The Steelers deserve a tremendous amount of credit for advancing to 7-0 with a with a victory in Baltimore today. While they gave up 457 yards and gained just 221, they emerged victorious because their defense took the ball away from Lamar Jackson four times. Jackson threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles. In big games, it is paramount that he takes care of the ball better.
Last season, in the Ravens’ playoff exit against the Titans, Jackson threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. In the previous year’s playoff loss to the Chargers, Jackson threw an interception, lost a fumble, and fumbled two additional times that the Ravens recovered.
According to CBS Sports, the Ravens today were the first NFL team in at least 70 years to outrush an opponent by 200 or more yards, out-pass their opponent by any total, and lose the football game.
There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Lamar Jackson is an elite quarterback talent, but there is starting to be a trend of turnovers in big games that he is going to have to be mindful of for the Ravens to win big games with him.