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Ravens MVP of the week: Lamar Jackson

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Los Angeles Rams Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Another week, another dominating performance by quarterback Lamar Jackson. The Ravens have won seven games in a row, largely due to Jackson’s MVP-caliber play. Jackson earned his fourth AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for his incredible performance against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday:

Jackson completed 15-of-20 passes for 169 yards and five touchdowns while also rushing for 95 yards in only three quarters of action in Baltimore’s 45-6 win over Los Angeles.

Jackson’s first touchdown came on the first Ravens’ drive of the game. On 3rd-and-4, Jackson found rookie wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown wide open in the end zone for the six-yard score.

Jackson’s second touchdown went to Brown as well. Jackson displayed a high-level of awareness and accuracy on the throw to Brown for the 18-yard touchdown.

Jackson’s next touchdown was to wide receiver Willie Snead IV. The Rams sent an all-out blitz on the play but Jackson recognized it and stood tall in the pocket while delivering a seven-yard strike to Snead for the touchdown. Jackson’s ability to diagnose defenses was on full display against Los Angeles.

Jackson then connected with running back Mark Ingram for his fourth touchdown and Snead again for his firth and final of the day. Jackson finished with a QBR of 99.7 and a passer rating of 139.4. Baltimore scored on every drive with Jackson at quarterback.

Jackson now has a firm grasp on the lead in the MVP race over Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson following a string of dominant performances in recent weeks.