OWINGS MILLS, Maryland-On Monday night football game, Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens can beat Patrick Homehome and the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to send a message to other NFL teams.
On Thursday, Jackson’s statement read: “Like any other game.”
In a 10-minute media conversation with reporters, Jackson downplayed Monday’s game, which was the matchup between the two hottest teams in the league and the past two NFL MVPs.
In fact, this will mark the first duel in NFL history between former MVPs 25 years or younger.
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In Kansas City, Mahomes praised Jackson as a “great player”, he already knew him, and said he was looking forward to this game.
“He can throw everything; he can run with the ball; he can really do everything. Therefore, it is always fun to watch guys like this-work hard, put in work, they can walk in our relationship, In conversations and things like that, we have the same recognition as Oakley and EA Sports, so we see each other between each other. You play the quarterback position, like a team; this is a close team , You can exchange ideas with each other, and so on. So he is an excellent player and I look forward to this week’s game.”
Although he did not play Jackson “face to face”, Mahomes said he was competing with him in an attempt to guide his team to more points.
“It’s a bit different, because when you attack, you will never face to face; you will never face Lamar directly, but you know he will go there to add points. Therefore, you just have to believe in your defense and they will Stop, they will find a way to stop all the great things he did. Then, as an offense, you will face a strong defense, so if you want to win, you will have a way to add points on the board. “
When the Ravens host the Chiefs, there will be two teams with the longest two active winning streaks in the league.
The Ravens have won 14 consecutive games in the regular season, and the Chiefs have won eight consecutive games, including the playoffs. According to ESPN Stats & Information, the last two teams experienced more than eight victories. This was in 1969 when the Rams (11 consecutive victories) received the Vikings (10 consecutive victories).
Although many of Jackson’s teammates were aware of the importance of this game, Jackson basically shrugged and answered the question.
After failing the past two meetings, how important is it for Jackson to defeat the Chiefs? Jackson said: “This is always a statement.”
Is it too early to think about the consequences of this game at home? He said: “We are focused on winning this game.”
To bring the crow where you want to go, do you think you must eventually defeat the chief? “Yes, eventually.”
For Jackson, Mahomes was one of the few obstacles in his career. Jackson scored 21-3 in the regular season, and his two losses came from against Mahomes.
“I do not think so [there’s] Pressure is greater than [what] Coach John Harbaugh said: “Lamar has always been very comfortable. He is the same Lamar, week after week, competition, practice, from meetings to meetings. He is always happy to play He is ready. I don’t believe he sees it that way. I think he’s treating it as an offense against their defense; that’s what he cares about and trying to find a way to play his best, and Make as many points as possible.”
Although Jackson is reluctant to hype the game, others have admitted that there is a different feeling between the two Super Bowl favorites. According to Caesars Sportsbook, both are 4-1. “This is a team we need to beat. If we want to become a champion, this is a team you must surpass.” Ravens full-professional offensive inmate Ronnie Stanley said. “We all know that we can’t make mistakes. We must do our best. Anything will achieve the results of the past.”
ESPN’s Adam Teicher contributed to this report.