Found January 06, 2013 on Football Nation:
The final score might read as a blowout win for the playoff savy Baltimore Ravens over the young, upstart Indianapolis Colts, but this game was far from that.Both teams provided plenty of plays and miscues that will be talked about for days. The clock may have struck midnight to end the Colts fairytale season, but Football Nation will still reward the good, the bad and the ugly for this playoff encounter.The Good: The Ravens DefenseI’m going to use an old sports cliché to describe the play of the Ravens defense, as they were a cohesive unit on Sunday afternoon.Outside linebacker Paul Kruger couldn’t be blocked from the outside and repeatedly created havoc in the backfield. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck quickly learned that making mistakes against this emotionally-charged defense would prove to be costly. Continually, the Ravens defense made critical stops late in the fourth quarter that helped seal a win for their leader, Ray Lewis, in the final home game of his career.The Bad: The ...
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