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MVP — Lamar Jackson
It’s the easy pick here but that doesn’t mean it’s the wrong one. Jackson completed 17 of 22 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns. He also added another 35 yards on the ground and scored a rushing touchdown to boot. You can argue for some others here but Jackson threw or rushed for four of five Ravens’ touchdowns today.
Yannick Ngakoue — Two sacks in this man’s revenge game, including a redzone strip sack recovered by Derek Wolfe. Ngakoue had been so close to finishing plays these past few weeks and a game like this—especially against the Jaguars—felt inevitable.
Dez Bryant — After three years, No. 88 made his return to the endzone with an 11-yard touchdown reception. Throw up the X!
Derek Wolfe — After weeks of grinding in the trenches with his teammates Calais Campbell and Brandon Williams both out with injury, Wolfe gets the gaudy sack stat he’s been pursuing. He now has his first sack as a Baltimore Raven.
Matt Judon — Multiple pressures throughout the match and an early safety sack to score the Ravens’ first points of this blowout affair.
Patrick Queen — Played a really solid game today and added a 4th down sack on Gardner Minshew II.
Miles Boykin — Early in the first quarter, Boykin hauled in an excellent touchdown pass from Jackson. He fully extended and managed to secure a tough catch.
Marquise Brown — Caught six of seven targets for 98 yards, including a 44-yard deep shot from Jackson late in the game. He also gained some yards after the catch, which I’ve been critical of this season. He’s been buzzing these past few weeks and I’m happy to see he’s making plays. However, there is a small gripe that he, for some reason, decided to stay in-bounds with only 20 seconds remaining in the first half on a short pitch-and-catch to get better field goal positioning.
J.K. Dobbins — A solid game with 14 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown. He’s been scoring touchdowns week after week and left no doubt as to why Mark Ingram was healthy-scratched today.
Anthony Averett — With Marcus Peters out, Averett was the starting cornerback opposite Marlon Humphrey. I don’t believe I heard his name called today, which is great news for a cornerback. Even so, he notched three tackles and a pass defensed.
Tyler Huntley — The fourth-string backup debuted in the fourth quarter and made a few plays. With such a similar skillset to the starting quarterback, he will compete for the backup role next season.
Playoff odds — As of now, the Miami Dolphins are up 10 with only two minutes left in their game against the New England Patriots. Also, the Indianapolis Colts closed out the Houston Texans. Both were the outcomes which did not help the Ravens.