Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/9/11
Indianapolis @ Baltimore The Colts were shockingly competitive against New England, while the Ravens rolled Cleveland.
 
No matter how bad the Patriots have been on pass defense has been this season, nobody saw Dan Orlovsky putting up 354 yards and 2 TDs against them. And Pierre Garcon was the biggest recipient, catching 9 passes for 150 yards and both TDs. Donald Brown even had a rushing TD to go along with his 41 yards.
 The Ravens rode a phenomenal 205-yard, 1-TD outing from Ray Rice. Joe Flacco was more or less a bystander, throwing for 158 yards and nothing else. Hopefully for Rice owners, the formula will stay the same this week. It should, considering the fact that Indy has allowed 144 YPG and a league high 17 rushing TDs.
 
If you think you’re going to be a genius by picking Orlovsky off the waiver wire and starting him, that’s probably not a good plan. The Ravens have allowed only 199 YPG through the air and 8 TDs – the lowest total in the NFL. We couldn’t have been more wrong in saying every Colt was a bad start last week, but we’re sticking with it this week.
 
GOOD STARTS: RB Ray Rice
 
MIDDLE OF THE ROAD STARTS: QB Joe Flacco, RB Ricky Williams, WR Anquan Boldin, WR Torrey Smith
 
BAD STARTS: Any Colt
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