Ravens QB Lamar Jackson Says He’ll Play Against Jets

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was again limited in practice Dec. 10 because of a quad injury, but he said after the walkthough workout that he feels “great” and said he will be on the field against the New York Jets for a “Thursday Night Football” matchup Dec. 12.

Tight end Mark Andrews, who left the Bills game early with a knee injury, returned to practice Dec. 10 after missing the previous day’s walkthough. However, left tackle Ronnie Stanley remained sidelined because of a concussion, leaving his status for the game very much in doubt.

Jackson said he suffered his quad injury on his 61-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst, as he was hammered by Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes just he delivered the pass. He took another shot later in the game that drew a roughing the passer penalty on Trent Murphy.

Jackson is 17-3 as a starter and has not missed a game during his two-year Ravens career; he appeared in all nine games started by Joe Flacco last year before Jackson became the starting quarterback.

Jackson enters the game as the front-runner for the league Most Valuable Player award after leading the Ravens to an 11-2 record and nine straight wins, a franchise regular-season record.

Jackson leads the league with 28 touchdown passes and has rushed 151 times for 1,017 yards and seven touchdowns, and he needs just 23 yards to break Michael Vick’s NFL single-season record for rushing yardage by a quarterback (1,039), set in 2006.

The Jets (5-8) have won four of their past five games and have the league’s No. 2-ranked run defense, allowing 78.8 yards a game.

The Ravens hold the No. 1 seed in the AFC by virtue of their 11-2 record, and with a win over the Jets they would capture the AFC North title for the second straight season.

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