Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz just had the most prolific passing game of his NFL career.
Too bad it came in a Colts loss.
Wentz set career-high marks in passing yards (402), quarterback rating (128.5) and yards per attempt (11.5) against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football, but he was outdueled by a historic Lamar Jackson in a 31-25 overtime loss.
Indy led 22-9 after three quarters, but then Jackson worked his magic to force overtime, where the Ravens pulled out the win and left Wentz and Co. in shock. The Colts are now a disappointing 1-4 on the season.
After the game, the Colts quarterback opened up on where his team is at, via PFT’s Myles Simmons:
“Unfortunately, I have said that too many times this year — that there is good we can learn from,” Wentz said. “But, every week, it is a little better and a little better, and we have played some good teams. And so, for us, we cannot get caught up in the record or where we are at or how that looks. We just have to come out and try and go 1-0 every week and just keep learning from these little moments. Like, tonight, I mean this is a huge opportunity to show what we can do. And I thought we did a good job. Just not good enough.”
Wentz reiterated that “it’s a long season” and there’s still time to turn things around. While this is true, especially in an awful AFC South, the Colts need to get their act together soon. There will be a good opportunity to do just that when Indy faces off against the Houston Texans in Week 6. The Texans are also a 1-4 AFC South team.