J.K. Dobbins extends rushing TD streak, breaks Ravens rookie record

Julius Long
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Dobbins extends rushing TD streak, breaks Ravens rookie record originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

After Lamar Jackson made history Sunday by becoming the first quarterback with two 1,000 yards seasons, rookie running back JK Dobbins decided to get in on the action in the Ravens 38-3 victory over the Bengals.

In the Bengals' redzone, with the chance to extend their lead in the third quarter, the Ravens called on their second-round draft pick to punch it in. He didn’t disappoint, shedding a tackler to find the end zone for his eighth rushing touchdown of the season, setting a franchise record for touchdowns by a rookie.

The first-year back out of Ohio State surpassed teammate Marquise "Hollywood" Brown, who last season tied Marlon Brown and Torey Smith for the most touchdowns by a Ravens rookie.

Dobbins left Ohio State the second all-time rusher with 4,459 rushing yards in his three seasons with the Buckeyes. His impact on the Ravens offense was immediate, picking up two touchdowns in his NFL debut against the Browns in Week 1.

Dobbins has scored in each of the Ravens' last six games, the longest streak in the league behind Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.

After helping the Ravens clinch a playoff berth on Sunday, they will certainly rely on the young back's nose for the end zone in their postseason run.