John Harbaugh and the Raven’s front office have really put together an historic team that has already clinched the AFC North and preparing for a Super Bowl run. There has been many records broken this year and we take a look at just how many the Raven’s have done this season.
Jackson Torches Vick’s Record
The record that has been on everyone’s radar is Michael Vick’s single season rushing record for quarterbacks. Vick set, what seemed would never be reached, 1,039 yards rushing in 2006. Jackson, with 86 yards against the Jets, now has completely shattered the record with 1,103 yards going into Week 16.
Tight End “3 Headed Monster” led by Mark Andrews
Mark Andrews has contributed to the Ravens success with Eight Touchdowns this season. This breaks two previous Ravens tight ends have set, Todd Heap in 2005 and Dennis Pitta in 2012.
Hollywood aims to Break Rookie Record
Marquise Brown has been a great resource in the receiving Corp considering his rookie status. He’s tied the Ravens record for touchdowns catches by a rookie with 7.
Lamar Jackson threw for 5 touchdowns against the Jets and that stat line created a plethora of record breaks. He became the sixth quarterback to throw 5 touchdowns three times in a season. He has an opportunity to tie and break Peyton Manning’s four game mark that he accomplished in 2004. Jackson also ties the franchise record for touchdowns in a season while also leading the league in passing touchdowns. While throwing these 5 touchdowns, Jackson also gained 85 yards which is something only Cam Newton was able to do once in 2015.
Ravens Run Game Passes Jamal Lewis
With Lamar Jackson and Mark Ingram projected to break 1,000 yard rushing, the Ravens have broken their franchise record for single season team rushing yards. This record was previously set by the 2003 Ravens, where Jamal Lewis smashed his way to over 2,000 yards on the ground.
The team is at 472 total points this season. This beats the Ravens 2014 record of 409 points in 2014. The team also ties a record of 12 players being elected in the pro bowl, a massive indication on how well this team has played as a whole.
With Two games remaining, the browns and Steelers, Harbaugh may elect to rest players as they prepare for a Super Bowl run. If the season ends without the Lombardi trophy, there’s still a bright future for this team.