Ravens QB Jackson now MVP favorite in Vegas

Lamar Jackson's latest jaw-dropping performance did more than just extend Baltimore's winning streak to six and move the Ravens closer to a first-round playoff bye.

It also made Jackson the odds-on favorite to win NFL MVP for the first time this season.

According ESPN, Caesars Sportsbook in Las Vegas has Jackson at +140 (or 7-5 odds), followed by Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson at +200 (2-1).

From there, the field -- with the top six all quarterbacks -- takes a sharp drop with Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers third at +900 (9-1), followed by Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes (+1000, 10-1), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins (+1500, 15-1) and Houston's Deshaun Watson (+2000, 20-1).

DraftKings has similar numbers, with Jackson in the lead at +170 (17-10) and Wilson at +200. Rodgers (+900), Watson (+900) and Mahomes (+1200) round out the top five there. A pair of running backs -- Carolina's Christian McCaffrey and the Vikings' Dalvin Cook -- come in better than 30-1 at +2000 and +2500, respectively, at DraftKings.

The Ravens thrashed the Texans on Sunday, 41-7, in what was supposed to be a matchup of Super Bowl contenders with similarly dynamic quarterbacks in Jackson and Watson. Instead, Jackson threw for 222 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 86 yards on the ground.

Watson, on the other hand, threw for 169 yards with no scores and an interception, and the Texans didn't get on the board until they were down 34-0 halfway through the fourth quarter.

The win moved the Ravens to 8-2 while dropping the Texans to 6-4 and into a first-place tie with Indianapolis in the AFC South.

Jackson opened the NFL regular season at 100-1 to win the award, even odds with Chicago outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott at Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

--Field Level Media

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