Quarterback Lamar Jackson has tailed off from his hot start. In Sunday’s 23-17 win over the Bengals, he completed 21 of 33 for 236 yards but ended the day frustrated with the Ravens’ inability to finish drives in the end zone. Jackson’s top deep threat, Marquise Brown, missed the Bengals game with an ankle injury and did not practice Wednesday. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the rookie is day to day. In Brown’s absence, Jackson struggled to find downfield targets.
Quarterback Russell Wilson is at the front of the MVP race with 14 touchdown passes, zero interceptions and a 124.7 passer rating through six games. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he’s never seen Wilson play better, which is saying something considering the eight-year veteran was already a Hall of Fame candidate. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett leads the team with 35 catches for 454 yards, and rookie speed burner D.K. Metcalf is averaging 21 yards per catch.