Lamar Jackson ties Dan Marino's record and all of the streaks the Ravens snapped

Ryan Wormeli
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Lamar Jackson ties Dan Marino's record and more high marks from the Ravens' win originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

The Ravens went into Indianapolis Sunday afternoon facing difficult circumstances. They were on the road against a good team (5-2 record) with an elite defense (third in DVOA) and were without their best defender and two starting offensive lineman.

Early in the game, they also lost their best defensive lineman and another cornerback, leaving them with just three healthy cornerbacks the rest of the game.

It didn't matter, as they managed to come back in the second half for a 24-10 victory, perhaps their most impressive of the season. In the process, they extended a few quality streaks while snapping a couple bad ones.

Here's a rundown of all the marks the Ravens hit Sunday afternoon.

Just Keep Scoring

The Ravens scored 24 points Sunday afternoon, their 31st consecutive game going over 20. And while 20 points may not seem that high of a barometer in this era of the NFL, it's still unheard of.

With Sunday's performance, the Ravens have set the NFL record for most consecutive games scoring at least 20 points, a streak that goes back to Lamar Jackson's first career start.

Over the Century Mark

According to the team, the Ravens have rushed for at least 100 yards in every one of Lamar Jackson's starts, a remarkable testament to the impact he has on the team's historic rushing attack. The Colts entered Sunday's game having allowed the fewest rushing yards in football, but it didn't matter with the Ravens rushing for another 110.

The Ravens' 31 games with 100+ rushing yards in that span leads the NFL, with the Saints (25) well behind in second.

Great Company

Speaking of impressive stats since Jackson took the helm of the Ravens offense, the reigning MVP now has 25 wins in his first 30 career starts, tying Hall of Famer Dan Marino for the best record to begin a career in NFL history.

Road Warriors

The Ravens may enjoy one of the best homefield advantages in football, but it hasn't stopped them from dominating away from Baltimore under Jackson. The second-year starter is 13-2 on the road, and Sunday's victory with their 10th straight away from home.

That streak leads the NFL, and is the longest in the league since the Chiefs and Patriots both reached 14 straight road wins from 2016 to 2017.

Revenge Game?

Sunday's 24-10 victory marked the Ravens' first-ever win in Indianapolis, per the CBS game broadcast. Since the Colts left Baltimore, the Ravens had been 0-6 all-time on the road against the team that formerly occupied Charm City. Now, they finally have their first win.

Playing Takeaway

The Ravens love to go for turnovers, and that remained true even without forced fumble extraordinaire Marlon Humphrey on the field. Marcus Peters stepped up in his place, forcing a key fumble that led to a defensive touchdown - the Ravens' only score of the first half - and pulling in an incredible interception in the second half.

It was the 21st consecutive game with a takeaway for the Ravens defense, the longest active streak in the NFL.

Comeback Kids

Lamar Jackson has a reputation as someone who excels when leading, but struggles to play from behind. Not only had he not won a single game in his career when trailing at halftime, but the Ravens had lost 20 straight in such circumstances, according to the broadcast.

Finally, Jackson managed to snap that streak as the Ravens trailed 10-7 at halftime only to comeback and win the game.

Mr. Reliable

Justin Tucker came out for a field goal attempt in the fourth quarter with just over two minutes left in the game. He split the uprights from 48-yards out, extending a five-year streak of fourth-quarter excellence.

Tucker hasn't missed a field goal in the fourth quarter since December 6, 2015, a sign of his consistency and clutch factor. Those five years have included 44 straight makes in the fourth quarter, an incredible streak that doesn't show any sign of slowing down soon.