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Expectations were fairly high for Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson coming into his second season. He is already surpassing them after a sensational performance against the Miami Dolphins.

Baltimore jumped out to a 52-10 lead in the third quarter and even led 42-10 at halftime behind Jackson’s outstanding game. Along the way, he became the first quarterback in franchise history to post a perfect passer rating (158.3)

Throwing five touchdowns in a single game is a rare achievement, but it’s even more extraordinary when an NFL quarterback accomplishes the feat on only 20 pass attempts.

While a matchup against Miami’s secondary was certainly favorable, Jackson will face another soft defense next week when he faces the Arizona Cardinals.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection