Lamar Jackson Says Ravens “Underestimated Titans” In 2019 NFL Playoffs

Ravens' Lamar Jackson in 2018. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Baltimore Ravens finished the 2019 NFL season with the best record in the league and entered the playoffs as the biggest favorites to win it all. However, their road to the Super Bowl ended in the Divisional Round, where they suffered a 12-28 defeat to the Tennessee Titans.

Now, the Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson decided to offer an explanation for his team’s shocking elimination during a recent appearance on the Load Management podcast. According to Jackson, Baltimore underestimated the Titans, and it came back to bite them.

“That’s what happened in the playoffs, and we end up losing to the team people had us favored over,” said Jackson. “It’s any given Sunday. You can’t underestimate no team, no opponent, and that’s what we did.”

Jackson, who won the NFL MVP award in 2019, also admitted that he made a significant contribution to the loss. The 23-year-old signal-caller threw two interceptions and had a forced fumble that sealed Ravens’ fate in that game.

“I had a lot of mistakes on my behalf,” said Jackson. “Three turnovers—that shouldn’t happen. But [Tennessee] came out to play.”

The Baltimore Ravens are among the Super Bowl favorites this season as well, and there is no doubt that their players will be motivated to avenge the loss against Tennessee. Lamar Jackson especially.