Lamar Jackson, Ravens ‘mad’ after offense sputters vs. Chiefs

Lamar Jackson, Ravens 'mad' after offense sputters vs. Chiefs
Courtesy: Skysports

After throwing an interception in the end zone during the fourth quarter, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson became so enraged that he tore off his helmet with both hands and slammed it onto the ground as he made his way to the sidelines.

Another season full of promise ended in the postseason with a thud for the likely NFL Most Valuable Player.

In the AFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jackson and the top-seeded Ravens of the AFC lost 17–10 to the Kansas City Chiefs due to poor ball movement and three turnovers. Jackson is now 2-4 in the postseason after the loss.

“I’m not frustrated at all,” Jackson said. “I’m angry about losing.” The Super Bowl is just one game away. We’ve been waiting for a chance like this for a long time, but we were not successful. However, I believe that our squad will improve throughout the off-season in order to get back on track and aim to win this position once more.

When the Ravens played their first home AFC Championship Game in their 28-year history, Jackson had appeared all but unbeatable. After winning his previous seven starts, Jackson led Baltimore to an average of 33.9 points per game, including the team’s divisional win last week.

Then, in Jackson’s first appearance in a conference championship game, the Ravens tied a season-low in points scored and he looked nothing like the best player in the game. After limiting the opposition to 17 points or fewer, Baltimore became the first club in 20 years to lose a conference championship game.

We’re furious, Jackson declared. We didn’t put anything on the board, sorry. We managed one goal. That is not who we are. The ball was driven down the pitch by us. That’s awesome. However, we have to record points on the board. However, I think that my team is just angry—we’re not frustrated, just angry. We are aware of the effort it took to get here.

With 3,678 throwing yards and a 67.2% completion percentage, Jackson is the clear favorite to earn his second NFL MVP award. With a 6-0 record against teams that were at least three games above 500 coming into the week and an average margin of victory of 26.2 points, the Ravens were regarded as the most dominant team in the NFL this season.

However, Jackson made the same mistakes he had made in prior postseasons on Sunday. He has now averaged 10.5 points in his four playoff losses, with four touchdowns and eight turnovers.

Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. stated, There are moments in life that define you, and this is just one that’ll be in his career.” “The greats have all faced hardships, and I don’t think this will deter him from striving to achieve his ultimate objective. He’s going to work even harder if anything.

Beckham went on, He really wants it. I had never witnessed someone so focused and in the zone, and I had the impression that that was his moment. As I previously mentioned, life occasionally doesn’t turn out the way we had hoped, in which case it’s just a matter of what to do next.

Jackson had trouble extending drives. He was 1 of 6 for 7 yards and had two sacks on third downs. Jackson struggled against the Chiefs’ pass rush as well, completing just 41% of his throws against them this season.

John Harbaugh, the coach of the Ravens, remarked, “I told him to stand up tall.” He’s had an incredible season, and today’s performance was really heartfelt. He went out there and gave it his all in the fight. Therefore, I don’t think I would be let down by anything.

For years, Jackson has been obsessed with winning a championship with the Ravens. “They’re going to get a Super Bowl out of me,” he declared after being selected by Baltimore in the 2018 NFL Draft. Have faith in that.”

Jackson has guided Baltimore to the playoffs four times, including two times as a No. 1 seed, but he has failed to get the Ravens to a Super Bowl.

Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen said, “To be honest, what hurts me the most is that I wanted to get him the recognition that he deserves.” Although it’s a team sport, to be honest, I was playing primarily for that guy. This was his chance to brush some of that stuff under the rug and go on to something else.

“That’s why it hurts, because you want to see people like that, teammates that you love and care about, get what they’re supposed to get, and that didn’t happen today.”

Credits: ESPN

Read more at News Intercept:

Falcons hire Rams DC Raheem Morris as head coach

2 thoughts on “Lamar Jackson, Ravens ‘mad’ after offense sputters vs. Chiefs”

  1. I recently stumbled upon this super website, an oasis for fans. The owner has a real knack for producing compelling content that hits the mark every time. I’m thrilled to have found this site and can’t get enough of what they deliver.


Leave a Comment

Seraphinite AcceleratorOptimized by Seraphinite Accelerator
Turns on site high speed to be attractive for people and search engines.