For the second time in three weeks, the Baltimore Ravens had a chance for a statement win against a quality opponent Sunday. For the second time in three weeks, quarterback Lamar Jackson helped stake Baltimore to a big lead, with the Ravens jumping out to a 20-3 advantage over the Buffalo Bills.

And for the second time in three weeks, the Ravens couldn't seal the deal, with the Bills scoring the game's last 20 points to emerge with a three-point victory.

There were multiple reasons why the Ravens collapsed Sunday at home and two weeks ago in Miami.

Jackson isn't completely free of blame, but if Baltimore continues to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, the team risks wasting another great season from their MVP quarterback. And given the gargantuan payday that Jackson will receive in the coming offseason, it could prove to be a wildly expensive mistake.

Over the first three games of the 2022 season, Jackson played as well as any quarterback in the league. He completed 63.6 percent of his passes, tossed 10 touchdowns against just two interceptions, averaged a career-high 8.5 yards per attempt and posted a passer rating of 119.0, which is almost six points higher than his MVP season of 2019.

Oh, and Jackson carried the ball 26 times for 243 yards and two scores, averaging a ridiculous 9.3 yards per attempt. Entering Week 4, Jackson was tied for fifth in the league—in rushing.

He had as many yards on the ground as Christian McCaffrey of the Panthers and more than Derrick Henry of the Titans, Joe Mixon of the Bengals and Aaron Jones of the Packers.