The Baltimore Ravens have to be thrilled with how they are playing this season.
They currently sit atop the AFC North with a record of 7-2.
It may not be pretty every week, but the Ravens are finding ways to win.
Yet, they do have two tough losses to the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers.
One player that continues to dominate is former MVP quarterback Lamar Jackson.
Last season, Jackson battled numerous injuries and never quite seemed like himself.
But, the MVP-caliber play of Jackson has returned this year.
According to NFL on CBS, Jackson leads QBs in completion percentage (71.5%) and rushing yards this year (440).
The last quarterback to lead the NFL in both of those stats was Steve Young.
Young won the league MVP and Super Bowl MVP that year.
Lamar Jackson leads QBs in comp pct (71.5%) and rush yards (440) this season.
The only QB to do that in a single-season since the merger was Steve Young in 1994.
Steve Young won MVP and Super Bowl MVP that season. pic.twitter.com/ZQeBzvCxyU
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The Ravens are winning games by some wide margins by playing great complementary football.
Their offense is methodically led by the run game, and Jackson is completing passes to keep drives alive.
Also, their defense has done a great job at shutting down some of the top offenses in the league.
Jackson has only thrown for nine touchdowns in nine games.
At some point, you would think we need to see more explosive plays in the passing game.
But, for now, the Ravens’ formula is working and they look like one of the best teams in football.
The Ravens have some tough games coming up where their offense will be tested.
If Jackson is still in the MVP conversation at season’s end it will be well-earned.NEXT: Odell Beckham Jr. Found A Special Way To Celebrate His Birthday