LA Chargers: Grading Justin Herbert and Lamar Jackson in Week 6 routing

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Lamar Jackson
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Lamar Jackson Week 6 grade: C+

The LA Chargers may have been outplayed at the quarterback position in Week 6 but it is not like Lamar Jackson had an exceptional game. If anything, it was a case of the LA Chargers having a poor offensive game plan mixed with Justin Herbert having an off day throwing the football.

If you just look at the box score from this game you could try and make the case that Herbert had the better game. However, that is why we don't just look at the box score and actually watch the games to hand out these grades.

Jackson completed 19 of 27 passes for 167 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions (both to Kyzir White). One of the interceptions was straight to White right after Herbert threw his pick. The other was in garbage time when the game was already decided.

Jackson also carried the ball eight times for 51 yards as part of the Ravens' onslaught running the football. Baltimore ran all over the Chargers and that was the real story of the Baltimore offense. It was not a passing clinic by any means from Jackson.

That being said, Jackson made the throws when he needed to. Jackson made some big plays both throwing the ball and running it early in the second half to turn a game that the Chargers could have come back in to a blowout. He was not anything special but he did not hurt his team as well.

It was a passing effort for Jackson. If this would have been a shootout and Jackson did not come up in a game-winning drive effort then the grade would have been lower. However, it was a blowout win where he did not hurt the team and did exactly what they needed to win.

That deserves a C+ grade.