From hospital to history: Inside Lamar Jackson's first NFL start
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BALTIMORE — Three days before Sunday’s must-win game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh questioned whether Lamar Jackson would be healthy enough to make his first NFL start.
Jackson was at the hospital after suffering pains in his stomach and missed all of Thursday’s practice. Not only did Jackson pass all the medical tests, the rookie first-round pick made the grade in replacing injured Joe Flacco.
Jackson’s 117 yards rushing in Sunday’s 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals set a Ravens record and etched him into the NFL record books. He became the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to record at least 100 rushing yards in his first career start.
Thanks to Jackson, the Ravens (5-5) ended their three-game losing streak and are holding the No. 6 and final playoff spot in the AFC.
Here’s a look through the words of those who lived one of the craziest and exhilarating weeks in the Ravens’ existence:
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