He led the Ravens to their first AFC North title in six seasons by winning six of seven starts.
As M&T Bank Stadium grew uneasy throughout the game, fans rang out boos and chanted for John Harbaugh to put Joe Flacco in the game. He had a disastrous start, fumbling twice on Baltimore's first two drives and struggling to push the ball downfield through the air, as well.
In the end, Harbaugh chose to stick with his rookie quarterback, but Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith took exception to the fans' reactions.
Baltimore finished with 90 yards rushing after averaging 229.6 with Jackson at the helm.
So, did Harbaugh make the right move? "I'm ticked off about that, definitely", Jackson said. There are a couple of reasons. Solid o-line play will allow Tom Brady to gain rhythm in the passing game and will help establish the run. We'll take a look at this one. Overall, Brady was sacked three times. For instance, with 1:47 left to play in Sunday's game, Melvin Gordon seemingly iced the game with an 11-yard run on third-and-6 that gave the Chargers a first down. The accuracy issues are certainly there.
"Listen, Philip Rivers, you don't even have to worry about him".
"I'd just rather have fun and be in a happy place", he said Monday. That includes the fumbled snap by Jackson. With the victor of this game heading to the AFC Championship, the stakes couldn't be higher. "I was more just a little pissed", Smith said.
With that in mind, both quarterbacks stressed each team must bring their a-game now more than ever.
After the game, Jackson's teammates came to his defense, expressing their displeasure with the Baltimore fanbase. "I'm the running back for the Chargers", Gordon said.
Once the other wild-card game kicked off in Dallas on Saturday, we knew that the Seahawks' offense would be going up against a juggernaut.