It was a seemingly comfortable Thursday night outing for Lamar Jackson and company as the Baltimore Ravens dismantled the New York Jets 42-21. It was a rather predictable game that moved the Ravens to a temporary lead in the AFC over the Patriots.

Like most weeks, Jackson showed what he could do on the field. Only needing 23 yards to beat Michael Vick’s single season QB rushing yards record, Jackson wasted little time and got those yards on the first drive.

Jackson may have gotten the rushing record but he was more impactful in the air. Jackson threw for five touchdowns on the night, matching a career high, and went 15/23 for 212 yards. His two deep touchdowns to Marquise Brown and Seth Roberts respectively were really impressive in a big third quarter that put things out of reach.

The Jets were outmatched but they at least tried to compete. Down 13-0, Jamison Crowder dropped a sure touchdown but came back on the next play to catch a more difficult score.

And then in the fourth quarter, when it was 35-7 Ravens and there was literally no hope for the Jets, they came up big with a blocked punt for a touchdown.

After that, Crowder got his second touchdown reception of the night to at least make the loss look respectable.

With the loss, the Jets go to 5-9 and are just trying to get to the end of the season as painless as possible. Lounging around the top ten in terms of first round draft picks, the Jets end their season against the Steelers and Bills and are likely to end their season on a losing note. If there is a silver lining, at least if the Jets lose out, they should have a better draft pick.

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