The Indianapolis Colts were coming off a great win in Detroit while the Ravens were coming off a close loss to Pittsburgh on Nov. 8. Both teams had something to prove in this Sunday 1 o'clock game.
The first quarter was a marking of territory for the Colts as rookie running back Jonathan Taylor ran in a one-yard score in the middle of the first quarter with Indy striking first overall. Just a couple of minutes later, Baltimore came back and tied the score at seven with Colts fumble return by Raven defender Chuck Clark 65 yards to the house. It felt like both teams were just feeling each other out in the first half as both defenses were not allowing long drives down the field.
With about 45 seconds remaining in the half, Colts kicker Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a 43-yard field to take the lead at half 10-7. The second half was more of the same, both teams stopping each other until Baltimore went in front with a Gus Edwards 1 yard run making the score 14-10. Then it became more of a one-sided game as Baltimore proceeded to score ten more unanswered points to get the score to 24-10 by the end of the game. Phillip Rivers was 25 of 43 for 227 yards and no scores with giving an interception away. While there was barely any running game coming from Jonathan Taylor as well barley getting above 50 yards with the one score.
This drops the Colts to 5-3 on the season. The team travels to Tennessee for a big division game this coming Thursday. Game time set for 8:20 on Fox.