. He played very well against KC and LAC last year, and garbage time against KC this year?
Game 1 vs KC: 13-24, 147 yards, 54% completion%. 6.1 ypa,..2 TDs, 0 picks....69 QBR. Not bad. YPA were Flacco like (you know, one of the things Joe was always bashed for) and his completion% wasn't good but he didn't throw an INT and ran the ball well.
Game 1 vs LA: 12-22; 204 yards, 54.5%, 9.3 YPA, 38 QBR,,,1 TD, 0 INTs....So, YPA was very strong...no INTs...poor completion% again and a bad QBR.
Game 2 vs LA: 14-29, 194 yards, 48.3% completion%; 2 TDs, 1 INT, 11.4 QBR.....Not much good about this game.
NOTE: He ran the ball pretty well in all of these games and I am not noting his fumbles here. Also sacked 12 times total.
KC game this year: 22-43; 267 yards; 6.2 YPA, 51.5 completion%, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 51.5 QBR (Ravens scored 13 points through 3 quarters although the drive to get to 19 points started in Q3) He threw for 140 yards in the 4thQ and the last TD was when the score was 33-22. It was similar to the Cinci TD yesterday.
Look, its early for Lamar and when you are a rookie QB (what he essentially is), it takes time to learn to beat good teams. It takes time to consistently put up good numbers vs good teams. My point is that is the last thing we need to see from him w/r/t how good he is playing right now. Yes, he needs to get better at other things but until he starts beating other good teams and playing well vs them, I think it is fair to say we need him to play better in those games.