He got awfully close in his "Monday Night Football" debut with the fearsome Ravens.
Jackson ran for 95 yards as the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. With Jackson operating nearly flawlessly at the controls, Baltimore embarrassed Aaron Donald and the previously solid Rams defense by racking up 480 yards with its evolving brand of high-octane football.
Hosting the Ravens and their high-powered offense led by Jackson was going to be one of the most hard challenges for the Rams in 2019, but no one expected to see the defending champions get blown out 45-6.
"We didn't do almost enough to be competitive", McVay said.
When the Ravens weren't overpowering a Rams defense loaded with high-end talent, they were confusing them with a variety of ball fakes.
After losing for the fifth time in eight games following a 3-0 start, the Rams now trail the Minnesota Vikings by two full games for the final Wild Card spot in the NFC playoff picture.
"I'm not anxious about MVP, you know", Jackson told reporters.
Los Angeles hadn't lost by more than 21 points in its first 43 games under McVay, whose once-prolific offense had another humiliating performance with just 111 yards in the first three quarters before finishing with 221. The Rams gave up one more point than they had allowed in their previous four games combined.
The likely NFL MVP also set yet another record. Brown got his second TD from 18 yards out on Baltimore's second drive, and Ingram capped a 75-yard march with a 1-yard TD run on the third.