The Ravens won in a score of 23 – 16 against the Indianapolis Colts. The Ravens have prevailed in their playoff hunt with a 9-6 record.
The team dominated the entire game, remaining in the lead throughout. The offense did a good job even with the weather becoming an issue. The rain and the wind started in the second half, making the turf and the players slippery.
The defense allowed 93 rushing yards, 203 passing yards and a touchdown. C.J. Mosley and Patrick Onwuasor were the tackle leaders this game with six solo tackles each. Although there were no interceptions, there were many blocked passes by cornerbacks Brandon Carr, Maurice Canady and safety Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson.
The offense gained 220 passing yards and 103 rushing yards. Not a lot of yardage considering teams they could face in the postseason, but enough for a win. Mike Wallace had four receptions for 60 yards and Benjamin Watson had five receptions for 40 yards. Heading into the post season, the team as a whole must step it up to gain more yardage.
The Ravens record is 9-6 as they face the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 17.
Running back Danny Woodhead has been putting up many receiving yards with a few first-down catches under his belt this game.
Flacco was flushed out of his pocket and forced to throw to Alex Collins, who made a difficult, diving first-down catch! Way to go!!
Breshad Perriman made his first catch of the day for eight yards. The fans started clapping after he made the catch. He needs to be more involved in the passing game and that would increase his stats and confidence.
Javorius Allen made two back-to-back runs for a total of 19 yards. Alex Collins tried to stiff-arm a defender to gain yardage.
The Ravens settled for a 36-yard field goal.
16 – 7 RAVENS
On a punt return, Colts running back Marlon Mack ran up the middle, breaking tackles to the 40-yard line, putting his team in a good field position.
T.Y. Hilton fumbled a pass off his fingers and was nearly intercepted by Ravens safety Eric Weddle. He has not made an interception this game. The Ravens defense kept the Colts out of the end zone and the team had to settle for a 48-yard field goal.
16 – 10 RAVENS
Cornerback Jaylen Hill was injured on a tackle during a punt return. He just returned to the field after a thigh injury and has one played in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings.
The rain is coming down and it is making the players slippery. This is where defense needs to step it up. Colts running back Mack continued to break tackles through Ravens defense to run for 29 yards.
On a play, Colts quarterback Brissett tried to run in a first-down and was tackled by Matthew Judon. Good job!
The Colts attempted a 38-yard field goal. The ball hit the uprights before it when in.
16 – 13 RAVENS
Benjamin Watson is becoming a leader in offense with five catches for 40 yards thus far, including a six-yard pass.
Danny Woodhead caught a difficult, high catch from behind for a first down. He was able to turn around and make the catch although Flacco threw the pass too short.
Perriman caught another pass for six yards. Fans applause.
Michael Campanaro made a diving, seven-yard catch. He has more than made up for his lack of playing time in the past.
The Colts received their first penalty of the game; holding, giving the Ravens an automatic first down.
After an incomplete pass meant for Michael Campanaro, the Colts got a pass interference penalty, giving the Ravens another automatic first down.
Alex Collins made an eight-yard run along the sideline with the help of tight end Maxx Williams. He adds injury to insult by rushing in another first-down.
Maxx Williams puts the Colts out of their misery by catching a four-yard touchdown!! Way to go!
23 – 13 RAVENS
Colts quarterback threw near interception when the pass meant for T.Y. Hilton was caught by C.J. Mosley but he dropped it! On the next pass, Brissett threw another near interception Eric Weddle caught but dropped the pass. This would have been his second interception of the game had he caught the passes.
Colts QB tried to rush in a first-down, making it only five yards. On the next snap, he was pressured out of the pocket and threw the pass away. The team settled for a 30-yard field goal.
23 – 16 RAVENS
The Ravens don’t move much on their next drive. Mike Wallace made a 14-yard catch for a first-down.
On the punt return, Koch’s punt was blocked and recovered by the Colts, putting them at on Baltimore’s turf at the 27-yard line. The defense had to step it up to stop a touchdown and they did just that. Colts’ running back Gore was tackled for a loss of yards, and Colts quarterback Brissett was brought down by Willie Henry after escaping a sack from Terrell Suggs.
Less than two minutes to go…the Colts when for it at 4th-and-10. Brissett threw a pass meant for T.Y. Hilton in the end zone but it was blocked by Maurice Canady! Yeah!!!
23 – 16 RAVENS