Jackson flashes in home debut

Rookie looks solid against overmatched Rams

Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson rolled to his left, saw a seam and ran downfield.

In the process, he juked a pair of Rams defenders en route to a 9-yard score.

Jackson electrified the crowd in home debut for Baltimore, which took down the Rams 33-7.

“I feel like I did better, but I didn’t throw a touchdown this game, so I’m kind of ticked off," Jackson said. "I’m going to have to throw one next week. I want to do that bad.”

He completed 7 of 18 passes for 119 yards. However, he did show poise in the pocket and knew when to throw away the ball.

Jackson also took a couple of big hits but bounced up quickly. He ran for 21 yards on five carries.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has already said Jackson will get opportunities to make plays this season. He is providing his coach with added confidence each passing day.

"I thought [he] had good throws," Harbaugh said. "[He was] really poised in the pocket, and he got good protection. The offensive line did a really nice job. The receivers made some plays, but Lamar really stepped up and made some plays. The run was nice to see – all of it.”

Jackson helped the Ravens build a 23-0 lead at the half.

Fellow Heisman winner Robert Griffin III is also pushing for a roster spot. He might be facing an uphill battle with Jackson's performance.