Lamar Jackson: We just have to finish

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For much of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, it looked like the headline for the Ravens was going to be a monster day for quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Jackson threw three touchdowns, including a 75-yarder to Rashod Bateman, and ran for a 79-yard touchdown as the Ravens raced out to a 35-14 lead after three quarters. The Dolphins scored four touchdowns in the final 15 minutes, however, and the headline became that the Ravens blew a huge lead en route to a 42-38 loss.

Jackson ran for 119 yards, which gives him 11 100-yard rushing games for his career. That’s a record for NFL quarterbacks, but Jackson said it meant nothing if the Ravens don’t win and that they can’t win if they don’t play the entire way.

“We just got to finish,” Jackson said, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com. “It came down to the fourth quarter. They were putting points on the board and we wasn’t. We just got to finish when we’re up.”

The fourth quarter breakdown dropped the Ravens to 1-1 on the season and they’ll need to find a way to put together a complete game if they’re going to stack a few victories up in the coming weeks.

28 responses to “Lamar Jackson: We just have to finish

  1. Wink Martindale was really the problem last year? That secondary looks even worse, with better players!

  2. I know he’s being a leader but as a football fan, it isn’t a “we” thing when it comes to Lamar and the team finishing. It’s a front office thing as the D is bad.

  3. Lamar had a pretty good start too. Too bad he couldn’t deliver in the 4th quarter when it mattered.

  4. You were outscored 28-3 in the fourth quarter…

    This will stick out like a sore thumb if the Ravens miss the playoffs by one game.

  5. “Jackson ran for 119 yards, which gives him 11 100-yard rushing games for his career. That’s a record for NFL quarterbacks, but Jackson said it meant nothing if the Ravens don’t win and that they can’t win if they don’t play the entire way.”
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    I don’t know why Jackson would’ve said that; his head coach places a lot of importance in meaningless records.

  6. absolutevisuals says:
    September 18, 2022 at 6:29 pm

    I know he’s being a leader but as a football fan, it isn’t a “we” thing when it comes to Lamar and the team finishing. It’s a front office thing as the D is bad.

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    The D shut down Miami for most of the game. Both sides did their job until the 4th quarter, then both sides failed completely.

  7. I was assured by many 2 weeks ago that Miami would start the season 0-4. From NE fans, Baltimore fans, PFT and the Tua “haters”…one big echo chamber.

  8. touchback6 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 3:02 pm
    lowlyfinfan88 says:
    September 15, 2022 at 2:40 pm
    While I don’t think the Fins will run much cover zero, there really isn’t anything in that WR room that strikes fear into a secondary. I think Holland will spend a ton of time in the box in this game.

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    You’re going to lose to Baltimore. NE gifted that game to you last week. They allowed only 13 points to your offense and you were lucky to even get that.

    Let’s not pretend Miami has it all figured out after Week 1 at home.

  9. I think Tua turned a lot of heads today. He fought thru adversity with a broken hip, a coach ,owner ,and fan base that never believed in him . Two interceptions in the first half and come out in the second half like the number one pick you were expected him to be. They were Dan Marino numbers. Surprised the hell out of me .

  10. Sorry TB6 – doesn’t he want MORE than $50mill per? At least that is what his “agent” has demanded, right?

  11. But TB6 I thought you said Baltimore would eat the Fins? That we were lucky to hang 13 points on you? You just beat a Trubisky led team by 3 points. Let that sink in. Tua is finally starting to see the field now that players are open. He also took some chance passes which is good to see. That dime to Waddle to seal it was a prime example of him trusting his pass catchers. The only way Mac is making those plays is if he’s sitting at home playing Madden.

  12. You’re going to lose to Baltimore. NE gifted that game to you last week. They allowed only 13 points to your offense and you were lucky to even get that.

    Let’s not pretend Miami has it all figured out after Week 1 at home.

    Wrong again. Patriots were hit right in the snot locker all game. They never were in it. Get to the basement.

  13. The Ravens are a damn good team, I wouldn’t be shocked if there was a round 2 of this in December or January. That being said, The Ravens didn’t lose.. the Dolphins WON. That was an all time signature moment for Tua, and the even though Lamar figured out a defense that destroyed him a year ago… the Dolphins still overcame his effort. This game will be an all-time classic, lets enjoy it for that reason.

  14. Lamar Jackson = 430 yards of total offense, 4 TDs.

    Tell me again how this was his fault that the Dolphins won.

  15. Very easy to summarize this game.

    1. No run game.

    2. Ravens Top 5 Cornerbacks:
    Marlon Humphrey: Limited snaps with groin injury. Sat out the 4th Qtr
    Marcus Peters: First game back from torn ACL. Limited snaps.
    Brandon Stephens: Inactive due to injury
    Kyle Fuller: Out for the year, ACL tear
    Pepe Williams: Got hurt in the 4th Qtr

    I know Ravens fans are ready to bury this defense, but give it time. Once Humphrey, Williams, and Stephens get healthy, they won’t get shredded like this. Just like the Bengals game last season, it’s very unrealistic to expect a secondary full of practice squad guys and rookies at CB to hold up against fire power like Waddle and Hill. They had a safety playing CB in the 4th Qtr for goodness sakes. All will be fine. Give credit to Tua, he made the throws.

  16. This was a great game, that unfortunately my team came out on the losing end of. It is what is and I’m still pissed. On to the next game.

  17. Say what you want about Lamar, Greg Roman, and the offense. They did enough to win that game. Despite the 2nd half only scoring 10 points. In the NFL, you can not be up by 21 points TWICE!! and lose that game!. This loss falls solely on the defense. The Ravens came out of the break with a completely different defensive approach and it bit them in the butt!! The defense did nothing to stop what the Dolphins had adjusted too. My take: Someone needs to take the defensive backs coach out to the woodshed. This guy has been given MORE than enough time to develop a stout backfield and has failed miserably!!!! As a Ravens fan the loss yesterday did not make me mad, it made me sick. There is a difference. Hewitt has got to go!!!!

  18. Down the stretch, Lamar couldn’t convert on key short yardage plays and in general in the 4th quarter when it mattered. He could have audibled out of them if he would just bother to read defenses and adjust. Not his forte however. I’m not blaming him for the loss. He started off well but then came up short when it mattered. Just like him in the regular season versus the playoffs.

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