Highlights: Lamar Jackson Rushes for 117 Yards in 1st NFL Start, Win vs. Bengals

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistNovember 18, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball in the first quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Lamar Jackson likely bought himself at least another week as the Baltimore Ravens' starting quarterback in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jackson finished 13-of-19 for 150 yards with an interception and ran for 117 yards on 27 carries.

ESPN.com's Field Yates added historical perspective to Jackson's performance.

Jackson got his first career NFL start because incumbent starter Joe Flacco has a hip injury. After the game, Jackson said he had a sleepless Saturday night.

With Sunday's victory, Baltimore improved to 5-5 and sits sixth in the AFC. Because the team is on pace to make the playoffs, the Ravens may prefer to have the more experienced Flacco under center for their Week 12 matchup with the Oakland Raiders—assuming Flacco is back to 100 percent.

But Jackson made a strong case for himself in his starting debut. The 2-8 Raiders are tied for the NFL's worst record and rank 31st in adjusted sack rate, per Football Outsiders. The Ravens should have some confidence Jackson could deliver another strong showing next week.

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