Lamar Jackson Outplayed Carson Wentz – a breakdown of both Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback’s games on Sunday.
The Baltimore Ravens outlasted the Philadelphia Eagles 30-28 on Sunday. If you watched the game up until the 4th quarter, you saw a typical Ravens game. They were in control for most of the game and were able to score 30 points. The problem was that Carson Wentz didn’t lie down and take the loss. He saw an opportunity to lead his team to a come from behind win, and he nearly pulled it off. On top of that, he also had multiple drops from his receivers that could’ve gone for touchdowns. However, Wentz was not consistent enough throughout the whole game to win.
Lamar Jackson had two crucial field goal drives in the fourth quarter which ended up being the points necessary for the win at the end of the game. While Wentz had to deal with drops, he also had three dropped interceptions and a fumble. You can’t just overlook those plays if you want to bring up the receiver drops. Let’s not forget about the questionable pass interference call on Marcus Peters which gave the Eagles life at the end of the game. While Eagles fans look at things that could’ve gone their way, they don’t play that game with things that could’ve gone poorly for them.
While Jackson wasn’t playing at his top tier MVP level like we’ve come to expect, he still made enough plays to keep the Ravens in a position to win and he succeeded. There were three crucial drives that happened in the fourth quarter to put the game away for the Ravens. There was two drives that ended in field goals, and a first down run at the end of the game to put it on ice. This is what makes Jackson a good quarterback. He’s very good when it comes to situational football and he knows what he must do to win games. For a play by play breakdown, feel free to watch the video above!