7 crazy stats as Lamar Jackson leads Ravens comeback over Colts on ‘Monday Night Football’
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The Ravens (4-1) and Colts (1-4) put on an incredible show in their “Monday Night Football” matchup, with Lamar Jackson leading Baltimore back from a sluggish start — and a 16-point fourth-quarter deficit — to beat Indianapolis 31-25 in overtime.
The game featured several outstanding performances, not only from Jackson (37-of-43 passing, 442 yards, four touchdowns) and Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (25-of-35 passing, 402 yards, two touchdowns) but also Mark Andrews. The Ravens tight end had a breakout game, catching 11 passes for 147 yards and his first two receiving scores of the season. Both touchdowns came during the Ravens’ comeback bid. Not only that, he also made two catches to convert 2-point attempts.
There was more to Monday’s showdown than just insane individual performances. It also featured broken streaks and something that hasn’t occurred in three seasons.
With that, here are seven crazy stats from the Ravens’ “Monday Night Football” comeback victory over the Colts:
Jackson’s passing yards against the Colts smashed his previous high of 324 yards, set on Sept. 8, 2019, against the Dolphins. Here’s a little more context to how impressive Jackson’s new passing mark is: He had 335 passing yards in the second half and OT to obliterate his previous mark. He had 107 passing yards at the half.
Apart from the passing yards, 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 for more than 400 yards. Per ESPN Stats & Info, that’s also a record for quarterbacks who have thrown 40-plus passes in a game. Add to that his four passing touchdowns, and Jackson had one of the greatest single-game passing performances in NFL history.
Jackson did it in more ways than one against the Colts: He also had 62 rushing yards on the night. Why does that matter? Because that gave him 504 yards of total offense for the game. According to Pro Football Reference, that ties him with quarterbacks Drew Brees, Jake Plummer and Matt Schaub for 13th-most all time in a single outing.
Jackson wasn’t the only quarterback with a good night Monday. His Colts counterpart, Carson Wentz, completed 25 of 35 passes for 402 yards and two scores. Jackson and Wentz combined for 844 yards and six touchdowns passing, with zero interceptions. Per ProFootballTalk, they are the first quarterbacks in three seasons to both throw for 400-plus yards in a single game.
Coincidentally, the last pair to do that — Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (478) and the LA Rams’ Jared Goff (413) in 2018 — also accomplished the feat on “Monday Night Football.” That game resulted in a 54-51 victory for the Rams.
Prior to Monday, the Colts boasted a 120-0 record when leading by 16 points in the fourth quarter since 1984. But Baltimore scored two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions to the game 25-25 and sending it to overtime. The Colts never got a chance to extend that streak as Jackson marched Baltimore downfield and won the game with his fourth touchdown pass of the night.
Lost in the Ravens’ overtime victory: their NFL-record 43-game streak of rushing for 100 yards or more. Baltimore finished with 86 yards on the ground. The Ravens will have to settle for being tied with the Steelers for the NFL’s longest such streak. Pittsburgh’s streak lasted from 1974-77. The Ravens’ streak began in 2018.
Somehow, we don’t think they mind.
That’s how many wins Jackson now has credited to him as a quarterback. He tied former Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino for the NFL record for most QB wins before age 25. Jackson will turn 25 on Jan. 7.