Lamar Jackson Finally Beats The Chiefs

In what was probably the game of the week, Lamar Jackson did it all to lead the Baltimore Ravens past the Kansas City Chiefs for the first time in his career, while handing Patrick Mahomes his first ever September loss.

It certainly wasn't easy, and Jackson had to pull a few tricks out of his bag.

Baltimore is coming off an overtime loss in week 1 to the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday Night, having a short week to prepare for one of the best teams in the NFL. 

And they were dealing with season ending injuries to running backs J.K Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill. 

The Ravens had to hit the free agency market to fill in the gaps with Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman, and Le'Veon Bell.

This new talent is still adjusting to the team, so Jackson took the reins, leading in almost all rushing categories. 

Heading into the game, Jackson was 0-3 against the Chiefs in his career.

Along with a vault and a jump pass, Jackson rushed for 107-yards, scoring twice on foot. 

Jackson had his 9th 100-yard rushing performance, tying him with Michael Vick for most by an NFL quarterback. 

And with their 251 total rushing yards, the Ravens now have 41 consecutive games with over 100 yards on the ground. The record is held by the Pittsburgh Steelers, with 43 consecutive games between 1974-1977. 

The Chiefs run defence was almost non-existent, missing important tackles and blowing coverages. 

"We played the two best run teams in the league back-to-back. We need to do better and that's the bottom line," head coach Andy Reid told post game media. 

In one of the final plays of the game, Jackson ran for a 4th and 1 conversion to seal the win. 

"He (Coach Jim Harbaugh) asked if we wanted to go for it," Jackson said. "I said hell yeah. We got to get this first down no matter what.

And while Jackson stole the show slicing through the Chiefs run defence, let's not forget about the performance of rookie Odafe Oweh who forced and recovered a fumble from Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, allowing Jackson to wrap up the game. 

Next up for the Ravens is the Detroit Lions, while the Chiefs hope to get back in the win column against the Chargers. 

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