Colts Top Ravens in Defensive Slugfest, 20-13


With the offense struggling to find the end zone and not turn the ball over, it was up the Indianapolis Colts’ defense to save the day. The Colts managed to keep the Baltimore Ravens out of the end zone until the fourth quarter while forcing three turnovers.

The Ravens had a chance to tie the game on a final drive, but a pass break up by Greg Toler on fourth-and-three gave the 20-13 win to the Colts.

On offense, the Colts turned the ball over four times, two of which were in the red zone. They also turned the ball over on downs close to the end zone. The miscues and poor execution prevented this game from being the third straight blowout win by Indianapolis.

Andrew Luck struggled for most of the game, but when it came to crunch time he was lights out. Luck completed 32-of-49 attempts for 312 yards and a touchdown. He also had a 13 yard run for a touchdown. Luck did throw a pair of interceptions, but both came off deflected passes.

T.Y. Hilton was Luck’s favorite target this afternoon. Hilton hauled in nine reception for 90 yards. He had a touchdown taken away due to an erroneous penalty from the officials.

Reggie Wayne won the old wide receiver battle on Sunday. He had seven receptions for 77 yards while Ravens WR Steve Smith, Sr. had five catches for 34 yards.

Tight end Dwayne Allen was the recipient of Luck’s lone touchdown pass. He also had four catches for 49 yards.

On defense, Bjoern Werner and Vontae Davis produced highlight reel games.

Davis defended two pass and came away with a big interception (that was nearly returned for a touchdown). He’s played at a high level all season and really earned his new contract.

Werner finally produced the breakout game we’ve been expecting for some time. He lit up the stat sheet with six tackles, two sacks, a swatted pass, and a pair of quarterback hits.

Werner second sack came on the opening play of the Ravens final drive off a strong inside bull rush. It forced the Ravens to burn a timeout and gave the defense some much needed momentum.

The Colts have a short week as they travel to Houston to face the Texans on Thursday night.