The Baltimore Ravens overturned a 19 point deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night, as quarterback Lamar Jackson cemented his place as one of the most dominant players in the NFL with a historic performance. Jackson threw for a career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns. In doing so, he became the first player in NFL history to pass for over 400 yards with a completion percentage of 85% in a single game.
Lamar Jackson ultimately accounted for 499 of Baltimore’s 523 yards of offense, as the Raven’s eventually ran out 31-25 winners in O/T. Head coach John Harbaugh was expressing his delight with the victory.
“That was exciting. Everybody get your money’s worth tonight?”John Harbaugh
The Ravens looked to be done when Jackson fumbled the ball near the goal line in the third quarter. However, after that error, Baltimore scored a touchdown on each of its final four possessions to force overtime. Jackson found tight-end Mark Andrews with two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, and Andrews was also the target for the two successful two-point conversions in the final quarter.
With 147 receiving yards and two touchdowns, Andrews set a new career-high, but his impressive performance came from some added motivation from above.
“My grandma passed this week and I wanted to play for her. I was sad I wasn’t able to be there for her, but she means a lot to me. Growing up, she lived like a block away. I’d ride to her house, and all of our family is praying for her. I was glad I was able to play for her.
She’s the biggest Ravens fan ever. She looked up every article y’all have ever written. I know she’s looking down on me watching, and I’m extremely blessed to have had her in my life.”Mark Andrews
The Baltimore Ravens may have missed out on an NFL record of 44 successive 100-yard rushing games. But Lamar Jackson found Marquise Brown for a five-yard touchdown on the first possession of overtime to complete the comeback win.
The Ravens move to 4-1 for the season. And take the outright lead of the AFC North after the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals suffered defeats on Sunday.