Still, this is about as one-sided as it gets. Let's take a closer look to see how bad the carnage is going to be.
Where: M&T Bank Stadium
When: Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Spread: Baltimore -16.5
Take the points. The Colts went into Foxboro projected to lose by three scores and managed to escape with only a seven-point deficit. This could get ugly quick, but the inexplicable losses sustained by the Ravens this season and tight games the Colts have been in make the Ravens impossible to take.
Take the over. The Colts haven't scored more than 24 points in any given game this season, but the Ravens have put up over 30 five times this year. This score could easily end 30-17. The Colts don't have to have a monster day for you to hit the over or cover with Indy.
Key Injuries (According to NFL.com)
|Robert Mathis||DE||Not Injury-Related||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Jeff Saturday||C||Not Injury-Related||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Reggie Wayne||WR||Not Injury-Related||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Dwight Freeney||DE||Not Injury-Related||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|A.J. Edds||LB||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Peyton Manning||QB||Neck||Out (Definitely Will Not Play)||Out|
|Anthony Gonzalez||WR||Groin||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Dallas Clark||TE||Fibula||Full Participation In Practice||Questionable|
|Brody Eldridge||TE||Hand||Full Participation In Practice||Questionable|
|Ryan Mahaffey||TE||Concussion||Full Participation In Practice||Questionable|
|Pat Angerer||LB||Knee||Limited Participation In Practice||Questionable|
|Ernie Sims||LB||Toe||Limited Participation In Practice||Questionable|
|Chris Carr||CB||Back||Did Not Participate In Practice||Out|
|Billy Cundiff||K||Left Calf||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Ray Lewis||LB||Foot||Did Not Participate In Practice||Questionable|
|Matt Birk||C||Shoulder||Did Not Participate In Practice||Probable|
|Anthony Allen||RB||Thigh||Full Participation In Practice||Probable|
|Ben Grubbs||G||Toe||Full Participation In Practice||Probable|
Fantasy Big Plays
The Browns had no answer for Rice last week, letting him run for 204 yards and a touchdown. The Colts allow 144.2 rushing yards per game and will provide no resistance to Rice's rushing attack.
If you find yourself panicked because one of your stars went down, don't be afraid to gamble on Dan Orlovsky. He made the Patriots D look foolish last week and although he won't be able to put up 350-plus yards week in and week out, those who were electing to go with Curtis Painter earlier in the season shouldn't hesitate to plug him in.
Keys to Colts Win
Find some inspiration. The Colts need to figure out what it is they are playing for. They have a serious shot at going down as the worst team in history.
A win would spare them of that designation and the players waiting around for Andrew Luck to save them aren't going to have a job at this rate.
Keys to Ravens Win
Blow this game open early. The Colts have a knack for hanging in games that should be blowouts. If the Ravens can be aggressive and get Ray Rice going, this game will be over by the second half.
Ravens 30, Colts 20