Can Lamar Jackson’s Rushing Prowess Expose the Saints Defense?

  • Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens are 1.5-point road favorites over the New Orleans Saints.
  • Jackson has an O/U of 210.5 passing yards in the game.
  • His O/U of 60.5 rushing yards is second only to Saints starting RB Alvin Kamara.

NEW ORLEANS - Lamar Jackson will be in the spotlight as his Baltimore Ravens visit New Orleans to take on the Saints on Monday Night Football.

Jackson has 1635 passing yards in his eight games this season, and 553 rushing yards to go along with them.

This gives him averages of 204.3 passing yards and 69.1 rushing yards per game – very close to what his O/Us are set at via the online sportsbooks.

Total Passing Yards - Lamar Jackson

  • Over 210.5 -115
  • Under 210.5 -115

Jackson  has gone over 210.5 passing yards in four games this season, although one of the games in which he did not, he racked up exactly 210.

New Orleans has the 14th best passing defense in the NFL – they give up, on average, about 208 passing yards per game to opposing teams.

This highlights just how accurate this line seems to be. It’s within six yards of Jackson’s season average, and within two yards of the Saints defense’s season average.

Notably, however, both of these averages are below where the line is set at most NFL sportsbooks.

Total Rushing Yards - Lamar Jackson

  • Over 60.5 -115
  • Under 60.5 -115

Jackson’s rushing prowess is well known, and his O/U of 60.5 rushing yards is nearly equivalent to Alvin Kamara’s 62.5 – as the starting running back on the Saints!

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The Falcons gashed the Saints with QB runs courtesy of Marcus Mariota, who had 72 rushing yards against them on 12 attempts.

Since then, they’ve faced very few true rushing quarterbacks – Kyler Murray picked up 30 yards on seven rushes against them while Joe Burrow picked up 25 yards on four rushes, but those were more scramble situations than designed runs.

It seems as though this is a potential area of weakness for New Orleans, given the Mariota game.

That said, they do give up the 11th-fewest rushing yards per game in the league.

Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens face off against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. The game kicks off at 8:15 p.m. EST.

Which Is More Likely To Go Over? Jackson Passing/Jackson Rushing