2 straight games where Lamar did nothing passing the ball through the first 3 quarters.
I think we need to discount the stats vs Miami. They are total garbage and really aren't an NFL team at this point.
If you take game away, Lamar has a 61% completion% (thats about 4 points worse than his actual completion%). His YPA is 6.9 (8.3 is his overall number). To put that in perspective, Flacco (dubbed Capt Checkdown) was usually in the 6.5 area the last 5 years. He has 5 TDs and 2 INT. (he has 10 passing TDs overall). His QBR is 66.7 (74.8 overall) and his rating is around 90 (its 109 overall).
Now, I am really happy with those numbers even when you take away the Miami game and obviously, this doesn't include his running stats. So, I am no way bashing him. If he can be a 61% completion% guy, I will be pretty happy right now. It needs to get better as he plays more but I would take that for 2019. However, I do think we need to understand that we all got so excited after seeing him against Miami that we need to pull the reigns in some on him and still see that this is a guy with a lot to work on (which he knows and is seemingly doing).
We also can't have him just putting up garbage 4thQ stats to make his numbers look better. There is definitely some of that in this from the last 2 weeks. He needs to be better earlier in the game.
I don't see the need to take out the production against Miami; all that's needed is the realization that the Dolphins are horrible.Which was known before that game. If you 'take out' the numbers against Miami, at year end you also discount what happens against the best defense the Ravens face.
The larger point is what you showed though... that the numbers without the Miami game included, are what you should be looking for / expecting. Which is the level many of us expected.
You can win games with Jackson and the offense playing like they have in Week 2-4 if the defense was holding up their end.
With the defense being exposed right now, that's when you have more pointing to Jackson and the offense.
Now instead of playing complimentary football,the offense has to go and lead and carry the roster... and Jackson and the offense aren't ready to do that. There isn't also reason to think the 2nd year QB, two 2nd year TE's, two Rookie WR's, etc should be ready to dominate the league.
They've got enough talent offensively to be competitive, but not enough experience, etc to just go out and expect 30 points each week.