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How Jackson’s grit beat the Chiefs, 36-35
Sep 22, 2021, 3:26:00 AM

How Jackson’s grit beat the Chiefs, 36-35

With just a yard away from the win, Lamar Jackson proved his star power once more as the Baltimore Ravens cruised for a big win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Lamar played hard to get the win and did not hold back in his plan to show off and earn it for the Ravens.

Lamar was keen to show that his lead is the best for the Ravens, and there is no doubt that he can do what he can to push his side for more success.

This win against the Chiefs says it all. It was a tight moment for any team leader, and Lamar proved that he can take down one of the best teams in the league. For the Ravens, this was a key win that could give them a lot of confidence in the coming months.

Jackson’s grit in that final play showed how willing he was to bring the best of his game and beat the odds. The Chiefs, after all, are Super Bowl winners, and this proves that they are not that hard to beat after their loss in the Super Bowl LV.

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Lamar was quick to decide on the final play

One yard away from a first down and win, coach John Harbaugh called up his star QB to draw up a quick play. The Ravens needed one last push and that is what the coach needed from this top dog. He was quick to ask his star if he wanted to go for the win.

Lamar just nodded on that note and he did run the ball for a winning touchdown to seal a 36-35 win against one of the best teams in the league. It was a strong finish that no one would ever forget, and the Ravens pulled off a comeback win to stun the Chiefs.

In his big moment, Lamar just took on the play with a minute left to play and did what he does best.

‘I was like, man, I gotta get this first down no matter what’, Lamar said.

There was no doubt in the coach’s mind that Lamar would go for it. He knows his star player most, and he was so sure that the star was up for the task. That decision to go for the win added at least 25% in their chances of sealing the game per Next Gen Stats.

That play led to a win for the first time in the 2021-22 season and they escaped from a loss to the Chiefs once again.

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Lamar wanted to score a big win against Mahomes

The Ravens loved what they were seeing from Lamar. He may have turned the ball over twice in each of the first two games. This is also the first time that he won in four games against Patrick Mahomes - who is his tight rival in every MVP race.

‘It feels good. It feels good to get that monkey off our back’, Jackson said. ‘Man, no matter what, getting that first down. Coach asked me, “Should we go for it?” I said, “Hell yeah”. We had to get it’.

That kind of grit only shows how much Lamar has grown over the years. This win also proves his point as a great leader for the Ravens this year. Now he has to take them to the next level and bring a title home.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA