CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals received an education on elite quarterbacking from the Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson. It arrived just in time for the debut start of rookie Bengals’ quarterback Ryan Finley.
For Finley and his teammates, class started on the first play from scrimmage and continued through the final whistle as Jackson-led Baltimore steamrolled Cincinnati 49-13 on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.
An announced crowd of 49,918 attended.
Jackson went 15 of 17 throwing for three touchdowns and 223 yards before stepping aside for Robert Griffin III to finish the game. He posted a perfect passer rating (158.3) for the second time this season, becoming only the second quarterback—after Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2007—to reach the mark twice in the same season
Jackson also scored on a highlight-reel dash in the third quarter, leaving Bengals defenders strewn about the field on an electric 47-yard run.
Jackson hit Mark Andrews for two touchdown passes in the first half and found Marquise Brown for a third in the third quarter.
Brown (four receptions, 80 yards) caught a 49-yard bomb on the…