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Lamar Jackson is one AFC Offensive Player of the week award from tying the franchise record

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Can he do it this year?

Baltimore Ravens v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

After Week 1 of the 2019 NFL season, QB Lamar Jackson notched his first AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award with his masterful five passing touchdown performance over the Miami Dolphins. By Week 13’s end, Jackson has received three more AFC OPotW awards to surpass QB Joe Flacco for second-most in team history. Now, Jackson needs one more to tie Ray Rice for most in franchise history.

Honestly, I believe he should already be tied for the most with his Week 11 performance over the Houston Texans. Somehow, the NFL went with Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen instead.

Week 11 QB comparison

Player Completions Attempts Completion percentage Yards TDs Interceptions Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing TDs
Player Completions Attempts Completion percentage Yards TDs Interceptions Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing TDs
Josh Allen 21 33 63.6 256 3 0 7 56 1
Lamar Jackson 17 24 70.8 222 4 0 10 79 0

They total the same amount of touchdowns. Jackson, though, posted a higher completion percentage and also didn’t play most of the fourth quarter. Also, and this is just a small tidbit, his game was against the at-the-time three seed in the AFC Playoff picture. Allen’s game was against. . . the winless Miami Dolphins. Voter fatigue is the issue here.

No matter, it’s only a time until Jackson eclipses and shatters the franchise record.