Lamar Jackson Wins AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Fourth Time


Who has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week? Do you really have to ask?

Having a season for the ages, Lamar Jackson is the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, becoming the first player in either conference to win the award four times this season. Jackson has won the honor three times in the past four weeks. No other offensive or defensive player in either conference has been named Player of the Week more than twice this year.

It's more evidence that Jackson is having an MVP-worthy season. He is the first player to win the award four times since 2015, when Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton won it five times on his way to capturing the MVP.

While leading the Ravens (9-2) to their seventh consecutive victory Monday night, Jackson completed 15 of 20 passes for 169 yards and five touchdowns and no interceptions, for a quarterback rating of 139.4. He also rushed for 95 yards on just eight carries, and the Ravens scored touchdowns on each of their first six drives, rolling to 45-6 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jackson is the first player to throw five touchdown passes in his Monday Night Football debut.

Jackson is separating himself in the MVP conversation.

With 876 rushing yards, Jackson leads the NFL in average yards per carry (7.1). He is on pace to shatter Michael Vick's record (1,039 yards) for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season, set in 2006.

Jackson is tied for the league lead in touchdown passes (24), and he also had five touchdown passes in the season-opener against the Miami Dolphins, making Jackson the youngest player (22 years old) in league history to have multiple five-touchdown-pass games. He is the first player in league history with four touchdown passes and at least 50 yards rushing in consecutive games.

With each week, Jackson's list of superlatives keeps growing.

Even in video games, Jackson is making history. Vick gave Jackson props Monday after Madden announced it would update Jackson's speed rating to 96 this week, faster than Vick and making Jackson the fastest quarterback in Madden history.

Any questions about Jackson's throwing accuracy heading into the season have been answered, as he picked apart the Rams' defense with one pinpoint pass after another.

Jackson has downplayed talk about winning the MVP, saying his focus is on winning the Super Bowl.

But Jackson is playing so well, the individual honors keep coming.

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