Lamar Jackson Becomes Second Quarterback to Hit 1,000 Rushing Yards


Lamar Jackson reached a milestone Sunday in Buffalo, but not the milestone everyone was waiting for.

Jackson became the second quarterback in NFL history to reach 1,000 rushing yards with yet another ankle-breaking run in the first quarter of Sunday's game.

This time, he made Bills linebacker Matt Milano fall in his wake with a backfield shake, before exploding up the field for a 7-yard gain.

"That's God-given," Jackson said. "I never go outside and practice myself shaking the air. When I see somebody, I just have to make them miss."

Though he added another highlight to the reel, Jackson was bottled up by the Bills' defensive front for much of the game. His 40 rushing yards were the second-fewest he has notched all season (six yards in Miami).

Buffalo entered the game as the league's No. 3-ranked defense and the Ravens players and Head Coach John Harbaugh gave them props after the game.

"They were just on it," Jackson said. "Sometimes they just beat us to the punch, sometimes we just messed up. It was a lot of things on us, we were messing up. And they were playing great defense, you can't take nothing from them."

Jackson is now 23 yards short of breaking Michael Vick's record for most rushing yards in a season. Vick piled up 1,039 rushing yards in 2006 and thought nobody would ever break his record.

It hasn't been broken yet, but Jackson is now in position to do it on Thursday Night Football against the New York Jets.

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