Colts: Insane Lamar Jackson stat adds insult to injury after Monday night loss
By Josie Rohach
The Indianapolis Colts have another stat to sulk at after Monday night’s loss thanks to Lamar Jackson.
After absolutely shredding the Colts secondary, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has a new statline to boast. Hint: it makes the Colts’ treacherous loss to Baltimore even more cringeworthy.
Jackson almost single-handedly defeated Indianapolis in a late Monday night rally for the Ravens. He threw for 442 yards, four touchdowns, and a pair of two-point conversations against the Colts. Jackson also used his feet to gain yardage and totaled 62 rushing yards in addition to his unreal performance through the air. He had plenty of help from receiver Marquise Brown, and faced a feeble resistance from a lifeless pass defense to earn each one of those yards.
A career game from the Ravens quarterback is exactly the opposite of what Indianapolis needed late in their Week 5 contest. At the hands of Jackson, the Colts fell 31-25 in overtime.
Lamar Jackson’s incredible performance against the Indianapolis Colts earns him a powerful stat.
Jackson himself now has more total yards through five weeks than the entire Indy offense.
Honestly? That’s just impressive no matter how you look at it.
It’s mostly impressive that the Colts defense let up 504 yards in one game after only allowing three points through over 70 percent of the matchup. That type of downhill slide on the defensive side of the ball is an avalanche of astonishing proportions. Indianapolis’ pass defense dropped from a No. 9 rank to No. 20 after just one game. They also have the worst pass rush numbers in the league. To say that Jackson took advantage of them a gross understatement.
Kwity Paye and Rock Ya-Sin’s absence, coupled with missed snaps from Xavier Rhodes and Julian Blackmon, can take the fall for a little bit of that embarrassing statistic, but everyone who stepped on the field in blue facing Jackson on Monday night needs to make a dramatic improvement heading into next week’s game against the Texans if they want to avoid an even more shameful defeat.