Jackson lifts Ravens past Colts, 24-10
Lamar Jackson had 228 yards of total offense and a rushing touchdown and Gus Edwards ran for another score to lead the visiting Baltimore Ravens to a 24-10 victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday afternoon.
Baltimore (6-2) became the first team to defeat the Colts (5-3) at Lucas Oil Stadium this season despite being outgained 339-266.
The Ravens outscored the Colts 17-0 in the second half. Edwards gave Baltimore a 14-10 lead with a 1-yard touchdown run with 5:43 remaining in the third quarter. Jackson padded the lead with 11:08 remaining in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 9-yard run.
Baltimore, which boasts the top rushing attack in the NFL, did just enough on the ground against Indianapolis, which entered Sunday with the No. 2 rushing defense in the league. Jackson’s touchdown capped a 14-play, 75-yard drive that swallowed 8:23 of clock time.
Justin Tucker closed the scoring with a 48-yard field goal with 2:08 to go.
Jackson rebounded from a four-turnover game in a home loss to Pittsburgh last week, going 19-for-23 passing for 170 yards while rushing 13 times for 58 yards and a score. J.K. Dobbins ran for 30 yards while Nick Boyle had four receptions for 46 yards.
Philip Rivers was 25-for-43 passing for 227 yards and an interception for the Colts, who fell one game behind Tennessee for the AFC South lead. Jordan Wilkins led the Colts’ ground game with 11 rushes for 39 yards, while Michael Pittman had four receptions for 56 yards.
Indianapolis opened the scoring with 5:33 to play in the first quarter, as Jonathan Taylor, who had been contending with an ankle injury, ran for a 1-yard touchdown to cap an eight-play, 65-yard drive.
The Ravens needed little time to tie the game, scoring just more than four minutes later on a 65-yard fumble return by Chuck Clark.
Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship drilled a 43-yard field goal with 45 seconds left in the second quarter to give Indianapolis a 10-7 lead entering halftime.
The Ravens’ Calais Campbell left the game with a calf injury.
–Field Level Media