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Record-breaking Lamar Jackson helps Ravens brush aside Jets

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Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson starred as the Ravens defeated the New York Jets 42-21 at M&T Bank Stadium on Thursday to clinch the AFC North division title.

Jackson threw five touchdown passes, the third time he has done so this season, while he also shattered Michael Vick’s record for most rushing yards in a single season by a quarterback.

The record breaking run, which saw Jackson move past Vick’s 1,039 yard marker put down in 2006, arrived in the third carry of the opening drive.

Speaking after the game, Jackson described the record-breaking moment as “pretty cool” in comments carried by the official NFL website. "My favorite player growing up (was Vick). It's amazing, and I'm gonna cherish that forever and just gotta keep it going. Records are meant to be broken ... it's an honor for me to do it."

Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA
Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA

Baltimore’s victory was a tenth on the bounce (12-2) and they were on top of the Jets, now 5-9, from the outset. Two touchdowns in the opening quarter set the tone with Mark Ingraham scoring the first after a nine-play, 84-yard drive. Jackson then found Miles Boykin to increase the advantage.

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold found Jamison Crowder at the start of the second to reduce the arrears. But further scores by Mark Andrews, Marquise Brown and Seth Roberts -- all of whom were found by the arm of Jackson -- ensured Baltimore maintained tight control.

Fourth-quarter touchdowns by B.J. Bello and Crowder for the Jets, either side of another Baltimore score by Ingraham reduced the arrears on full time to 21 points.

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