Lamar Jackson Wins Second Straight AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson padded his resume for league MVP by winning his second straight AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors and third overall this season.
Jackson completed 15 of 17 attempts (88.2 percent) for 223 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating – the highest attainable mark – in the Ravens’ 49-13 win Week 10 against the Bengals. He became the second quarterback to have multiple games with a 158.3 passer rating in a single season in NFL history.
The second-year quarterback also took home the honors in a 37-20 victory over the New England Patriots in Week 9. He completed 17 of 23 passes for 163 yards with a touchdown. He also ran for 61 yards on 16 carries with a pair of scores.
Jackson left the field to chants of "MVP" at M&T Bank Stadium.
"It's pretty dope," Jackson said about the honor. "I appreciate it, but I'm trying to win."
Jackson won AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Miami Dolphins in the regular-season opener. He threw for 324 yards with five touchdowns in the 59-10 victory.
On the season, Jackson has thrown for 2,036 yards with 15 touchdowns and five interceptions. He has also run for a team-high 702 yards with six touchdowns.
That means Jackson is on pace to throw for more than 3,600 yards and run for more than 1,200 yards this season, clearly MVP numbers.