Monday Night Football: Ravens rally from 19 points down to beat Colts 31-25 in overtime

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Lamar Jackson threw for a career-high 437 yards and three touchdowns to help lead the Baltimore Ravens out of a 19-point second half deficit to steal away a 31-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.

Jackson led the Ravens on a 10-play drive in overtime that was capped by a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jackson to Marquise Brown to give the Ravens the victory.

Baltimore was in a 22-3 hole just 18 minutes left in the game. They were own 25-9 with 12 minutes remaining.

The Ravens were unable to find the endzone until the final minute of the third quarter.

The Colts held a 10-3 lead at halftime behind Jonathan Taylor‘s first quarter touchdown. Rigoberto Sanchez, the Colts punter, had missed a 42-yard field goal try with three seconds left in the half as Rodrigo Blankenship was seemingly unavailable for kicking duties. However, Marlon Humphrey jumped offsides on the play to give the Colts a second kick. Blankenship then entered the game to convert a 37-yard try to take the seven-point lead into the break.

Carson Wentz connected with Michael Pittman Jr. on the Colts’ opening drive of the second half as the Colts took a 16-3 advantage after a missed extra point from Blankenship.

Then things started to get wild.

After Jackson completed a 19-yard pass to Devin Duvernay down to the Colts 1-yard line, Jackson fumbled on a run on the very next play to turn the ball back over to the Colts. Jackson lost control at the Colts 2-yard line as Julian Blackmon made the tackle and helped force the ball loose. Darius Leonard scooped up the loose ball and returned it 22 yards before lateraling to Isaiah Rodgers, who took the ball the remaining 75 yards for a touchdown.

But upon replay review, the toss from Leonard to Rodgers was deemed to have been a forward pass, which negated the score and gave the Colts possession at their own 19-yard line instead.

The Colts would get the touchdown eventually anyway.

Wentz hit Pittman for 21 yards and Taylor got loose for 19 yards and 13 yards on consecutive plays. Mo Alie-Cox caught a 24-yard pass from Wentz and Taylor capped off the drive with a 4-yard touchdown as the Colts grabbed a 22-3 lead.

A two-point attempt was unsuccessful with Chuck Clark intercepting Wentz on the try.

The Ravens offense then got rolling. Jackson connected with Brown on a 43-yard touchdown to close the gap to 22-9 after a missed two-point try of their own.

A 43-yard Blankenship field goal made a 25-9 Colts lead with 12 minutes left to play. Baltimore needed just six plays to go 78 yards before Jackson found Mark Andrews for a 5-yard touchdown. The pair would connect on the two-point try to cut the Colts lead to 25-17 with 9:38 left.

Blankenship had a 37-yard field goal try blocked by Calais Campbell with 4:37 left to play to keep the Colts lead at eight and give the Ravens a chance to tie. Eleven plays later, Jackson and Andrews connected again on a 4-yard touchdown and another two-point conversion to tie the game at 25-25 with 39 seconds left.

A holding penalty on Matt Pryor had seemingly thwarted Indianapolis’ chances to win the game in regulation. However, Tavon Young was called for an unnecessary roughness penalty to move the Colts back across midfield. Wentz hit Zach Pascal for 15 yards to the Ravens 30-yard line and Wentz ran a quarterback sneak for two more yards to set up a 47-yard try on the final play of regulation. The kick would sail wide left as the game headed to overtime.

Blankenship had been dealing with a hip injury throughout the game that was revealed on the broadcast. He missed an extra point and field goal and had a field goal try blocked on the night.

The Ravens streak of consecutive games with 100 yards rushing came to an end at 43 games as they managed just 86 rushing yards on the night.

Wentz also threw for a career-high 402 yards in the loss to the Ravens. It was his best performance in a game since late in the 2019 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. It was the first time since Dec. 22, 2019 against the Dallas Cowboys that Wentz posted a passer rating of over 100. Wentz’s passer rating against Baltimore was 128.5.

Taylor was a big part of the effort for the Colts as well. Taylor took his first first touch of the night 76 yards for a touchdown on a screen pass from Wentz on third-and-15. Taylor finished the night with 169 total scrimmage yards and 116 yards receiving.

The game was the first time both quarterback have throw for 400 yards in a game since Jared Goff of the Los Angeles Rams and Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs squared off in a 54-51 Rams win in 2018.

62 responses to “Monday Night Football: Ravens rally from 19 points down to beat Colts 31-25 in overtime

  1. Lamar is box office. He made mistakes. He balled. He owes Campbell a gift.

    Felt sorry for Reich, looked sad in the end. Football is beautiful and cruel.

    With so many rule changes helping offence, time NFL allowed OT to be played for full 10 mins and let both teams have ball regardless who gets TD first.

  2. What a massive choke by the Colts kicker. Ravens should be 2-3 after this Colts mess & needed a massive FG to beat the lowly Lions.

  3. Massive choke job by the Colts, to say the least. Missed PAT, blocked field goal, and for some reason just ignoring Mark Andrews for the entire game. Kudos to Lamar for hanging in there and throwing the ball tonight. Give credit where it’s due. He made throws when he had to. He more than made up for his fumble and the miss to Brown early in the game for an easy TD. Well done!

  4. Why wasn’t the last fumble by Jackson not reviewed? Inside if 2 minutes…. Sure he was laying in the ground diving forward but if Leonard hit the ball and no body part, it’s a fumble. Not saying that’s what happened, but it looked that way. Definitely worth a review. It was like they let them run a hurry up offense, despite the rule…

  5. Ravens only played one half of a game tonight. Lamar showed everyone he is a force to be reckoned with. The defense gave up way too many yards but didn’t break. Wentz put on a show. Thank goodness for Shankenship.

  6. Haters be like: “Lamar can’t throw. Lamar can’t amount a comeback. Blah, blah, blah.” Some of y’all’s hate will never be quenched. Go ravens!!!

  7. Ravens did NOT live up to the hype… Struggled to beat a 1 win team.. I see why many of their fans are down on their QB… talk about something being over-rated, a great example!

  8. The Colts should have won, but they got conservative on offense and played a soft defense. This loss is on the coach.

  9. I don’t know what to make of these Ravens. Their record is good, but they could just as easily be 1-4 right now. We’ll know a lot more once they actually play some good teams for a change. The Chargers and Bengals coming up will help clear things up.

  10. Say it with me everyone – LAMAR CANT THROW! He’s a running back. And he certainly can’t come back after he’s down two scores.

  11. Just here for the Lamar haters highest competition% in NFL history with 400+ passing yards and somebody still saying he can’t throw lmao

  12. I was at the game. It was epic. The Ravens did everything they could to get the rushing record early,and the Colts refused to budge. When the Ravens went up tempo and spread the Colts out they carved them up. Jackson played nearly flawlessly. The refs kept the Colts close with 2 brutal penalties late. The roughing the passer especially was terrible.

    If Reich knew Blankenship was hurt,why keep sending him out?

  13. Too bad Lamar can’t do this in the playoffs. As for the Colts, get rid of that skinny little nerd you call a kicker.

  14. Good thing Reich has a Ministry degree so he’ll have a fallback when Colts dump him in favour of Matt Patricia.

  15. Is it time for teams to start considering a 2nd kicker on their roster? If it’s true that Blankenship was injured and it was affecting his ability to make these kicks then wouldn’t it help to have another qualified kicker come in for them? Or even if the #1 is just having an off day and you need someone to relieve them. There were 26 (!) missed field goals or XPs this weekend. And in some of these games, these missed kicks affected the outcome of the game. They could ultimately be the determining factor in whether or not some teams make the postseason. Just seems too important to not have a better insurance policy.

  16. Yet another great game by Lamar and yet another record, highest completion percentage–86%, when passing over 400 yards. Records don’t win you championships, but they’re nice little nuggets along the way. Oh and, pretty darn good for a running back. Haters, you have the floor…

  17. Can’t wait to see Herbert light up these clowns next week. And I’m sure we will see Mr Regular Season Jackson giving up the ball inside the 5 yd line, once again.

  18. Tonight on national TV Lamar went 36/43 for 442 yards, 4 TD’s, and is just 24yrs old. He also has the most wins (38 and counting) for any QB before the age of 25. He’s going to get paid.

  19. I hate the Ravens.

    But how can you not be entertained by this guy? Lamar with 83% completion percentage and 442 passing yards and 62 rushing yards.

    500 yards from one guy. Those are crazy MVP numbers!

  20. Colts losing despite the refs trying to bail them out with bs calls sounds about right. Lamar is tougher than most running qbs by far. Thicker skin and more accurate throwing. As much as I despise the Ravens they are a resilient team that will likely make a deep run.

  21. I can only imagine what it must be like to be a Steelers’ fan tonight. Full of absolute joy for three hours only to see their world come crashing down around them.

  22. Also, Doyle should have been ejected for shoving Tavon Young’s head in the ground and then pulling an Oscar worthy flop. Bad things happen to cheap shot teams.

  23. Just another lucky Ravens win against a mediocre team that’ll be sold off as Lamar brilliance. They’re peaking too early. It won’t last through Jan/Feb. They already won their SB by beating a lackluster Chiefs team when it didn’t matter, and tying an absolutely irrelevant record.

  24. The biggest play of the game or should I say the dumbest play was the Colts going for 2 point conversion instead of being up by 20 points they got greedy and wanted a 21 point lead but settled for a 19 point lead.

  25. Ravens are winning…..but the wins are from a couple of underachieving teams. If you want to crown them now go Aegean but I’ll wait till the season is completel

  26. RandallCunninghamWasARealQB said:

    I don’t know what to make of these Ravens. Their record is good, but they could just as easily be 1-4 right now.

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    I’ve never understood this argument. The Bears could be 0-5 instead of 2-3. Tampa could be 2-3 instead of 4-1. The Chargers could be 2-3 instead of 4-1.

    The line between being on top of the league and much closer to the bottom is dependent on stuff like how the football bounces, whether a kicker can make a clutch FG, or some dropped passes. This happens every year in the NFL. It doesn’t change the fact that the Ravens are 4-1 and won those close games.

  27. I was amazed at how many times the Ravens oline held and blocked in the back with no penalty flags, I’m no Colt fan but it was comical to me.
    The refs must be to busy watching Lamar run around to throw their flags, unbelievable.

  28. tyelee says:
    October 11, 2021 at 11:48 pm
    Ravens did NOT live up to the hype… Struggled to beat a 1 win team.. I see why many of their fans are down on their QB… talk about something being over-rated, a great example!

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    Why someone would admit that they either didn’t watch the game, didn’t read the article and/or has no understanding of the game of football is baffling.

    400+ yards passing, no INTs, 4 clutch TDs, 3 straight 70+ yard drives in the 4th qtr and OT and oh yeah, 50 yards rushing and the W.

    PS- Literally no Ravens fans are down on Lamar Jackson today. Wake up, fool, reality is happening while you complain.

  29. Wentz looked like an actual NFL QB last night. If the Ravens stay true to their M.O. is they will come out flat and get pasted VS the Chargers next week.

  30. Lamar, you’re a special kid that’s gonna make a lot of money playing football. Hire an agent and forget about it. 98% of 50 million guaranteed is a lot better than a big bag of nothing.

  31. LaMagnificent. Another brilliant effort and record from a future hall of fame QB. The fact that people call a QB with multiple playoff appearances and a playoff victory at the age of 25 a choke artist is more than comical. Haters hate it but they’ll be seeing Lamar run and throw circles around their defenses for the next decade.

  32. Crow – the menu today is a nice steaming pile of crow! Where are all the haters – same song and dance every year but this time you cannot even muster to type it. He’s a running back, he can’t throw, he’s not a quarterback, he’s going to get hurt running, he can’t come back from behind…hello mcfly??? Everything was answered tonight to the tune of highest completion percentage 86%, when passing over 400 yards. Soak it up gentlemen! What a quarterback! Cheers!

  33. Hopefully the Steelers popped some bubbly, with their rushing record still intact………..

  34. I was disappointed in the Colts not going all in for the win. Lesson to why you play for touchdowns, not set up for field goals. That will always get you beat! Especially with how awful kicking has been this year. Gladiators and world-class athletes are battling it out all game long, only for a five-foot-seven 150lb idiot kicker to come in and lose it for you!

  35. grant35 says:
    October 12, 2021 at 12:09 am

    Can’t wait to see Herbert light up these clowns next week. And I’m sure we will see Mr Regular Season Jackson giving up the ball inside the 5 yd line, once again.
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    Lamar carries the ball so much, fumbles are going happen and it’s the type of thing he can clean up, just like his passing lol. We will see about Mr. Herbert. He hasn’t been on too many big stages. That’s a whole different animal and he is not playing the Browns this time.

  36. Lamar Jackson remains the best QB of his draft class. He is carrying the Ravens team full of injuries.

  37. Ravens fans, enjoy the win and a great performance by Lamar against another bad team. You love to pound the table when Lamar plays well in the regular season and pads his stats against weak defenses. Just look at your comments after this game. But just like Groundhog Day, when the playoffs come around, and Lamar exposes himself yet again as a bad QB who can’t throw when it counts while turning the ball over… where are you then? Oh yeah, I forgot, it’s everyone else’s fault but your hero Lamar in the playoffs. Ain’t it funny how you beat your chests about Lamar when he plays well against a 1-4 team in the regular season but when he costs you another playoff game when the pressure is on, you blame everyone else?

  38. So Herbert hasn’t been on big stages? He just beat the Chiefs & Raiders on consecutive wks, and do you think you may be underestimating the Browns just a little?

  39. Watching this game tape also shows you why the Colts are 1-4. Holy cow, their defense was awful in the 2nd half. Lamar has one guy he can consistently throw to: Mark Andrews. Shut him down and Lamar loses. Playoff loss to the Bills: Andrews had 4 receptions/ 28 yards. Playoff loss to the Titans: Andrews had 4 receptions/ 39 yards. Playoff loss to the Chargers: Andrews had 3 receptions/ 31 yards. Need more evidence? Loss to a very bad Patriots team last season: Andrews had 7 receptions for 61 yards– clearly Belichick knows the defensive game plan. This year’s loss to the Raiders: Andrews had 3 receptions for 20 yards. It’s glaringly obvious that Andrews is Lamar’s safety blanket. It’s not easy to take Andrews out, because he’s a good player, but any good team that does it will beat the Ravens because when it counts and his favorite TE isn’t open, Lamar panics and turns it over.

  40. Let’s see:

    Lamar is 5th in the NFL in passing
    Lamar is 8th in the league in rushing
    Lamar’s team has 15+ on IR, the most in the NFL.
    Lamar’s missing 4 of 5 starting OL, 3 starting RBs, 1 starting WR w/ another getting injured in the 1st half yesterday, a starting Safety, starting CB, starting ILB, and blocking TE just to name a few.
    Lamar’s defense is ranked 25th
    Lamar has been pressured on 35.2% of his drop backs, that’s 5th most in the NFL.

    You put any other QB in this situation and I guarantee you they aren’t doing what Lamar is right now. Mahomes lost 2 tackles and the world spoon-fed him excuses for months. No, Lamar is not the best pure QB in the NFL, Rodgers, Brady, Mahomes, and Wilson are better, but he is by far the best player in the NFL. Go find me one QB that could put up these numbers with half their starters missing, under the pressure Lamar is constantly under, while also playing left hand with no running game outside of what he can get. Just take away Diggs from Josh Allen and let’s see how he does. The fact that he has this team 4 and 1 gives him the MVP for me. I honestly did not see this coming. Props to Lamar for literally carrying this team.

  41. RandallCunninghamWasARealQB says:
    October 12, 2021 at 12:31 pm
    Lamar has one guy he can consistently throw to: Mark Andrews. Shut him down and Lamar loses. Playoff loss to the Bills: Andrews had 4 receptions/ 28 yards. Playoff loss to the Titans: Andrews had 4 receptions/ 39 yards. Playoff loss to the Chargers: Andrews had 3 receptions/ 31 yards. Need more evidence? Loss to a very bad Patriots team last season: Andrews had 7 receptions for 61 yards– clearly Belichick knows the defensive game plan. This year’s loss to the Raiders: Andrews had 3 receptions for 20 yards. It’s glaringly obvious that Andrews is Lamar’s safety blanket. It’s not easy to take Andrews out, because he’s a good player, but any good team that does it will beat the Ravens because when it counts and his favorite TE isn’t open, Lamar panics and turns it over.
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    So here’s a clear example of someone who doesn’t watch the Ravens but likes to google and cherry pick stats to discredit Lamar. Why didn’t you list the bad games Andrews had where the Ravens still won? Before last night, Andrews had 0 TD catches and had only lead the team in receptions one game, and if Hollywood wouldn’t have dropped 4 passes in that game, Andrews wouldn’t have that. Hollywood Brown has been Lamar’s #1 Target this year. The Colts knew that and tried to adjust which helped Andrews break open. Is Andrews a “security blanket” for Lamar? Absolutely. Just like so many players are for QBs all around the league. Take away Kelce from Mahomes, Diggs from Allen, Hopkins from Murray, etc. The difference is Lamar has never had another pass catcher that he could rely on when teams take away Andrews. Hollywood spent all offseason working on his route running so he could shed this 9 route tag that’s been on him. It worked. He’s putting defenses in tough predicaments now that he can run every route on the route tree. Add that to Watkins, Duvernay, and Proche, plus Lamar continuing to improve his accuracy consistency, and you’ve got an offense is becoming dangerous despite all the injuries and the run game not being as dominant as it has been. I haven’t even mentioned 1st round pick Rashod Bateman coming off injured reserve. I think if you check all your stats, you’ll see that Lamar is spreading the ball around more than he ever has.

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