Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seahawks time and again on 3rd down

Oct 23, 2019, 1:31 PM

In the Seahawks’ 30-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7 of the NFL season, there was one thing the defense never solved: Lamar Jackson.

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It wasn’t that the Baltimore Ravens quarterback had an easy time against Seattle, as he was limited to 143 passing yards, completing just 9 of 20 attempts, and the Ravens only scored one offensive touchdown. But when the Seahawks needed a big stop on third down, Jackson was able to keep Baltimore driving time and again by using his legs.

Jackson finished Sunday with a game-high 116 rushing yards on 14 carries – seven less carries than leading Seahawks rusher Chris Carson, who had 65 yards on the ground – and three of Jackson’s biggest runs against Seattle came on third down.

That’s where Jake Heaps’ focus is in his latest in-depth video breakdown. The former Seahawks QB puts Jackson and the Seattle defense under the microscope on these three specific third-down plays (click the links to watch each one):

Third-and-3 from Baltimore’s 35 on the Ravens’ second drive: 10-yard run
Third-and-10 from Baltimore’s 25 in the second quarter: 28-yard run
Third-and-8 from Baltimore’s 12 in the fourth quarter: 30-yard run

The Seahawks return to action at 10 a.m. Sunday in Atlanta against a struggling Falcons team. Coverage begins on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM with the pregame show at 7 a.m.

For more video breakdowns from the Seahawks season, click any of the links below.

Week 7

Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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