Colts kicker Matt Gay makes game-winning 53-yard kick in overtime against the Ravens. Photo Credit: CBS

The Indianapolis Colts came into Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens needing some players to step up with starting quarterback Anthony Richardson missing the game with a concussion. And they got a big boost from their kicker Matt Gay, who came through with an historic performance and made the biggest play of the game when it mattered most.

Gay received the largest contract ever given out by a team for a kicker this past offseason, signing a four-year, $22 million deal to play in Indianapolis. And he has certainly been worth every penny for the Colts, coming into Week 3 with a perfect kicking percentage on both field goals and extra points.

He continued this against the Ravens, making all five of his field goal attempts along with the lone extra point attempt that he had.

Four of the five kicks he attempted in the game were from over 50 yards, including a 53-yard attempt in overtime that secured an upset win for the Colts.

Gay also became the only NFL kicker to ever convert four field goals over 50 yards in one game. And Colts fans seemingly could not be more appreciative of him after his terrific day.

Second-string quarterback Gardner Minshew played adequately in his start due to Richardson’s injury, despite a brutal mistake where he ran out of the back of the end zone that nearly cost the Colts the game. And he should be praised for keeping the Colts offense competitive without Richardson.

But considering Gay provided the Colts with 16 of their 23 points in this game with extra points and field goals, it’s pretty safe to say that Indianapolis would not have won this game if it wasn’t for Gay’s unbelievable performance.

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Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.