Tools For Victory For Ravens to Beat Colts

Brett ButlerContributor IJanuary 11, 2010

BALTIMORE - NOVEMBER 22:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts takes the snap during the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 22, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Colts defeated the Ravens 17-15. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens had a very impressive victory of the New England Patriots in the wild card round of the playoffs.  In fact, the win was almost shocking to myself and the world because the Ravens did something that game that they didnt do all year, they pressured Tom Brady and as a result had one of the best defensive games I have ever witnessed.  When they ran the ball with ray rice he proved he can be a premiere back in this league with 159 yards rushing.

This coming week the Ravens are going to step it up even more because Peyton Manning is a step up from Tom Brady and this Colts team has beaten the Ravens the last 5 meetings.  The Ravens are going to have to continue to run the ball with Ray Rice and Willis McGahee as they did the last game.  But they also need to evolve their passing game as well.  Joe Flacco threw for a mere 4-10 for 32 yards but also that was because they didnt even need to pass the ball in the end because of their dominate run game. 

The Ravens are going to have to Blitz Peyton Manning and their corners are going to have to play lockdown just like they did against the Patriots