Colts Hold On For 20-13 Win Over Ravens

Intro: The Colts (3-2) held on for their third straight win on Sunday afternoon with a 20-13 victory over the Ravens (3-2). Here’s a rundown of the craziness that ensued at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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INDIANAPOLISFirst Quarter Recap

The Ravens won the toss and deferred to the second half.

The Colts took the opening drive and drove into Ravens territory. On the drive, Ahmad Bradshaw scampered 20 yards on a third-and-one. Reggie Wayne also had a catch for 21 yards. The drive ended on a fourth-and-one attempt where the Ravens defense stuffed Bradshaw for no gain at the Baltimore 21-yard line.

On the Ravens first play from scrimmage, safety Mike Adams stripped Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith and Montori Hughes pounced on the loose ball.

The Colts got three points off the turnover with Adam Vinatieri knocking a home a 38-yard field goal to give Indianapolis an early 3-0 lead. The made field goal was the 15th consecutive for Vinatieri.

A three-and-out would ensue for the Ravens offense as Cory Redding sacked Joe Flacco. The sack ended a streak of 93 straight pass attempts for Flacco without being sacked.

The Colts would return the three-and-out, but on the punt, Ravens returner Jacoby Jones could not catch the punt off the turf and Colt Anderson fell on the loose ball.

The good field position for the Colts would not last long though as the turnover-fest continued. Ravens first round pick C.J. Mosley drilled Andrew Luck and the floating pass was picked off by Haloti Nagta.

After three first quarter turnovers, the changing of possessions via poor ball security slowed down a bit. The Colts once again got after Flacco though. This time it was Bjoern Werner who sacked Flacco, forcing another Ravens punt.

The Colts offense would once again have to settle for a punt on the next possession, but field position was flipped thanks to a Pat McAfee punt downed at the four-yard line.

At the end of the first quarter, the Colts led the Ravens 3-0.Second Quarter RecapThe Ravens would embark on a 90 plus-yard drive that had points written all over it. However, the Colts defense stood tall with a stand inside their own five-yard line. It was a Sergio Brown sack on a fourth-and-one from the Colts three-yard line that turned the ball back over to the home team.

The Colts would then embark on a 20-play, 9:30-drive that once again stalled out in the red zone. Adam Vinatieri connected on a 38-yard field goal though to give the Colts a 6-0 lead with 35 seconds to go until half.

Baltimore would move very quickly though and kicker Justin Tucker booted home a 52-yard field goal at the halftime gun.

At halftime, the Colts led the Ravens 6-3.Third Quarter Recap

The Ravens had some momentum coming out of half but that was quickly put out. Vontae Davis picked off Joe Flacco and returned the pick 29 yards down to the Baltimore 33-yard line.

Indianapolis finally took advantage of a drive in Ravens territory. Dwayne Allen would haul in a six-yard touchdown catch to give Indianapolis a 13-3 lead with 10:33 left in the third quarter. The touchdown was the fourth of the year for Allen.

The Colts defense continued its strong afternoon forcing another Ravens punt with a nice open field tackle from starting safety Sergio Brown.

The two teams would exchange punts on each of the next drives.

Indianapolis' offense would then move the ball again into the Ravens red zone but would come up empty handed. Andrew Luck was picked off by Ravens linebacker C.J. Mosley to end a potential game-clinching drive.

At the end of the third quarter, the Colts led the Ravens 13-3.Fourth Quarter Recap

The first major play of the fourth quarter came when Griff Whalen fumbled a punt return and the Ravens recovered it at the Indianapolis 12-yard line.

Baltimore's offense could not convert the turnover into a touchdown though. The Colts defense stood tall and the Ravens had to settle for a 27-yard field goal by Justin Tucker. The Colts lead was now 13-6 with 13:56 left in the fourth quarter.

Needing a drive to thank its defense, the Colts offense put together its best series of the afternoon. An eight-play, 80-yard drive from the Colts was capped by Andrew Luck running 13 yards for a touchdown. The Colts now led 20-6 with 8:56 left in the fourth quarter.
Baltimore would answer very quickly though. With a four-play, 80-yard drive, the Ravens scored when Justin Forestt ran it in from 11 yards out. That score cut the Colts lead to 20-13 with 7:16 left in the fourth quarter.

With their backs against the wall, the Colts offense put together what looked like a game clinching drive. However, Ahmad Bradshaw fumbled with 1:49 to go and the Ravens recovered at the Colts 11-yard line.

The Ravens had two timeouts and had to go 89 yards in the final 1:49. Another Bjoern Werner sack backed up the Ravens even further. Baltimore would not make it to midfield though as the Indianapolis defense clinched the Colts third straight victory.

The Colts won 20-13.

Colts Inactives

25-Jalil Brown

53-Chris Carter

62-Khaled Holmes

64-Jamon Meredith

73-Kelcy Quarles

75-Jack Mewhort

97-Arthur JonesLineup Changes

-Ricky Jean Francois will start for Arthur Jones.

-Jonotthan Harrison will start for A.Q. Shipley.

-Lance Louis will start for Jack Mewhort.Colts Pre-Game Notes

-The Colts look to move to 5-0 all-time against the Ravens in games played in Indianapolis.Weather Update

-With a chilly, but sunny, day in the state capitol the roof is open this afternoon.

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