Lamar Jackson becomes the first player in NFL history to accomplish the feat as the Ravens advance to the AFC title game

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens advance to the AFC Championship. After the bye week, the No. 1 seed Ravens were able to defeat the Houston Texans 34–10, and it was thanks to an MVP-worthy effort from the projected award winner. In fact, as soon as Jackson won his first home playoff win, he also entered extremely rarefied air.

How rare? Jackson became the first player in NFL history (regular season or postseason) to record two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, at least 100 yards rushing and at least a 100.0 passer rating. Specifically, he finished his night 16-for-22 with a 121.8 passer rating for 152 yards and two touchdowns through the air. On the ground, he rushed 11 times for 100 yards and two scores.

Coming into this game, Jackson was looking to rid himself of the narrative that he has struggled in the postseason. Before Saturday night, the Ravens were 1-3 (0-2 at home) in the QB playoff and had a total of four touchdowns to go with seven turnovers. In this win, he equaled his previous touchdown totals in the previous four games and did not commit a single turnover.

Early on, Jackson looked a little shaky, but the Ravens’ offense turned it around in the second half and defeated the Texans 24–0 thanks to Jackson’s heroics. He completed nine of his 11 passes for 100 yards in the second half, while also rushing for 50 yards and recording three of his four total touchdowns. Jackson became the only quarterback in the last 30 seasons with a total of three touchdowns and 50 yards rushing in the second half.

Possibly his most important touchdown of the night came early in the fourth quarter when he connected with tight end Isaiah Likely. At the time, Baltimore led by a touchdown and the score created some much-needed relief.

On top of his record-setting performance, he joined former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (2013) as the second player in the Super Bowl era with two passing and rushing touchdowns while averaging 100 yards on the ground in the same playoff game. Distance covered. ,

Thanks to Jackson for his efforts, the Ravens are now one step closer to Super Bowl LVIII as they will host the AFC Championship for the first time in franchise history. Baltimore will play the winner of the Chiefs-Bills showdown on Sunday at Highmark Stadium on CBS.

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