Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson made history — again.
In the fourth quarter of a 34-31 overtime victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Jackson surpassed 100 rushing yards for the 10th time in his regular-season career, tying former Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles star Michael Vick for the most by a quarterback in NFL history.
“I respect [Michael Vick’s] game,” Jackson said after the game. “It’s pretty cool. I appreciate that.”
With 13:36 left and the Ravens facing a third-and-2, Jackson ran for 6 yards to reach 105 on the afternoon. Jackson finished the game with 266 passing yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions while rushing for 120 yards on 21 carries. Jackson, who averaged 5.7 yards per attempt, has 102 career touchdowns (81 passing and 21 rushing).
Jackson has either thrown or rushed for a touchdown in 44 straight games, the NFL’s longest active streak. Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has the second longest at 22 games.
“He’s running the ball back there and with the ball in his hands, it gives them an extra guy,” Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks said. “You anticipate that going in knowing you have to keep your eyes focused on more people than you’ve done before.”
Including the playoffs, Jackson, who entered the game tied for ninth in the league in rushing yards (480), has rushed for 100 or more yards 12 times.
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The feat comes after the 2019 Most Valuable Player broke another of Vick’s records. In Week 2, Jackson became the fastest quarterback to reach 3,000 career rushing yards in a win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Jackson reached the mark in 48 games while Vick did it in 61. Jackson had 1,005 rushing yards in 2020 and 1,206 yards in 2019, and he’s on track for another 1,000-yard season.
On Sunday, he added even more accolades to his impressive resume:
- Jackson is the first quarterback in NFL history to record multiple games with three touchdown passes and 100 rushing yards.
- Jackson and former Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton as the only quarterbacks in league history with at least 500 rushing yards in each of their first four seasons.
- Jackson’s performance marked the third time he has rushed for 100 yards and thrown for 250 or more yards in a game, tying Newton for the most ever.
- Jackson’s 21 carries are the third most by a quarterback in an NFL game. In 2018, Jackson set the record for most carries by a quarterback when he ran the ball 26 times against the Cincinnati Bengals.
>> The Ravens might face a Tua-less Miami Dolphins team on Thursday night. ESPN reported on Sunday that Dolphins starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has a small fracture in the middle finger of his throwing hand, which forced him to miss Miami’s victory over the Houston Texans.
>> When Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson beat Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey for a 50-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, he became the second-fastest player to reach 2,000 career receiving yards in the Super Bowl era. He did it in 24 games; free-agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is the fastest at 21 games.
>> Ravens rookie receiver Rashod Bateman is off to an impressive start since coming off the injured reserved with a groin injury. In the win over the Vikings, he had 52 receiving yards on five receptions while averaging 10.4 yards per catch. This season, 11 of Bateman’s 12 catches have resulted in first downs.
>> The Ravens have won 12 straight games against NFC opponents, dating to a 2018 win against the Atlanta Falcons. It’s the NFL’s longest active interconference winning streak.
>> Justin Tucker’s 36-yard field goal in overtime was his 18th career game-winning field goal, including playoffs. Tucker has made 53 consecutive fourth-quarter/overtime field-goal attempts. When asked if he gets nervous during those moments, Tucker said, “Of course — every single time. If you’re not feeling a little bit nervous, like, are you really living?”