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Lamar Jackson Has Historic Debut As Ravens Starter

Lamar Jackson certainly made the most of his big opportunity on Sunday afternoon.

In his first career start, Jackson helped lead the Baltimore Ravens 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jackson completed 13-of-19 passes for 150-yards with one interception. He rushed for 117-yards on 27-attempts.

Per ESPN, Jackson made history in more ways than one.

—His 117 rushing yards are the second-most by a rookie quarterback since 1970 (only teammate Robert Griffin III had more) and set a Ravens single-game record.

—Jackson became the first NFL quarterback since 2016 to rush for 100 yards in a game and produced the most rushing yards by a quarterback in four years.

—-His 27 carries are the most by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era (since 1966).

—He reached 15-plus miles per hour on 14 carries, which are the most by any player in a game this season, according to NFL Next Gen Stats.

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