NFL: The Ravens work some overtime magic for the comeback win over the Colts
Baltimore, Maryland - The Baltimore Ravens matched up against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night in a thrilling end to Week Five in the NFL.
The Ravens mounted a comeback and needed some extra time to beat the Colts 31-25 for their fourth-straight win this season, leading the AFC North division.
On a night when most of the football world was focused on Las Vegas, this game was one not to miss, as the better team finally came around to finally pull out the win.
The Ravens spent much of the game trailing the Colts, who only had one win in four games coming into Monday night, not characteristic of a team that was riding a three-game winning streak.
The game was played tough by both teams as the Colts went into the half up 10-3 at halftime and they kept things up in the third to lead 22-9 after three quarters.
In the end, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (24) had to put his team on his back and lead them to a come-from-behind win. From the coin toss, the Ravens had full control in overtime.
Jackson led his offense down the field and scored the game-winning touchdown, throwing a five-yard pass to Marquise "Hollywood" Brown for the score.
The fourth quarter set the stage for a big comeback
Colts quarterback Carson Wentz played a great game, perhaps unexpectedly, considering his inconsistency ever since entering the league. He finished the night 25-for-35, 402 yards, and two touchdowns.
After another Colts field goal in the fourth quarter, Indy then led 25-9 before the Ravens finally got things together.
Baltimore went through the rest of the fourth with 16 unanswered points, capped off by a four-yard touchdown pass from Lamar Jackson to tight end Mark Andrews.
Jackson finished the game 37-for-43, with 442 yards and four touchdowns.
Andrews was Jackson’s favorite target, catching a game-high 11 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns.
Brown finished just behind Andrews with nine catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Next Sunday, the Ravens (4-1) host the Chargers (4-1) while the Colts (1-4) are also at home to take on the Texans (1-4).
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