Ravens' Lamar Jackson cements MVP campaign in blowout of Rams

Ravens' Lamar Jackson cements MVP campaign in blowout of Rams

Instead of celebrating, Jackson sprung up and remonstratively slapped both his hands on his helmet. He got awfully close in his "Monday Night Football" debut with the fearsome Ravens. He also rushed for 95 yards in the win.

Robert Woods was a surprise inactive last week due to personal reasons, and with the Rams playing the Ravens on Monday Night Football, the most recent reports are from Sean McVay on Saturday saying he wouldn't fully commit to Woods playing.

On Monday night they will host the Baltimore Ravens (8-2) who have a MVP candidate in quarterback Lamar Jackson.

"We didn't do almost enough to be competitive", McVay said. "This is cool, but we're chasing that right now, and that's what were focused on".

Hosting the Ravens and their high-powered offense led by Jackson was going to be one of the most hard challenges for the Rams in 2019, but no one expected to see the defending champions get blown out 45-6.

Thanks to winning back-to-back NFC West titles along with a trip to the Super Bowl last winter, the Rams were rightfully considered one of the early Super Bowl contenders in the NFC at the beginning of the season, but this is far from the case heading into December. At 9-2, the Ravens have matched their best start since 2012, which ended in their second Super Bowl championship. If Woods were to be held out of action, Josh Reynolds would run as the Rams' No. 3 WR behind Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks.

Los Angeles hadn't lost by more than 21 points in its first 43 games under McVay, whose once-prolific offense had another embarrassing performance with just 111 yards in the first three quarters before finishing with 221. Peters also has nine pass breakups to Ramsey's three.

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