Jackson produced his 11th 100-yard rushing game, which eclipsed Michael Vick for the most by a quarterback in NFL regular-season history. He finished with 119 yards rushing, including a 79-yard touchdown run.
“I want to win,” Jackson said. “That record doesn’t mean nothing if we’re not winning.”
Jackson’s touchdown run was the longest of his career and staked Baltimore to a 35-14 lead with 26 seconds left in the third quarter. But Jackson and the Ravens’ offense managed 89 total yards and three points in the fourth quarter, in which the Dolphins rallied for one of the biggest comebacks in recent history.
“We just got to finish,” Jackson said. “It came down to the fourth quarter. They were putting points on the board and we wasn’t. We just got to finish when we’re up.”
Last year, the Dolphins held the Ravens to 10 points, their fewest ever with Jackson, because they were able to apply pressure on him with repeated blitzes. On Sunday, Jackson made Miami pay early with three touchdown passes, including a 75-yarder to Rashod Bateman.
Jackson became the first player in NFL history to record a touchdown pass and run of 75 yards or more, according to Elias Sports Bureau research.
“I told you guys earlier this week, we were going to have something for them if they did the same thing,” Jackson said. “We saw when they were bringing that zero blitz and we executed.”
In the first three quarters, Jackson was 14-of-17 for 228 yards and three touchdowns. In the fourth quarter, he was 7-of-12 for 90 yards. His final pass was a desperation one that fell incomplete to Bateman in the end zone.
“We can’t dwell on that,” Jackson said. “It’s still early in the season. We ain’t going to let this loss define us.”