Despite being heavily favored, the Baltimore Ravens (2-1) own missteps and costly turnovers marred their performance in a Week 3 overtime loss (22–19) to the visiting Indianapolis Colts (2-1) at M&T Bank Stadium.
Stepping in for the injured Anthony Richardson, Gardner Minshew completed 27 passes for 227 yards and recorded one passing touchdown. Lamar Jackson topped that mark with 303 yards from scrimmage rushing for a couple of touchdowns.
However, the Ravens' offense sputtered in overtime, gaining a mere 11 yards on two possessions after allowing the Colts to carry the game into OT following a bunch of nonsensical decisions.
Colts kicker Matt Gay made the most of his chance to make NFL history, scored a fourth 50+ yards field-goal, and handed Baltimore an L, their first this season. With that being said, here are some positives and negatives coming off Week 3.
Positive: Lamar Jackson can do it all (for the good)
Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson surely knows how to deal with the Colts, doesn't he?
The last time before Sunday both franchises met with Jackson in the pocket, Lamar tossed the rock 43 times completing 37 of those passes for a freaking 442 yards and four touchdowns. He rushed for 62 yards on 14 carries.
Yesterday, hosting the Colts in the Week 3 loss, Lamar completed 22-of-31 passes for 202 yards and he added 101 yards on the ground on 14 rushing attempts. Jackson finished with 303 yards from the scrimmage line all snaps combined and with two rushing touchdowns.
Lamar was perfect in the first half, going 7-for-7, and then added three more consecutive completions to that making it 10-for-10 to start the game.
He simply dominated Indianapolis to start the match and ended up with a more than solid outing in his third game under the guidance of new OC Todd Monken.