Indianapolis Colts Game Recap: Week 16 at Baltimore Ravens

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Jacoby Brissett
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 23: Quarterback Jacoby Brissett /

The Colts fought hard in their second-to-last game of the 2017 season, but they couldn’t finish off a fourth quarter comeback and were forced to leave Baltimore with another loss.

Rookie linebacker Anthony Walker blocked a Ravens punt with 2:45 remaining in the game, which set up the Colts’ offense at the Baltimore 27-yard line down by 7 points. The Colts picked up one first down, but came up empty on fourth and ten giving them their 12th loss of the season.

One thing we’ve learned from the second half of this season is that Chuck Pagano’s team refuses to quit. It would’ve been easy to pack it in and look forward to 2018, but they gave the Ravens all they could handle on Saturday afternoon.

Luckily the Colts didn’t play well enough to pick up a win to worsen their draft position.

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Indianapolis out-gained Baltimore on a per play basis, but the Ravens won the time of position battle holding the ball for nearly 36 minutes. While the Colts’ offense struggled to sustain drives, the defense stepped up by holding Baltimore to 4.5 yards per play.

The Ravens’ cornerbacks couldn’t match up with T.Y. Hilton as he gained 100 yards receiving for the fourth time this season. The Colts came into this game 3-0 when Hilton hit triple digits in receiving yards this season.

Frank Gore continues to be the toughest player on the field each and every week, and the Colts relied on him for 86 yards of total offense today.

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At this point in the season, watching the Colts play hard but end the game with a loss is a decent result as Indianapolis looks for a high draft pick this offseason.