Lamar Jackson Earns a Perfect Passer Rating for Second Time This Season
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson continues to etch his name in the NFL history books.
And he's making a strong case for the league MVP in the process.
Jackson completed 15 of 17 pass attempts for 223 yards with three touchdowns and a perfect 158.3 rating in a dominant 49-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 10.
He is just the second player in NFL history to produce a perfect passer rating (158.3) in multiple games in a single season, joining Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who accomplished the feat in 2007.
The Bengals tried to stack to force Jackson to beat them through the air.
And that's what he did.
“You know I’m a quarterback at the end of the day and I want to prove that,” Jackson said.
Jackson also had a perfect passer rating in the regular-season opener against the Dolphins when he completed 17 of 20 pass attempts for 325 yards and five touchdowns (158.3 rating) in a 59-10 win.
He is also the sixth player in NFL history with perfect passer ratings in multiple career games, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
While Jackson dominated the Bengals through the air, his most electrifying play came on the ground with a highlight-reel 47-yard touchdown run where he juked several defenders and made a spin move to get into the end zone. It was the longest rush by a quarterback since Cam Newton on Dec 10, 2017 (62 yards), according to ESPN.
"They'll be watching that touchdown run for decades," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said.
On the season, Jackson has thrown for 2,036 yards with 15 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He has also run for 702 yards with six scores. Jackson is poised to become the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for 3,000 yards and run for another 1,000.
“I’m glad we got him and I’m glad I don’t have to go against him,” Ravens linebacker Matthew Judon said.