The Ravens (4-1) and Colts (1-4) put on an incredible show in their “Monday Night Football” game, with Lamar Jackson leading Baltimore after a slow start – and a 16-point deficit in the fourth. quarter – to beat Indianapolis 31-25 in overtime.
The game featured several outstanding performances, not only from Jackson (37 of 43 passes, 442 yards, four touchdowns) and Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (25 of 35 passes, 402 yards, two touchdowns) but also Mark Andrews. . The Ravens tight end enjoyed a breakout game, catching 11 passes for 147 yards and his first two scores of the season. Both touchdowns came during the Ravens’ comeback offer. Not only that, he also made two catches to convert 2 point attempts.
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There was more to Monday’s showdown than just insane individual performances. It also featured broken streaks and something that hadn’t happened in three seasons.
With that, here are seven crazy stats for the Ravens’ comeback “Monday Night Football” victory over the Colts:
Jackson’s passing yards against the Colts shattered his previous record of 324 yards, set on September 8, 2019 against the Dolphins. Here’s a little more context on how impressive Jackson’s new passing mark is: he had 335 passing yards. in the second half and in overtime to erase its previous mark. He had 107 passing yards at halftime.
Passing yards aside, Jackson completed 86 percent of his passes, becoming the first NFL quarterback in history to complete at least 85 percent of his throws while throwing over 400 yards. . Through ESPN Statistics and Information, it’s also a record for quarterbacks who threw more than 40 passes in a game. Add to that his four touchdown passes and Jackson had one of the greatest single-game passing performances in NFL history.
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Jackson did it in more than one way against the Colts: he also had 62 rushing yards overnight. Why is this important? Because that gave him 504 total attacking yards for the game. According to Pro Football Reference, this ties him to quarterbacks Drew Brees, Jake Plummer and Matt Schaub for 13th place all-time in one outing.
Jackson wasn’t the only quarterback with a good night’s sleep Monday. His Colts counterpart, Carson Wentz, completed 25 of 35 passes for 402 yards and two scores. Jackson and Wentz had 844 yards and six touchdowns, without any interceptions. Through ProFootballTalk, they’re the first quarterbacks in three seasons to throw for over 400 yards in a single game.
Coincidentally, the latest pair to do so – Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (478) and LA Rams’ Jared Goff (413) in 2018 – also accomplished the feat on “Monday Night Football.” That game ended in a 54-51 victory for the Rams.
Before Monday, the Colts were 120-0 when they led 16 points in the fourth quarter since 1984. But Baltimore scored two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions in the game 25-25 and sent him into overtime. The Colts never had a chance to extend that streak as Jackson marched to Baltimore and won the game with his fourth touchdown pass of the night.
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Lost in the Ravens’ overtime win: their streak of 43 straight games with an NFL record for 100 yards or more. Baltimore finished with 86 rushing yards. The Ravens will have to settle for being tied with the Steelers for the longest streak of this kind in the NFL. The Pittsburgh streak lasted from 1974 to 1977. The Ravens’ streak began in 2018.
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In a way, we don’t think they care.
That’s the number of wins Jackson has now credited him as a quarterback. He equaled former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino for the NFL record for most QB wins before the age of 25. Jackson will be 25 on January 7.