Ravens’ Lamar Jackson throws pick-six; Bills’ Taron Johnson ties NFL playoff record with 101-yard return
Lamar jacked, son.
The Ravens and the Bills were locked in a defensive struggle — featuring a couple of offensive offenses — in their AFC playoff game Saturday night when Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson threw a back-breaking, record-tying pick-six to Taron Johnson put the Bills up by 14 points.
Jackson did his best to track down Johnson, but Johnson wasn’t touched as he hit paydirt.
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The Bills DB achieved some serious speed of his own, surpassing 20 mph — which is speeding in some areas — and tying an NFL playoff record with his 101-yard interception return. The Packers’ George Teague notched a 101-yard return in the 1993 wild-card round.
Taron Johnson (101-yard INT Return TD)
Taron Johnson reached a top speed of 20.39 MPH on this pick-six, Jackson’s first INT in the red zone of his career.
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) January 17, 2021
The Ravens quarterback had a game to forget, capped by the pick-six and then being ruled out while in the concussion protocol following a nasty hit stemming from an errant snap.
Tyler Huntley entered the game in relief of Jackson, leading the Ravens down the field but not being able to produce points in the fourth quarter. Baltimore lost the divisional round game 17-3.