Stock up, stock down: Jackson once again runs Ravens to a hard-fought victory

Andrew Gillis
NBC Sports Washington

Stop if this sounds familiar: Lamar Jackson's legs carried the Ravens offense and befuddled the opposing defense en route to a Ravens victory.

If you think you've heard that one before, it's because you have. 

Jackson finished with 116 yards on the ground in a 30-16 win over the Seahawks on Sunday in Seattle. 

Here are a few players whose stocks are up and down:

Stock up: Lamar Jackson's legs

Much has been made this season over how much Jackson rushes the ball relative to his passing, exposing his body to more hits.

He went over 100 yards rushing for the second straight week as he carried the Ravens their third straight win. It was his third 100-yard rushing performance of the season.

His legs were especially crucial on the team's nine-minute drive that ate up much of the fourth quarter. 

Jackson's legs completely confused the Seahawks, and Seattle was unable to slow him down when it mattered most.

Stock Up: Marcus Peters

Welcome to Baltimore, Mr. Peters. 

Peters helped swing the game in the second quarter with an interception returned for a 67-yard touchdown in just his first game of the season. 

He wasn't targeted a ton throughout the game and did what he came to Baltimore to do with his interception for a touchdown. He was also the first NFL player with an interception in consecutive weeks, for two different teams, since at least 1950.

With the Ravens getting healthier in the secondary, Peters should only have more opportunities to make house calls as the season goes on. 

Stock up: Gus Edwards

Edwards' numbers don't stack up on paper, but the backup running back had a very good day running the football. 

He finished with 32 yards on six carries and gave the Ravens some tough carries on the afternoon to give Jackson a breather. 

While he certainly wasn't the story, Edwards had a nice game running the ball.

Stock Down: Third down defense

There's gotta be some bad, right?

Russell Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in football at creating plays, both inside and outside of the pocket. He showed the Ravens why on Sunday.

The Seahawks finished 10-of-17 on third down as the Ravens struggled to get off the field when it mattered most. While it should be something to monitor moving forward, it's not the best trend to appear for the Ravens defense.

Stock up: Ravens defense

Yes, the entire unit. 

They held Wilson, an MVP candidate, to just 241 yards passing. He didn't have over 200 yards until there was less than five minutes to play and the Ravens were leading by 17.

The run defense was strong, too, as Chris Carson was held to 65 yards on 21 carries. 

It was the team's best performance of the season on the defensive end, and it came not a moment too soon.

Stock Down: Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews had his worst day of the season, and not just statistically. 

He had 33 yards receiving on one catch, but had three crucial drops - two on back-to-back plays - in the third quarter. One of which would have went for a touchdown. 

It was a rainy day, but Andrews couldn't hang onto the ball at all. 

Stock Up: Ravens organization

Be honest, no one really deserves a true stock down at this point. 

Yes, there are things to clean up for the Ravens, but they're 5-2 and still relatively healthy headed into the bye week. Peters, the new acquisition, scored a touchdown. Jackson still can't be stopped when running the ball. 

And more importantly, they're 5-2 with a two-and-a-half game lead in the AFC North.


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