Lamar Jackson ‘still locked in’ as Ravens head to Detroit

Lamar Jackson reminded everyone of his elite playmaking ability when he led the Baltimore Ravens past the Kansas City Chiefs in prime time Sunday.Yet the Ravens quarterback doesn’t want to dwell on that performance as his team heads to Detroit for Sunday’s game against the Lions.”I’m still locked in,” he said. “I don’t get on any high horse or anything, or be like, ‘We just won a championship.’ We’ve still got a long season ahead of us.”It could be a long day for the winless Lions if Jackson plays like he did against the Chiefs. Jackson rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 239 and another score, making up for an early pick-six in Baltimore’s 36-35 triumph.The Ravens bounced back from their season-opening overtime loss to Las Vegas.”We’ve got to transition to Detroit now because those guys are hungry,” he said.Jackson has rushed for 100 or more yards nine times in his career, second-most by any quarterback in NFL history (one behind Michael Vick’s record). He has connected with Marquise Brown for touchdown passes in each of the first two games.The running back spot, which has been decimated by injuries, featured a new 1-2 punch in Ty’Son Williams and Latavius Murray. Williams has averaged 6.5 yards on his 22 carries so far this season and Murray, a north-south runner, has two touchdowns.”There’s going to be injuries,” coach John Harbaugh said. “We got hit hard, no question about it, but you have to step up and you have to overcome.”The Lions (0-2) are looking to give Dan Campbell his first head coaching win. They were outscored 21-0 in the second half of a 35-17 loss to Green Bay on Monday night.Detroit’s pass defense was carved up by Aaron Rodgers, who threw for four touchdowns. The Lions gave up 41 points in a season-opening loss to San Francisco.”We’re looking for guys that are going to challenge on the perimeter and we’re looking for guys that are going to rally to the football,” Campbell said.

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