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Everyone's talking about the Andrew Luck factor and the Chuck Pagano variable in this one, but I think the Ravens have trumped all of that with their intelligent rationing of the physical health of their best players.
The Ravens therefore should crush the visiting Colts on Wild Card Weekend...
Realistically Andrew Luck and the Colts should be no match for what the Ravens' defense is about to bring down upon them. And the Ravens' offense will be healthier, too.
Ray Lewis (ILB) is back and will play at least a few significant snaps. Terrell Suggs (OLB) is rested and will wreak havoc in both pass rushing and coverage. Bernard Pollard (SS) will return and bring pressure from the defensive backfield. Ed Reed (FS) will be playing centerfield again. Marshal Yanda (RG) will return to anchor the offensive line and pave the road for Ray Rice in the running game. And perhaps most importantly of all, a well-rested Haloti Ngata (DT) will...
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Colts QB Andrew Luck leads his team into Baltimore for the first playoff game of his career.
The Indianapolis Colts meet the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the playoffs Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. This game is not without interesting story lines.
1). Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano, one week after returning to the sidelines following a three month absence during which he...
The 2012 NFL Playoffs are set, and now is the time to think about the potential Super Bowl XLVII matchups we could have in the Big Easy. It always seems the NFL season goes by quick when it gets here and it sure has. Just last year we were talking about whether the Indianapolis Colts would keep both Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck, maybe pass on Andrew Luck to keep Peyton Manning...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is growing up.
His completion percentage has taken a hit over the past few weeks and his quarterback rating is nowhere close to what he would like. But after averaging more than one interception per game through the first 15 weeks of the season, the No. 1 overall draft...
The bad boy of the NFL that you just can’t help but love, Ray Lewis, is retiring when the 2012-13 season ends for his team. Ray Lewis, a 17 year veteran of the NFL was the first player drafted by the Baltimore Ravens when the team moved to B’more in 1996. He has donned the purple and black as number 52 throughout his pro football career – a rarity in the NFL where players...
Now that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has announced that he’ll be retiring at the end of this season, Richard Deitsch of SI.com is reporting that he’ll be signing on with ESPN to prepare for life after football.Multiple sources told SI.com the Ravens linebacker is close to signing a multi-year contract with the network. At ESPN, Lewis is expected to have a significant...
THE FASHIONABLE MALE
We already know Jim Irsay as the bro who never had to grow up. Little known fact about bros: they never have to grow up if their dad is there to hand them an NFL team when they become of age. And that’s the story of Jim Irsay and why he gets to spend his life tweeting classic rock lyrics while being the owner of the Indianapolis Colts. Playoff time is coming. The Colts are involved...
Indianpolis Colts owner Jim Irsay loves Twitter way too much. When he’s not using it to try to build anticipation about a Colts trade or free agent signing, he’s tweeting out things that make him sound like a 15-year-old girl. And when he’s not doing that, he’s tweeting out pictures of himself dressed like an absolute d-bag.
Irsay tweeted the photo you see above on Wednesday...
I understand that not everyone hates the Ravens as much as I do. That’s fair. Part of my hatred is borne of homerism and most of you have different rooting interests than I. But a good chunk of my hatred for the Ravens is because of Ray Lewis and I am quite certain that I am not alone in my contempt for Ray-Ray. Even if you believe Ray-Ray had nothing to do with some guy getting...
The Indianapolis Colts returned to the playoffs just one season after finishing with the worst record in the league, and actually won 11 games. Obviously, they hit payday with the selection of Andrew Luck. And owner Jim Irsay couldn’t be happier about their game this weekend against the Ravens. He is so excited that he Tweeted not once, but twice! Same picture, slightly different...
Colts linebacker Dwight Freeney did not practice on Wednesday but the reason is not believed to be injury related.
The seven-time Pro Bowler has had a lackluster season for the Colts but has come on strong as of late, registering a sack in each of their past three games. He has recorded five for the season to go along with 12 tackles.
Linebacker Pat Angerer and defensive tackle...
Football is a game full of emotions and momentum swings. The motivation for such swings can come from something as common as a touchdown or a turnover, or it could come from something as unexpected as a teammate’s inspiring sermon before the game.
The NFL faced the fate of losing one of its great ambassadors of the game on Wednesday, when arguably the most emotional and motivational...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
On Wednesday, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis returned to practice. Ray Lewis
Lewis hasn’t played since Week 6 against the Dallas Cowboys. He is expected to play in the Ravens playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Before returning to practice, he said he would be retiring after the season...
The NFL’s long awaited elimination tournament arrives in full force this weekend with four wild card matchups on the schedule. The Ravens welcome familiar AFC rival, the Indianapolis Colts, into M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m. for their first round showdown between the conference’s fourth and fifth seeds. Baltimore finished the regular season at 10-6, and wanders...
Sunday was quite a day at Lucas Oil Stadium.It marked the return of Colts head coach Chuck Pagano back to the sideline, a 28-16 victory over AFC South rival Houston, and a halftime show featuring a monkey wearing an Andrew Luck jersey while riding a dog.Yeah, add this one to the "things you don't see everyday" category. It definitely deserves such a tag.Indy is slated...
There are plenty of concerns for the Indianapolis Colts this week in regard to Sunday's wild-card game against the Baltimore Ravens.
One thing that doesn't seem to be an issue for the Colts is their rookie quarterback.
"I'm not worried about it at all," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. "It goes back to the maturity level. He's playing right now...