NFL: Flacco, Jackson throw touchdowns to help Ravens ruin Andrew Luck’s homecoming

Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass in the first half, Lamar Jackson added another in the second half and the Baltimore Ravens ruined Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis homecoming by topping the Colts 20-19 on Monday night.

Flacco looked sharp, going 7 of 9 for 72 yards before departing.

Jackson then showed flashes of what helped him win the 2016 Heisman Trophy. He was 7 of 15 for 49 yards and carried four times for 26 yards before giving way to another Heisman winner, Robert Griffin III, in the fourth quarter.

But Colts fans wanted to see what Luck would do for an encore following a solid start in their preseason opener at Seattle.


This time, Luck had a tough night. He threw an interception before logging his first completion, took a hard hit from Terrell Suggs on the first of two sacks and only led Indy on one scoring drive — setting up 45-year-old Adam Vinateiri for a 57-yard field goal.

Luck was 6 of 13 for 50 yards with a quarterback rating of 24.5.


The Vikings released veteran Kai Forbath, two days after the former UCLA kicker missed a 41-yard field-goal attempt off the right post in a preseason loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. ...


Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre’ Hall has been suspended for the Sept. 9 season opener at Green Bay for a violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. ...

The Denver Broncos put offensive lineman Menelik Watson on injured reserve because of a chest injury with the intent to release him once he’s sound. ...

The Atlanta Falcons signed fullback Jalston Fowler and wide receiver Julian Williams. The team waived fullback Luke McNitt and wide receiver Taj Williams. ...

The Seattle Seahawks released punter Jon Ryan, who had been the longest-tenured member of the team and was responsible for one of the most important touchdowns in franchise history. He threw a touchdown pass on a trick play in the 2014 NFC Championship game, helping the Seahawks reach the Super Bowl.

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