By Robert J. Matthews
Lamar Jackson's MVP Performance: Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson showcased an MVP-level performance in the 33-19 victory against the San Francisco 49ers.
Team Effort: Coach John Harbaugh emphasized that while it takes a team to create such a performance, Jackson's individual excellence played a crucial role.
Versatility on Display: Jackson demonstrated remarkable versatility by throwing for 252 yards, two touchdowns, and leading in rushing with 45 yards.
Underdog Victory: Despite being 6.5-point underdogs, the Ravens secured the win, and players expressed feeling "disrespected" by those picking the 49ers to win.
Shift in MVP Race: Jackson overtook Purdy as the MVP frontrunner, according to post-game rankings, with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
2019 Vibes: This season echoes the Ravens' successful 2019 campaign when Jackson won NFL MVP, and the team secured the AFC's No. 1 seed.
Remaining Focused: Jackson remains focused on taking the season one day, one practice, and one game at a time, learning from past experiences.
Statistical Impact: Despite having fewer touchdown passes this season, Jackson's elusiveness and ability to perform under pressure have left a significant impact.