Understandably, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson didn’t take the divisional round loss to the Tennessee Titans too well.
Outside of maybe the people in Nashville and Tennessee Titans fans in general, nobody saw the the Baltimore Ravens falling in the divisional round game.
After all, the Ravens were sporting what was thought to be an unbeatable team and the No. 1 scoring offense led by the presumptive NFL MVP, quarterback Lamar Jackson.
However, the Titans ended up stunning the world by handily beating the Ravens on their own field, and Jackson in particular admits he didn’t handle the loss too well.
While down in Orlando for the Pro Bowl, Jackson admitted to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec that he was “hurt” and “depressed” after the loss to the point that he didn’t want to leave his own room.
"“I didn’t leave my room, to be honest,” Jackson said. “I wasn’t frustrated. I was hurt. I was depressed. It was like, ‘I don’t even want to go outside right now. I’m not happy right now.’ There was nothing to celebrate.”"
Jackson put up huge numbers in the loss, with 365 passing yards,143 rushing yards and one touchdown, although his numbers were partly a product of the Ravens trailing for the entire game.
Tennessee was successful in frustrating Jackson, who turned the ball over three times. More importantly, the Titans’ defense was able to take the Ravens out of their game and forced Jackson to throw the ball a season-high 59 times.
The end result was a sensational defensive effort by Tennessee that led to Baltimore settling for two field goals and scoring just 12 points overall, the lowest scoring output for the Ravens in any game the entire season.
After the loss, Jackson got a lot of flack from the national media, which is downright silly when you consider the season he put together.
The 2019 campaign just wasn’t his time, and the Titans made sure of it.