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What Week 14 performance means for Lamar Jackson’s MVP odds

.We take a look at Lamar Jackson’s Week 14 game and how his MVP chances have improved or fallen.

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Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens went down to the wire with the Los Angeles Rams in Week 14, grabbing a win in overtime on a punt return to stay atop the AFC North and hold onto the top overall seed in the AFC. Jackson passed for 316 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception in the win. He also led the team in rushing with 11 carries for 70 yards.

Jackson leads all NFL quarterbacks in rushing yards this season with 644 yards over 123 attempts. He has thrown 16 touchdowns and six interceptions this season, and currently has the third-best odds to win the 2023 NFL MVP award at DraftKings Sportsbook. He sits at +550, ahead of Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoa, but behind Brock Purdy and Dak Prescott. His Week 14 performance bumped him up from where he sat before kickoff on Sunday at +900.

The Ravens have a very tough slate ahead of them before the postseason arrives. With matchups against the 49ers and the Dolphins guaranteeing a challenge, and games against the Jaguars and Steelers garnering plenty of questions, Lamar Jackson will need to prove himself in this final stretch to remain in contention for the award.