before this season the line was Oh Lamar can’t come back. This season he’s led comebacks in four games already. In most of those games, he’s started out playing poorly, and then has shaken that off and locked in at the very end of the game to close it out. The stats do not tell the story of what Lamar is doing this year. This team is absolutely nowhere near 6-2 without him with this cast of terrible blocking, awful tackling teammates. The Ravens as a team will have a hard time sustaining this formula over the rest of the season. Lamar is not perfect, but he’s singlehandedly dragging a not-that-great team into playoff contention at the moment.

  13. The regular season is noise. It starts to matter in December and early January, and then the real season starts. There is no doubt Lamar is exciting and a baller; he gives it his all, and I respect him for that. But he needs to start winning in the playoffs. Period.

  14. I hate the Ravens. But Lamar is clearly the current MVP leader. With all those injuries, he’s put this team on his back and has them atop the AFC.

  15. formerlyflaccodelic I couldn’t have said it better myself. There is not another QB in the league that can take this Ravens team with this OL and Defense further than Lamar, including the so called “built for the playoffs” QBs. Kyler Murray is probably the only one that would have a chance. If the Defenses Lamar has faced didn’t have to worry about him running, you’d really see how bad this OL is. Literally on 3rd and long he’s running for his life 90% of the time. They finally went to some swing passes and screens yesterday which is what changed the game.

  16. Cracks me up to see people posting that Lamar can’t win in the playoffs. Conveniently they forget last year’s win against the Titans. Who decides they have the time and energy to attempt to sway the opinion of the entire Ravens fan base against Lamar? That’s like trying to make a river run up hill. Futile.

  17. This is the dilemma with Lamar: he makes plays that no other QB can make because of his incredible running and athletic ability… but at the cost of other things that really matter in the playoffs. Reading defenses, going through progressions, standing in the pocket instead of taking off and running. And that’s what has cost him come playoff time against strong, disciplined defenses who are able to contain his scrambling to a large degree. Then he has to be a throw-first QB and it’s not his strength.

  18. QBsThrowTheBall, yes, Lamar still has some accuracy consistency issues. I disagree with going through progressions. He goes through all his progressions, when he has time. Yes, if he loses faith in his OL, his instinct is to make it happen with his legs. He’s not Brady, he’s not going to fall down under the smell of pressure. Up until yesterday, he hasn’t had screens in his playbook. Checking down to RBs is definitely something he needs to learn to trust. His tendency is to look down field and then run instead of taking the check down. Teams don’t play the check down against the Ravens as the Vikings showed yesterday and Lamar killed them with it. But in saying all that, is Lamar the only QB that has not played well in the playoffs? The playoffs up the game for everyone, and more times than not, QBs struggle more in the playoffs. It’s up to their TEAM to play well together. In 2019 when the Titans upset the Ravens in the playoffs, Tannehill was 7 of 14 for 88 yds. He won because his team won. In 2007 during Peyton Manning’s first SB run the Colts beat the Ravens in the divisional round. Manning was a whopping 15 of 30 for 170 yds 0 TDs and 2 INTs. They won with 5 FGs. Couldn’t even capitalize on 4 Ravens TOs. During that entire SB run Manning threw 3 TDs and 7 INTs. Joe Flacco won a playoff game against Tom Brady with a 40 completion percentage and 34 yards passing with 0 TDs and 1 INT. He has a SB ring and couldn’t read a defense to save his life. I would say in many playoff wins, teams win despite their QB play.

  19. The amount of hate for Lamar is staggering. You don’t even need to be a fan or like the Ravens but appreciate the player he is and has become. The standards set for him vs any other QB from that draft class is ridiculous. Why is it so hard for people to admit he’s a legit QB and a hell of a nightmare for opposing defenses. Sheesh, take a load off and just enjoy the ride.

    Cheers!

  20. I think the thing that surprises me most is how much people who comment on football don’t know about football. Lamar has playoff losses and I think that says more about taking his teams to the playoffs already than it does about not winning the super bowl. Forget the HOF’ers who never won a ring but Lamar is still years younger than a lot of great QB’s were when they won their first. Peyton (30), Rodgers (27), Favre (27), Aikman (26), Young (33), Flacco (28) HAHA/HOMER!.

    Only Mahomes, Brady and Ben were 24 or younger. So, really, what are you talking about? Nobody has as many wins at Lamar’s age as Lamar has and hate on the regular season if that is your thing but YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME.

    Lamar genuinely cares about winning and I love that he is our QB.

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