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MVP of the week: Lamar Jackson

NFL: DEC 08 Cowboys at Ravens Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Ravens snapped their three-game losing streak with a win over the Cowboys on Tuesday night. QB Lamar Jackson made his return after missing the previous game due to COVID. Jackson reminded everyone of his value to the team with a three-touchdown performance after only practicing once.

Jackson completed 12 of 17 passes for 107 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception while also rushing for 94 yards and another touchdown.

Jackson’s first touchdown came via a 37-yard run. On fourth down, Jackson persuaded head coach John Harbaugh to keep the offense on the field. Jackson then rewarded Harbaugh with a touchdown to give Baltimore their first lead of the game, 7-3.

Jackson’s second touchdown and first through the air went to WR Miles Boykin. Following an interception from ILB Patrick Queen to set the Ravens up at the 38-yard line, Jackson connected with a wide-open Boykin on the first play for a 38-yard score to regain the lead, 14-10.

Finally, for his third touchdown and most impressive of the day, Jackson connected with WR Marquise “Hollywood” Brown in the corner of the end zone on a perfect pass and catch to extend the Ravens’ lead to 24-10 in the third quarter.

It wasn’t a perfect game for the reigning MVP, but if Baltimore gets a similar level of play from Jackson going forward then the Ravens will certainly be a tough out in December and January.