LANDOVER — The style points on Lamar Jackson’s latest highlight-reel run might not match his spinning, 47-yard touchdown run last season against the Cincinnati Bengals, but the Ravens will take it.
Jackson scored a 50-yard touchdown run, a career-high for the reigning Most Valuable Player, against the Washington Football Team in the second quarter of Sunday’s 31-17 win in Landover.
He left a defensive end in his tracks on a read-option play and sprung into the open field with help from blocks by offensive linemen D.J. Fluker and Bradley Bozeman. He then delivered a stiff arm to safety Landon Collins before sprinting the final 30 yards into the end zone.
Jackson’s touchdown run was the longest rushing score by a quarterback in the past five seasons, according to ESPN. The Tennessee Titans' Marcus Mariota ran for an 87-yard touchdown in 2015.
It was a bounce-back game for Jackson after he threw for a career-low 97 yards in Monday night’s loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson completed 14 of 21 passes for 193 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, which came in the final minute of the half. It was his first interception in the regular season since Dec. 8, 2019, against the Buffalo Bills.
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