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Colts vs. Ravens: 4 Things We Learned from Baltimore's 24-10 Win
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Not many people expected a close game when the 0-12 Indianapolis Colts faced the 9-3 Baltimore Ravens, and the Ravens didn’t disappoint as they simply overpowered the Colts defense with running back Ray Rice and overwhelmed the Colts offense with Terrell Suggs and their vicious pass rush.

The Ravens ultimately won 24-10 in a game where the score doesn’t really reflect how dominant they were.

The Ravens started hot, scored a touchdown on their opening drive and didn’t really look back. They managed to score 17 points before the Colts scored their first points of the game. Those points came on an Adam Vinatieri field goal and were set up by a long kickoff return that went into Ravens territory. The Colts also managed to score a meaningless touchdown in the fourth quarter as time expired.

The Ravens didn’t really do anything special in the game. They simply went out and played their style of tough, hard-nosed football.

The main problem for the Colts was that they couldn’t seem to stop the Ravens offense from moving the ball. When the Colts were able to slow down the Ravens running attack, the Ravens would throw it successfully, and when they were successful at stopping the passing game, the Ravens would simply run the ball successfully.

It really was an almost impossible game for the Colts to win because they were forced to start Dan Orlovsky with Peyton Manning injured on the sidelines, plus the Ravens are just playing extremely well—with few injuries besides Ray Lewis—on both sides of the ball. Simply put…the Ravens are a much better team this season as the records of both teams would imply.

As always, we learn more about the Ravens with each game whether they win or lose, so let’s take a look at what we learned about the Ravens after their 24-10 win over the Colts. 

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