John Harbaugh on Ravens QB Lamar Jackson: “He Deserves the Credit”

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BALTIMORE – Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had the most dominant performance of his career in a 31-25 overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts.

In the process, he still carved his name into the history books.

“It was one of the best performances I have ever seen,” said coach John Harbaugh. “And it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t like we were just coming up and down the field. We had to overcome and struggle with certain things. He was under pressure and he was creating games with his feet. He threw the ball when he had to throw it.

“Once we started… When we were in the situation you’re talking about, we went into our quick mode, no caucus, two minute type mode and we just came alive – all of our guys did. All the guys who made plays and the offensive line but it starts with Lamar [Jackson]. He deserves the credit.

Jackson pitched for a career-high (and one-game franchise record) of 442 yards, surpassing his previous mark of 324 in Miami in 2019. Jackson had four touchdowns and no interceptions, completing 86% of his passes (37 out of 43).

Jackson became the first player in NFL history to pass for 400 yards while completing at least 85% of his passes, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

MOST PASSING YARDS / RAVENS GAME HISTORY

442 – Lamar Jackson (11/10/21 vs. Ind. – OT)

429 – Vinny Testaverde (10/27/96 against STL – OT)

389 – Joe Flacco (09/25/11 at the STL)

Other distinctions:

• In his last two games, Jackson is 59 of 80 (73.8%) for 757 passing yards, five touchdowns and no intrusions (123.9). In these contests, he averaged 12.8 yards per completion and completed 7 passes over 25 yards.

• Monday marked Jackson’s fifth career game producing at least 4 passing touchdowns (he has three games with 5) and his first such outing since 2019 when he scored 5 against the Jets from New York.

• Jackson threw for at least 200 yards and 1 touchdown – while adding more than 25 rushing yards – in each of the first five games of the season. His Serial Links (Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson [2x], Cam Newton and Randall Cunningham) for the longest such streak (5) in NFL history. Jackson is the first to achieve this feat in each of the first five games of a season.

• On Monday, Jackson joined Deshaun Watson as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to have 400 yards and four touchdowns and rush for 60 yards in a single game.

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