The Ravens were overwhelming favorites but outsmarted themselves and had costly turnovers in a 22-19 loss to the Colts at M&T Bank Stadium.
Baltimore had multiple chances to win the game before overtime and had legendary kicker Justin Tucker fall just short on a potential game-winning 61-yard field goal attempt at the end of regulation.
The Ravens offense stalled in the overtime period, gaining just 11 yards on two conservative overtime possessions, and went for it on fourth-down in their territory with more than enough time on the clock.
Baltimore turned the ball over on downs after a non-pass interference call on rookie Zay Flowers on fourth-and-3 with 3:25 to go.
Colts kicker Matt Gay outplayed Justin Tucker, setting an NFL record with four field goals of 50-plus yards, including the 53-yard game-winner.
With the Ravens set to start preparation on the Browns, here’s an instant analysis of the loss.
Kyle Hamilton's dominant performance
Hamilton was dominant on the day, logging 9 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, 1 pass defended and 3 quarterback hits.
Ravens retooled rushing attack
With J.K. Dobbins, Justice Hill and Keaton Mitchell all out, the Ravens still had a stout rushing attack, led by quarterback Lamar Jackson who picked up the slack with 14 big rushes for over 100 yards.
Gus Edwards had 11 carries for 52 yards before exiting, while Melvin Gordon had 10 carries for 32 yards.
Todd Monken spreading things out
LAMAR HAS ANOTHER.
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2023
It happened more than once on Sunday, and the Ravens first year offensive coordinator tallied 364 total yards on an ugly afternoon.
Empty backfield on 3rd-and-1, Lamar Jackson keeps it himself and scores on an 11-yard TD run. Ravens got their run game going on that 10-play, 81-yard drive.
They lead the Colts, 14-13, with 13 seconds left in 3rd quarter.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 24, 2023
Lamar Jackson dynamic
Jackson was 22 of 31 passing, for 202 yards and an 88 QBR. On the ground, Jackson led all Ravens ball carriers with 14 carries, for 101 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.
Queen was second on the Ravens with 10 tackles on the afternoon as he continues to improve playing alongside Roquan Smith.
The talented middle linebacker had 13 tackles, one half a sack, one QB hit and one pass defended on the day.
Ravens defense scores on a safety
The Baltimore defense tried to put things away, forcing Gardner Minshew into stepping out of bounds.
Two points for the good guys!!!!!!!!!
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 24, 2023
Punter Jordan Stout
Punters don’t always get the love, but Sout was dynamic on Sunday, booming five punts for 262 yards with a 52.4 average early on.
Stout had a game high, 65 yard punt as well.