With career-long 79-yard TD run, Ravens’ Lamar Jackson sets NFL record for most 100-yard rushing games by QB – The Denver Post


Lamar Jackson’s price tag might have gone up.

In the Ravens’ home opener against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Jackson set the NFL record for the most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback with 11, surpassing former Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick.

The 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player set the record in the most electrifying way possible. With 38 seconds left in the third quarter and the Ravens pinned at their own 21-yard line, Jackson ran up the middle for a 79-yard touchdown, the longest of his career, to give Baltimore a 35-14 lead.

Last season, Jackson tied the NFL record during the Ravens’ overtime victory against the Minnesota Vikings when he rushed for 120 yards on 21 carries while passing for 266 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

“I respect [Michael Vick’s] game,” Jackson said after beating the Vikings in 2021. “It’s pretty cool. I appreciate that.”

Just like the Vikings, Jackson tormented the Dolphins with both his arm and his legs. In the second quarter, he threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to receiver Rashod Bateman, who caught a quick slant over the middle and outran the Dolphins’ secondary. It made Jackson the first player in NFL history to have a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown of at least 75 yards in the same game.

Jackson, who had nine carries for 119 yards entering the late stages of the fourth quarter, now has three games with at least three passing touchdowns and more than 100 rushing yards, the most by any player in the Super Bowl era.

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