In the Divisional Round matchup against the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens' MVP front-runner Lamar Jackson silenced critics of his playoff performance.

Jackson scored four touchdowns, accumulating 152 passing yards and 100 rushing yards, dispelling the narrative of his past playoff struggles.

Despite facing an aggressive defense in the first half, which led to three sacks and only 23 net passing yards, Jackson remained composed.

In the second half, Jackson led the Ravens on four consecutive scoring drives, showcasing his ability to dominate both through the air and on the ground.

His performance marked a historic achievement, as he became the first player in NFL history with two-plus passing touchdowns, two-plus rushing touchdowns, 100-plus rushing yards, 100-plus passing yards, and a 100-plus passer rating in a playoff game.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh praised Jackson's focus and leadership, emphasizing his consistent performance throughout the season.

The victory was particularly significant, considering the Ravens' past playoff disappointments, notably in the 2019 season when they were eliminated as the top seed.

Jackson's redemption was evident in his improved playoff statistics, boasting a 72.7% completion rate, no turnovers, and a 121.8 passer rating.

He effectively countered the Texans' blitzing strategies, completing 13 of 18 passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns against a 75% blitz rate.

Jackson's stellar day propelled the Ravens into the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 2012, the year they last won the Super Bowl.

Despite the redemption, Jackson remains focused on the next challenge, emphasizing the need to finish strong and not get ahead of themselves with thoughts of the Super Bowl.

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