Ravens’ offense turns it on late to win in Indianapolis

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The Ravens’ offense struggled through most of today’s game with the Colts, but they made plays when it mattered most.

Lamar Jackson had 170 yards passing and 58 yards rushing, scoring a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter, to earn a hard-fought 24-10 win at Indianapolis.

Colts linebacker Darius Leonard was excellent in a losing cause, and a big reason the Ravens’ running backs couldn’t get anything going all game. Other than Jackson, the Ravens ran just 52 yards on 25 carries.

But the Colts’ offense couldn’t do anything. Philip Rivers completed short passes almost exclusively, and the Colts’ running backs couldn’t find any holes. It was an impressive display from the Ravens’ defense.

The win improves Baltimore to 6-2, and allows them to retain some hope of catching the Steelers in the AFC North. The Colts drop to 5-3 and a game behind the Titans in the AFC South.

10 responses to “Ravens’ offense turns it on late to win in Indianapolis

  1. The colts didn’t play well in the second half but that call on the marcus peters interception was horrible. In what world was that a catch?

  2. Bill Polian be damned. That’s gotta sting to have a quarterback you said “shouldn’t play the position” beat the team you were the general manager for at home when they were previously undefeated against the Ravens at RCA. Even in retirement, that’s gotta leave a sour taste in the mouth. Those betrayed by the Mayflower got some revenge. Ravens have a 20 game winning streak on the road, have surpassed the 2012-2014 Broncos for most games with 20+ points, and Lamar tied Dan Marino for best record in the first 30 career games.

  3. Umm, the offense “turned it on?” Another whopping 260 yards of TOTAL offense? 170 yds throwing.
    I don’t know why the delusion is so deep with the media and Ravens fans, but Lamar is a bad QB and their offense stinks. How many games of pathetic offense do you need?
    Yes, he is a good runner and excellent athlete. But this offense ain’t going anywhere in the playoffs. Lamar is going in reverse, fast.
    Please stop talking about last year.

  4. The Colts are overrated.

    Eagles fans crying for Frank Reich need to watch a few of his games. His play calling is totally lacking in creativity.

  5. The Ravens offense came out in the second half and looked better than they have for most of the season. Granted the turnover negated that. But the D got it back and the offense didn’t make the same mistake again. Let’s continue to build off that momentum.

  6. As a Ravens fan, I’m glad the Ravens are having to scrape and claw to win this year. I feel last year they fell in love with themselves listening to everyone tell them how great they were. The defense played amazing despite missing their starting linebacker Fort, and 2 pro bowlers in Campbell and Humphrey. Their CBs consisted of Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith, the Garbage Man, and my Grandmother. The offense was horrible in the first half. Give the OC and Lamar credit for the adjustments in the second half. They came out and went up tempo. They abandoned the run that the Colts were selling out to stop, and started throwing it to soften up the D. That was the difference in the game. Lamar was 10/10 in the second half for 119 yds. If he can get consistent throwing this offense will be unstoppable.

  7. Lamar got hot and threw for 119 yards in the 2nd half.
    That says it all.
    260 total yards of offense will win you zero playoff games. Lamar can’t make a throw longer than 8 yards to anyone who isn’t wide open.
    But hey, he’s the best! MVP! Good luck.

  8. LamarIsAGoodRunningBack says:
    November 8, 2020 at 8:38 pm
    Lamar got hot and threw for 119 yards in the 2nd half.
    That says it all.
    260 total yards of offense will win you zero playoff games. Lamar can’t make a throw longer than 8 yards to anyone who isn’t wide open.
    But hey, he’s the best! MVP! Good luck.

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    What does it matter how many yards he threw for? If you watched the game you’ll know that the Ravens started the second half with a pass heavy drive that took them right down the field. Once they established the fact that they could move the ball through the air they went to a great mix of run and pass and it was all over at that point. This is the exact formula the Ravens need to win in the playoffs.

  9. Ravens are 25-7 with Lamar Jackson as the starting QB. All the comments about him being a RB, not being a QB, and teams having “figured him out” are pointless and really show a lack of understanding sports in general. As Herm Edwards once said, “you play to win the game”. Go watch figure skating if you don’t get it.

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