Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson are two of the most electric quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen. Since entering the league just a year apart from one another, the two MVP quarterbacks have faced off four times, with Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs emerging victorious in three out of the four games.
Jackson can win his second game against Mahomes this Sunday, the biggest game of each team’s season. Jackson was abundantly honest earlier this week when asked what he likes about competing against Mahomes.
“I don’t like competing against [Patrick Mahomes] at all,” Jackson said. “But yes, he’s a great quarterback. [He’s] definitely a Hall of Famer. It’s a no-brainer; he’s definitely a Hall of Famer. But I believe [it’s] just two greats – up-and-coming greats – just going toe to toe, like a heavyweight fight [and] heavyweight matchup. That’s just what I see.”
Mahomes and the Chiefs have the edge in experience over the current iteration of the Ravens regarding the playoffs and Super Bowls, as this will be the sixth AFC Championship game in a row that Kansas City will play in and the first on the road in that timespan.
Conversely, this is Baltimore’s first trip to the conference championship since the 2012 season and the first in the city of Baltimore since the Colts defeated the Oakland Raiders 27-17 in January of 1971 with Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas at the helm.