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Highlight Photos From Colts-Ravens Playoff Game
Colts 20-Ravens 3
AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lucas Oli Stadium on January 16, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
So I’m in a new town and I’m a football fan who just recently jumped on the Indianapolis Colts bandwagon. So what. A fan is a fan is a fan! I have to admit a little trepidation with the Colts having to play the Baltimore Ravens especially after the beatdown they gave New England. As the week has progressed though I have come around to believe the Colts can do this. Peyton Manning is the man and I believe their offense will be too much even for the Ravens. Here is what appeared in the Indianapolis Star yesterday. These are the sports writers for the Star and the last comment is by a Baltimore sports writer.
Colts 27, Ravens 16
Yeah, Baltimore can run the ball and play defense. Yeah, the Ravens are on a run. Yeah, the Colts have gone splat with mystifying regularity in the playoffs. Yeah, the pressure is on. The fundamental facts are the Colts are the better, more complete team, they have the better quarterback and passing game and they’re going to exploit that one-on-one coverage on the outside to score too often for the Ravens to keep up.
Phillip B. Wilson:
Colts 27, Ravens 16
The Colts have had to listen to so much negativity for three weeks, they can’t wait to get back on the field and remind the world they did, in fact, have the NFL’s best regular-season record at 14-2. Yeah, that was regular season. But what about an 0-3 record after playoff byes? See? More doubt. Nothing fires up a team more than getting continually dissed. The Colts are due in so many ways. And the football artists formerly known as the Browns can’t defend a Peyton Manning offense when it’s clicking.
Colts 23, Ravens 14
Here’s how Baltimore can win this game: by running for more than 175 yards and by winning the turnover battle. Can they do it? Sure. Will they do it? Absolutely not. The Colts’ rested-and-ready front seven will not get gashed the way New England did. For all the talk about the Ravens’ historically good defense, the fact is, the Colts were statistically one of the best defenses in the league until the final two games skewed the numbers.
Carroll County (Md.) Times:
Colts 24, Ravens 21
Ultimately, the Colts’ prolific passing game will prove to be too much for the Ravens’ aggressive defense, with Peyton Manning remaining a step ahead of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed in terms of strategy. With Joe Flacco hobbled by a hip contusion, the Ravens will have to rely almost completely on Pro Bowl runner Ray Rice to provide an offensive spark. The decision not to retain veteran kicker Matt Stover after last season will haunt the Ravens one last time.
Check back on Monday for great photo highlights of the game.
INDIANAPOLIS << LUCAS OIL STADIUM >> A new chapter of the Colts-Patriots rivalry was written Sunday night, featuring a crucial fourth-down stop and a second-half comeback for the ages. Sunday night’s showdown – between the NFL’s two winningest teams over the past decade – took its biggest twist with 2:08 left in the fourth quarter.
After trailing by as many as 17 points, 31-14, in the fourth quarter, the Indianapolis Colts finally got their break as the New England Patriots’ lead began to dwindle. Thanks to two touchdown drives in the fourth quarter, lasting less than four minutes combined, the Colts had cut the Patriots’ lead to six. New England got the ball back before the two-minute warning, but failed to pick up a first down on their first three plays. Facing 4th-and-2 from their own 28, the Patriots sent out their punting unit.
But the Patriots coaching staff experienced a change of heart and sent their offense back on the field. Rather than punt, they were going to go for it on fourth down and, more importantly, for the win. If the Patriots picked up the first down, the game would be over. If they came up short, the Patriots would be handing incredible field position to the Colts, leaving them within striking distance of the go-ahead score.
No words can adequately state the Indianapolis Colts defeat of the New England Patriots Sunday night. I was at this game. It was my first time seeing either the Colts or the Patriots play. I must say Lucas Stadium is impressive. Indianapolis Colts 35 – New England Patriots 34
So, I’ll do what I’m good at. Here are some 2009/2010 Colts wallpapers. Enjoy my new team!
For an interesting read on the Colts win, please visit this blog post, Integrity in the New England Patriots vs. the Indianapolis Colts.