La­mar Jack­son run­ning to­ward record book

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS - AP Pro Foot­ball Writer

By Rob Maaddi

La­mar Jack­son is go­ing to juke his way into the record books if he keeps run­ning like this.

The sec­ond-year quar­ter­back has 637 yards rush­ing through eight games and is on pace to break Michael Vick’s sin­gle-sea­son record of 1,039 yards set in 2006. No other quar­ter­back has run for 1,000 yards in a sea­son. Jack­son is on pace for 1,274 yards.

It’s no sur­prise the Baltimore Ravens have the NFL’s best run of­fense thanks to Jack­son’s team-high to­tal. Mark In­gram is sec­ond with 585 yards. The Ravens are av­er­ag­ing 204.9 yards on the ground per game. No NFL team has av­er­aged at least 200 yards rush­ing per game since Wal­ter Pay­ton helped Chicago do it in 1977.

Jack­son also leads the league with an av­er­age of 6.4 yards per carry. He has three 100-yard games this sea­son. Le’Veon Bell, Todd Gur­ley and LeSean McCoy have com­bined for zero.

Here’s a look in­side more num­bers en­ter­ing Week 10:

STAFFORD SLINGS: Matthew Stafford be­came the first quar­ter­back in NFL his­tory to reach 40,000 yards pass­ing in fewer than 150 games. He has thrown for at least 300 yards and three touch­downs in each of Detroit’s last three games. He has 22 such games in his ca­reer. Only Aaron Rodgers (31), Drew Brees (27), Dan Marino

(26) and Kurt Warner (23) had more in their first 150 games.

ALL-PUR­POSE: Christian McCaf­frey, who has 1,244 scrim­mage yards and 13 touch­downs this sea­son, is the first player since Priest Holmes in 2002 with at least 1,200 scrim­mage yards and 13 touch­downs in their team’s first eight games of a sea­son. McCaf­frey has six games with at least 150 scrim­mage yards and a touch­down, join­ing Jim Brown (1963) as the only play­ers with six such performanc­es in their team’s first eight games of a sea­son in NFL his­tory.

PRO­LIFIC RE­CEIVER: Mike Thomas needs six re­cep­tions in New Or­leans’ game against At­lanta to be­come the fastest player to reach 400 re­cep­tions in league his­tory. Thomas has played 55 games. Odell Beck­ham Jr. reached 400 in 61 games, the fastest to do so far.


Baltimore Ravens quar­ter­back La­mar Jack­son scores on a run against the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots dur­ing the first half of an NFL foot­ball game, Sun­day, Nov. 3, 2019, in Baltimore.

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