The Baltimore Ravens (2-1) suffered their first loss of the 2023 NFL season on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium in a Week 3 overtime clash against the Indianapolis Colts (2-1) that ended with a walkoff field goal make by kicker Matt Gay.
Jackson, 26, had the opportunity to score a touchdown in OT, but finished the drive with a turnover on dows. During his postgame press conference, the Ravens QB admitted he had “plenty of opportunities to put the game away.”
“Like I said, you know, we had plenty of opportunities to put the game away,” Jackson said. “Especially when our defense did a great job stopping those guys, you know, great field position, but we didn’t move the ball at all.
“That ticked me off. It ticked all of us off. We like to finish the job. Defense did great today. They always do great, but especially today, giving us the opportunity to finish the game, but we didnt.”
The Ravens defense stopped the Colts right at midfield on the first drive of overtime, but Jackson was unable to move the chains, paving the way for Gay to kick the ball right down the middle of the uprights.
“We had plenty of opportunities to put the game away… That ticks all of us off.” pic.twitter.com/w4H5Rpham4
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Controversial no-call for Ravens WR Zay Flowers
That drive ended with a controversial no-call despite Ravens wide receiver Zay Flowers seemingly getting held by a defender on his route.
Flowers, 23, has become Jackson’s favorite target, but finished the defensive contest with just 48 receiving yards on eight catches.
Jackson, 26, threw for 202 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions on 22-for-31 completed passes. He also rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
Ravens were without several of their starters due to injury, but it was the same case across the field.
No Anthony Richardson for Colts
Colts quarterback Anthony Richardson (concussion protocol) was not available to play against Baltimore and was replaced by Gardner Minshew, who was just good enough to get the 22-19 road victory.
Minshew, 27, threw for 227 yards and a touchdown on 27-for-44 completed passes. The TD pass, Indy’s only one of the day, went to running back Zach Moss.
Gay, 29, went 5-for-5 on field goal attempts to make up for 16 points of the team’s 22, which included a successful extra point kick.
Colts will look to get back-to-back upset wins when they host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday. Ravens, meanwhile, visit the Cleveland Browns that same day.