BY THE NUMBERS Ravens’ consecutive 40-point games (Three)
Only three teams in NFL history have scored 40 or more points in four consecutive games.
The Los Angeles Chargers set the record in 1960, the AFL’s debut season. That mark was matched by the Rams’ Greatest Show on Turf in 2000 and again by Peyton Manning’s Colts in 2004.
The Ravens will join that group if they reach 40 points at home against the 49ers’ No. 2-ranked scoring defense (14.8). In its past three games, Baltimore has scored 49 points against Cincinnati, 41 against Houston and 45 against the Rams.
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, the front-runner for NFL MVP, has thrown 12 touchdown passes with no interceptions in the past three games. He has posted passer ratings of 130 or better in each of those three games.
Only two players in NFL history have done that in four straight games: John Hadl with the Rams in 1973 and Russell Wilson with the Seahawks in 2015.
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