Lamar Jackson threw six touchdown passes last season. This year he's got seven in two weeks.
Jackson had 272 yards passing with TDs to two different tight ends (Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst) and rushed for 120 more as the Ravens beat the Cardinals, 23-17, in Baltimore. Jackson continued to show that he's more than capable as a pocket passer while lifting the Ravens to a 2-0 start.
The Cardinals fell to 0-1-1, but got an impressive performance from their own young quarterback. Just like in Week 1, Arizona didn't get its first touchdown until the fourth quarter. But unlike last week, Kyler Murray looked sharp all game. Murray, who finished with 350 yards passing but didn't have a touchdown, led the Cardinals inside the 10 three times before they finally got it in the end zone on their fourth try with a David Johnson one-yard run.
Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald both went over 100 yards receiving for Arizona, but the Ravens' defense would only bend without breaking, and came up with two big stops late in the fourth quarter. The story of this game, though, was the two quarterbacks. At one point Jackson and Murray were a combined 23 of 29.
Jackson dropped this dime on Hollywood Brown on a big third-and-11 play in the fourth quarter.
The Ravens improved to 16-2 all-time at home against rookie quarterbacks. Jackson has a great chance to continue to light it up in Week 3, when Baltimore faces a soft Chiefs defense in Kansas City.
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