Despite missed opportunities, Ravens offense had another productive day

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BALTIMORE — Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was a bit frustrated.

He could not connect on deep throws to Odell Beckham Jr., Rashod Bateman, and Zay Flowers in a 37-31 victory over the Rams in Week 14.

“I wish I would have had those other few [deep balls],” Jackson said. “I feel like I was too excited because I just saw [my receivers] flying, but I should have just kept my poise and delivered them like I did earlier on in the game and the game probably would have been over faster than [going to] overtime. But we got the [win].”

Despite the misses, the Ravens’ offense had another productive day.

The Ravens finished with 449 yards — 310 passing and 139 rushing — and 23 first downs — 17 passing and six rushing.

In addition, Baltimore has scored in 349 consecutive games dating back to September 30, 2002, marking the NFL’s longest active streak and the fourth-longest streak in NFL history.

The Ravens have rushed for at least 100 yards in 29 straight games, marking the NFL’s longest active streak. It’s also tied for the fifth-longest streak in NFL history.

Baltimore’s 60 consecutive home games with at least 15 first downs mark the NFL’s fourth-longest such streak in NFL history.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) throws as Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) applies pressure during the first half at M&T Bank Stadium. By Tommy Gilligan-USA Today Sports

Despite a couple of hiccups, Jackson also had a productive day.

He completed 24 of 43 passes for 316 yards and three touchdowns with one interception (92.8 rating) while adding 70 rushing yards on 11 carries.

Jackson became the first quarterback in NFL history with multiple performances of at least 300 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, and 70 rushing yards, With the three passing touchdowns, Jackson (18 games) surpassed Joe Flacco for the most games with at least three passing touchdowns in franchise history.

Coach John Harbaugh was impressed.

“Lamar deserves so much credit,” Harbaugh said. “You forget Lamar sometimes. All these other things are happening, and we’re not going to talk about Lamar Jackson who drove the offense. Then, guys stepped up and made plays. His poise in the pocket – how about the offensive line? There were times when he had a lot of time back there in the pocket and could search things out. I give [the Los Angeles Rams’ pass] coverage a lot of credit, too, but our guys … [He] runs around, scrambles [and] finds guys downfield.

“He’s a very unique player, and most of the time it works out really great … He’s one of a kind. There’s nobody like Lamar Jackson.”

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