Ravens' Jackson: Sunday's game 'not about me and Mahomes'

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Sunday's matchup between the Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City Chiefs will give NFL fans another stellar quarterback battle of two former regular-season MVPs.

Lamar Jackson has yet to beat Patrick Mahomes after three meetings between them, but despite the possibility of ending that winless streak soon, the Ravens superstar isn't looking at the prime-time contest from an individual perspective.

"It's not about me and Mahomes," Jackson said Wednesday, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. "Not to me, probably to everyone else. But it's the Ravens versus the Kansas City Chiefs."

The Mahomes-led Chiefs have outscored Baltimore 94-72 in their previous three bouts, with the Kansas City passer strongly outplaying his rival in those games:

QB Comp.% Yds per game TD passes INT Rush Yds Rush TD
Mahomes 70.45 378.7 9 1 32 1
Jackson 52.6 170.3 3 0 196 1

"They did beat us three times or whatever, but that's in the past," Jackson added. "I'm not dwelling on those losses. We're coming in Sunday night, and we're going to play."

The Chiefs and Ravens have been two of the league's most successful regular-season teams since Mahomes and Jackson entered the NFL in 2017 and 2018, respectively. The two signal-callers have also each won an MVP award in their sophomore seasons.

However, while Mahomes has already been able to win one title in two Super Bowl appearances with Kansas City, Jackson has yet to lead Baltimore past the divisional round.

Last year, Jackson said the Chiefs are the Ravens' "kryptonite" following Kansas City's 34-20 victory over Baltimore. The 24-year-old is 30-5 against the rest of the league.

To win his first against Mahomes, Jackson will have to do something that no other quarterback has done: the Chiefs quarterback remains unbeaten in 11 games in September since the Chiefs drafted him 10th overall.

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