After Lamar Jackson‘s hot start against the Cleveland Browns in Week 1, when he torched his opposition no matter how you slice the stats, the results were lukewarm, if not downright cold, over the next two weeks against the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs.
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To be fair, the Baltimore Ravens‘ offense still moved the ball against Houston en route to 407 total yards, but Jackson’s performance left a lot to be desired — his passing grade clocked in at 64.1. His passing grade dropped again on Monday night against the Chiefs, this time to 61.1.
Of Lamar’s 19 games since the start of the 2019 season, those two performances rank 12th and 14th, respectively, among the passing grades he’s earned. While his ability as a runner counts for a lot with how the Ravens want to score points, he was lethal as a passer last season, posting six grades above 80.0.