He did just that against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. For most of the first half of the game, the Ravens struggled. They trailed 10-0 after the first quarter, and Jackson even threw an interception.
Down 10-3, and staring down a third-and-nine with under three minutes left in the second quarter, Jackson showed why you can never count him out. Facing pressure after the snap, Jackson had to run to avoid a sack. And then he just kept on running right into the end zone for a game-tying 48-yard touchdown.
He evades a tackle, makes a sharp direction change, and he’s gone. The most any Titans defender could do was feebly push him near the end zone, which ended up sending him over the right side of the pylon.
Jackson’s got speed that teams just can’t prepare for.
Lamar Jackson hit 20.5 mph on that 48 yd TD run. @jamisonhensley
— TURRON DAVENPORT (@TDavenport_NFL) January 10, 2021
How can anyone prepare for that? The Titans certainly tried.
The Titans had DeShone Kizer (their 3rd string QB and Covid quarantined QB) leave quarantine, come to practice this week to emulate the Lamar Jackson speed. Titans know nobody can do that and the speed is almost shocking in person. Impossible to prepare for...
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) January 10, 2021
And they failed. Give Jackson a foot and he’ll take the entire field. His wheels tied the game, and the Titans should have learned by now: You can’t stop Jackson when he gets going.
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