Found January 06, 2013 on
Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis (52) celebrates after a play during the first half of an NFL wild card playoff football game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Both teams came into this game riding emotional highs; The Colts for their coach as well as assistant coach who has some medical condition as of last night, and the Ravens who are using Ray Lewis’ pending retirement as extra motivation. The result was a horrendously fantastic game to watch. Horrendous because both teams were terrible; Fantastic because the Broncos get to play the chump who won. Step right up Baltimore, for you are about to be thrown into the meat grinder known as the Denver Broncos.
My instant reaction to this game is “wow, both these teams are horrible!” The Ravens had a few nice long runs and a few nice long passes, but c’mon, Chris Harris isn’t gonna allow those garbage completions. Additionally, Woodyard and Miller won’t allow those 30, 40, and 50 yard runs.
The Colts had every opportunity to win this game, but showed the world that just because you made the playoffs doesn’t mean you are a “playoff team” (i.e. the Broncos of last year). The Colts stumbled and fumbled their way out of this game. For a team that has Luck on their side, they sure couldn’t catch a break!
The Ravens weren’t much better, but did capitalize on sophomoric type defense. Like I said, if Flacco thinks he can close his eyes and heave a rainbow into a crowd 50 yards down the field against Champ and Harris, he’ll find himself benched by halftime. While next week will bring more emotion from Ray Lewis, the talent difference that the Broncos bring will just be too much for the Ravens to overcome.
What was my reaction to the game as the Ravens started pulling away? It was simply this, “Man, the Broncos are in the AFC Championship Game!!!” Normally I’m nervous before Broncos games… Not this week! If the Ravens even slightly resemble the team that hit the field in Baltimore today, they’re gonna get blown out by 20 in Denver! Sorry Ravens, but by winning today, you became the biggest loser. I’ll go ahead and overlook Baltimore because I know that Peyton Manning wont! Bring on the Patriots or Texans, cause we got this next one in the bag!
What are your Instant Reactions to today’s game BroncoTalk faithful? Leave them in the comments below.
BEST OF MAXIM
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis made his return from a torn triceps in Sunday's wild-card game against the Indianapolis Colts today at M&T Bank Stadium. The Big Lead grabbed the video. It... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
In what could be Ray Lewis’s final game as a member of the Baltimore Ravens, the Ravens will take on the Colts in Baltimore. Lewis announced that this season will be his last, so the team will certainly be playing inspired football to keep his career going for at least one more week.
The Colts will also be playing inspired football as Chuck Pagano is back on the sidelines for the...
Ray Lewis announced prior to the Baltimore Ravens’ playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts last weekend that he would be retiring, so most people enjoyed seeing him do his trademark dance one last time. One person who didn’t find it too amusing, though, was Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne.
Wayne found it disrespectful that Lewis did his typical pregame dance, and then came...
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh told the media that linebacker Ray Lewis is ready to go at full speed this week, even though he just came off the injured reserve list.“He’s ready to go. He’s going to play in this game and he should be full speed,” said Harbaugh.Even though Lewis is healthy and is at full speed, he’s going to be rusty because he’s been he’s...
The Cincinnati Bengals just suffered another play off loss. Of course Bengals fans are already calling for a GM, new coaches, and another QB. This team, however, is a team on the rise, as most serious football fans can see.Owner Mike Brown and head coach Marvin Lewis have effectively put together a very solid core of young, talented players. Andy Dalton has put up numbers that rival...
Ray Lewis' last ride now will take him to Denver.
Anquan Boldin, Joe Flacco and a staunch Baltimore defense made sure of that Sunday.
Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards receiving, including the clinching touchdown in the Ravens' 24-9 victory over Indianapolis in an AFC wild-card game. The win delays star linebacker Lewis' retirement for at least another week...
The Baltimore Ravens have the home field advantage going into today’s game as they take on the Indianapolis Colts at M & T Bank Stadium. They even have the, albeit slight, emotional edge heading into this one as legendary and sure fire first ballot hall of famer, Ray Lewis said he was going to hang [...]The post Keys To Victory for the Baltimore Ravens appeared first on Queen City Sports.
While Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis is expected to
be back to full-go today against the Indianapolis Colts, safety Bernard
Pollard, wide receiver Tandon Doss and offensive lineman Jah Reid are all
questionable to suit up.
Pollard, Doss and Reid have all been able to practice
throughout the week, but each player has only been able to do so on a limited
basis. Pollard is...
The Ravens’ defense has played well with Ray Lewis, Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata and Ed Reed all playing together for the first time this season. However, they’ve gotten little help from the offense.
Ray Rice fumbled in the red zone on the Ravens first possession. That ended a promising drive that began at their own 48-yard line.
The Colts returned the favor when Andrew Luck coughed...
Inside linebacker Ray Lewis will be active for his final home game at M&T Bank Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts.
For the Colts: RB Delone Carter, DT Kellen Heard, S Delano Howell, OT Tony Hills, WR Nathan Palmer, G Joe Reitz and CB Teddy Williams
For the Ravens: S Omar Brown, DT Bryan Hall, LB Adrian Hamilton, G/T Ramon Harewood, CB Chris Johnson, G Jah Reid and WR Deonte Thompson