Monday Night Football: Lamar Jackson, Justin Houston carry Ravens to 27-13 win

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Lamar Jackson did Lamar Jackson things Monday night, and Justin Houston turned back the clock. It added up to complete domination by the Ravens.

Baltimore beat up New Orleans 27-13, leaving no doubt from start to finish who was going to win. The Ravens moved to 6-3, and the Saints fell to 3-6.

Jackson completed 12 of 22 passes for 133 yards and a touchdown, a 25-yard throw to rookie tight end Isaiah Likely for the Ravens’ first score. It was Jackson’s 100th career touchdown.

He also ran for 82 yards on 11 carries as he passed Steve Young for the fifth-most rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history.

Ten different players caught at least one pass, and no one caught more than two passes. Likely’s 24 yards were the most receiving yards for any player.

The Ravens ran for 188 yards on 40 carries led by Kenyan Drake‘s 24 carries for 93 yards and two touchdowns. His scoring plays covered 1 yard and 3 yards.

Houston had three tackles, 2.5 sacks, three quarterback hits, a pass breakup and an interception on a pass tipped by Brent Urban. Newcomer Roquan Smith, acquired in a trade from the Bears, made five tackles.

Saints quarterback Andy Dalton took a beating in completing 19 of 29 passes for 210 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Rookie receiver Chris Olave caught six passes for 71 yards.

22 responses to “Monday Night Football: Lamar Jackson, Justin Houston carry Ravens to 27-13 win

  1. Lamar proved once again he’s not a quarterback. I hope the Ravens decide to pay this running back big money and enjoy years of mediocrity.

  2. The Ravens D is getting better and they can switch the run game on and off whenever they fancy. This team should go deep into the playoffs

  3. No one is going to want to play this team in the post season! Defense is looking like a top 5 unit with Smith inserted. Great momentum heading into the bye! Cheers!

  4. Saints secondary made Lamar look like a first ballot HOFer. And there’s a reason why Dalton has never won a playoff game. Credit to the Ravens – they dispatched a mediocre opponent efficiently, I’m sorry to have to say. Plus Roquan Smith is going to be a problem as the Ravens move into the playoffs

  5. This Saints defense didn’t allow the Raiders to cross midfield until 3 minutes left in the game? Demote the Raiders because they mustn’t be an NFL team. Josh McDaniels should never be allowed to destroy another NFL franchise.

    The Saints looked bad today. Dalton looked look like a 6th round rookie making his 1st start. He had no awareness to get the ball out quick when facing a blitz.

    The Eagles thank you for your 1st round draft pick.

  6. Imagine how good Lamar would be if he had Wide Receivers capable of making plays for him.

  7. Ravens set up for another early round playoff exit. Lamar Jackson simply needs to get better as a passer if they want to compete with the Bills and Chiefs.

  8. He throws for under 150 yards. Runs for just over 80. He did not “carry” anything. Why do people keep talking about this guy like he is an elite QB. Taysom Hill could product that stat line. Is he a future HoF too?

  9. “nagyisterrible says:
    November 7, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    “Lamar proved once again he’s not a quarterback. I hope the Ravens decide to pay this running back big money and enjoy years of mediocrity.”

    Lamar Jackson is one of only 5 QBs in NFL history to throw for 100 TDs in his first five years. For all of you who think he’s not a quarterback, you’re not paying attention.

  10. Running back jokes abound… Lamar can be a center playing QB as long as it results in a W. I do know one thing, put any RB in the league at QB and you don’t get anything close to Lamar Jackson.

  11. austinspencer says:
    November 8, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Ravens set up for another early round playoff exit. Lamar Jackson simply needs to get better as a passer if they want to compete with the Bills and Chiefs.
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    We all know Lamar is not a great passer, but from what I saw in Allen’s last two games, he needs some work too. Regardless, too much is made of these individual QBs. The other players and coaches matter too. The Ravens beat the Chiefs last year and the games Buffalo played both teams this year, could have went either way. I say team matters because the QB play on either side was not particularly great in any of those games.

  12. Imagine how good Lamar would be if he had Wide Receivers capable of making plays for him.
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    Don’t be surprised when he goes to Detroit via FA in the off season..

  13. I’ve always had questions about the flaws in Jackson’s game, but I am impressed with how he’s stayed the course this year and cleaned things up after the wheels came off for him and the team in some of the earlier games.

    His stats here were pedestrian, but he had no turnovers and the team scored in every quarter. It’s that kind of clean, steady, consistent play that can mean the difference in the playoffs. If he and the team keep it clean, they have the extra gears needed to take games over. They seem to be on the right track as other teams are running into issues.

  14. supercharger says:
    November 8, 2022 at 10:42 am
    Imagine how good Lamar would be if he had Wide Receivers capable of making plays for him.
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    Don’t be surprised when he goes to Detroit via FA in the off season..
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    Don’t be surprised if the Lions start winning if that’s the case.

  15. Tom Brady says:
    November 7, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Andy Dalton….. the original Mac Jones

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    He has his downsides, but let’s not forget he also led an uneven Bengals team to five straight playoff berths and was a 3-time Pro Bowler. A lot of teams now would happily trade what they have for the kind of results he gave that team.

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