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LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Can anyone stop Lamar Jackson?
The Ravens’ 22-year-old phenom quarterback matched his career-high with five touchdown passes and ran for 95 yards in a dominant 45-6 victory against the Los Angeles Rams in their final game at LA Memorial Coliseum. The win is the Ravens’ seventh consecutive victory.READ MORE: Eating Cicadas Is Actually Good For The Environment And Apparently They Taste Like Shrimp
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Jackson solidified his case as the MVP front-runner, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for at least 3,000 passing yards and rush for 1,500 yards in his first two NFL seasons. He dazzled in his “Monday Night Football” debut, finishing 15 for 20 for 169 yards. His didn’t miss a pass in the first half.
Mark Ingram rushed for 111 yards and a TD and caught a scoring pass while the Ravens (9-2) became the fourth team in the 21st century to score touchdowns on its first six drives in a game.
With Jackson operating almost flawlessly at the controls, Baltimore embarrassed a previously solid Rams defense by racking up 480 yards with its evolving brand of high-octane football.READ MORE: Maryland Lifts COVID Mask Mandate Starting Saturday, Gov. Larry Hogan Says
He hit Willie Snead with his fifth TD pass with 14:43 to play and took the rest of the night off.
Snead and Marquise Brown had two TD catches apiece for the Ravens, whose winning streak is their longest since they won seven straight to close the 2000 season on the way to their first Super Bowl title.
At 9-2, the Ravens have matched their best start since 2012, which ended in their second Super Bowl championship.
Jared Goff passed for 212 yards with two interceptions and Todd Gurley rushed for just 22 for the defending NFC champion Rams (6-5), who took the worst loss of their three seasons under coach Sean McVay.MORE NEWS: 3 Injured Following Gas Explosion In Pikesville On Friday