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