Ravens rally to beat Colts 31-25 in OT
Tuesday, October 12, 2021

(BALTIMORE) - Even more than usual, the Baltimore Ravens needed Lamar Jackson to do pretty much everything as they tried to climb out of a second-half hole. Jackson threw a 5 yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown on the first possession of overtime to give the Ravens a 31-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night. The Baltimore quarterback threw for a career-high 442 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of short TD passes to Mark Andrews in the fourth quarter as the Ravens rallied from a 25-9 deficit. Andrews also caught the two 2-point conversions during that furious comeback. Jackson went 37 of 43 without an interception. He also ran for 62 yards. If you subtract the 5 yards Jackson lost when sacked, he accounted for 499 of Baltimore's 523 net yards on the night. The Ravens had to withstand a 47-yard field goal attempt by Rodrigo Blankenship on the final play of regulation, but the Indianapolis kicker missed, sending the teams to overtime. After a fumble near the goal line in the third quarter, Baltimore scored a touchdown on each of its final four possessions. The Indianapolis kicking game was a big reason the game got to overtime. Blankenship, who hurt a hip in warmups, missed an extra point in the third quarter. With the Colts up 25-17, he had a 37-yard kick blocked by Calais Campbell with 4:29 remaining, giving the Ravens a chance to tie the game. The Colts (1-4) made it back into field goal range, with the help of an unnecessary roughness penalty on Baltimore's Tavon Young with 13 seconds left, but Blankenship's kick sailed wide left. Carson Wentz threw for a career-high of his own, 402 yards and two touchdowns. Jonathan Taylor scored on a 76 yard swing pass early in the first quarter, then added a rushing touchdown in the third as the Colts took a 22-3 lead. With the win, the Ravens (4-1) took over sole possession of first place in the AFC North after Cleveland and Cincinnati lost Sunday.