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Quarterback Lamar Jackson will be playing a second-round AFC playoff game for the first time this Saturday when the Baltimore Ravens visit the Buffalo Bills. But that may not be the only thing Jackson is experiencing for the first time.
He also says he has never played a football game in the snow. And guess what? Yeah, it’s supposed to snow in Buffalo on Saturday.
That second part is no surprise. It’s Buffalo in mid-January. Of course it’s going to snow. But when Jackson was asked about how much experience he has in that type of weather, he was direct with his response.
“Zero,” Jackson told reporters, via ESPN. “Saturday would be my first time playing football in the snow, if it does. Hopefully, it don’t.”
You could make a case that the Ravens joined the Bills and Chiefs as the hottest teams in the AFC, especially at the end of the regular season. A big reason for that has been the play of the fleet-footed Jackson. He regrouped after a rocky first half, and when he starts running, almost no one can slow down that offense.
Of course, it can be a little tough to get your footing when there’s snow on the ground.
Yes, Jackson played his college ball at Louisville. Yes, Kentucky gets some snow. But no, Jackson never took the field when it happened.
“We had a snowball fight,” Jackson said of his time at Lousiville. “That’s totally different from playing in it.”