Colts
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44 - 20 Final
  for this game

Colts crush Ravens for fourth straight win

Dec 10, 2007 - 5:54 AM BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- -- Last week, the Baltimore Ravens gave the New England Patriots all they could handle, but on Sunday they were no match for the Indianapolis Colts.

Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes, including the 300th of his career, as the defending Super Bowl champion Colts rolled to a 44-20 victory over the reeling Baltimore Ravens.

Baltimore was coming off a crushing last-minute defeat to the unbeaten Patriots on Monday night. Although the Ravens dominated play, they watched the Patriots march 73 yards in the final 3:30 for the winning touchdown - helped in large part by a defensive holding call in the end zone that would have ended the game.

The Ravens left Monday's game feeling robbed but they could not pin this loss on anything but their own shoddy play. Kyle Boller threw three interceptions and Baltimore lost a pair of fumbles - way too many mistakes against Manning, who took advantage.

"They just jumped out on us and we couldn't recover," said defensive tackle Kelly Gregg. "We played sloppy on defensive and sloppy on offense. To have an effort like that is just inexcusable,"

Manning completed 13-of-17 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns in the first half. He left the game in the third quarter but not after joining John Elway, Fran Tarkenton, Dan Marino and Brett Favre as the only quarterbacks with at least 300 career TD passes.

Joseph Addai also had a big night with three touchdowns. He caught a 19-yard TD pass from Manning and scored on runs of one and 11 yards. Rookie Anthony Gonzalez had a pair of long TD receptions, the first two touchdowns of his career, and finished with six catches for 134 yards.

The victory, paired with a loss by the Tennessee Titans to San Diego earlier Sunday, locked up Indianapolis' sixth straight playoff berth.

"We're real pleased by the performance," Colts coach Tony Dungy said. "We thought with their emotional game last week, with a short week and a lot of guys banged up, if we could get on them early and get the lead, it would help, and that's what happened."

On the opposite end of the spectrum is Baltimore, which has lost seven consecutive games, playing for little more than pride and a chance to get a look at young players for next season.

Troy Smith, the 2006 Heisman Trophy winner out of Ohio State, made his debut for Baltimore late in the fourth quarter and gave the Ravens at least a little something positive to take out of what otherwise was a lost night.

Smith led the Ravens on a 41-yard scoring drive in seven plays, completing 3-of-5 passes for 33 yards and capping the march with a six-yard TD run.

"It definitely leaves a damper on the moment because we didn't get the win," Smith said. "Regardless of what I did, that means nothing in the big scheme of things because we need a win for the team. Moments like that are for your family."

Head coach Brian Billick was asked if this game was rock bottom for him and the Ravens.

"I don't know. I'll let you determine that," Billick said. "This is very,very disappointing. We now have to go on the road for the next two weeks so you have to find a way emotionally, mentally and intellectually to take on that challenge."








  • CORRECTION
    NFL
    INDIANAPOLIS 44
    BALTIMORE 20 FINAL

    Colts vs. RavensDec 10 6:49 AM


  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    INDIANAPOLIS 23 14 7 0 44
    BALTIMORE 0 7 0 13 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IND - TD, REGGIE WAYNE 34 YD PASS FROM PEYTON
    MANNING (ADAM VINATIERI KICK),
    3:41. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards in
    3:41. Key plays: Manning 6-yard
    pass to Gonzalez on 3rd-and-3 to
    Indianapolis 4

    Dec 9 11:20 PM


  • NFL
    TD BAL
    TROY SMITH 6 YD RUN
    (MATT STOVER KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 44
    BALTIMORE 20 0:59 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 11:16 PM


  • NFL
    TD BAL
    DEVARD DARLING 4 YD PASS FROM KYLE BOLLER
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    INDIANAPOLIS 44
    BALTIMORE 13 14:10 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 10:39 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    INDIANAPOLIS 23 14 7 44
    BALTIMORE 0 7 0 7 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IND - TD, REGGIE WAYNE 34 YD PASS FROM PEYTON
    MANNING (ADAM VINATIERI KICK),
    3:41. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards in
    3:41. Key plays: Manning 6-yard
    pass to Gonzalez on 3rd-and-3 to
    Indiana

    Dec 9 10:35 PM


  • NFL
    TD IND
    ANTHONY GONZALEZ 41 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING
    (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 44
    BALTIMORE 7 12:37 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 10:09 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    INDIANAPOLIS 23 14 37
    BALTIMORE 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IND - TD, REGGIE WAYNE 34 YD PASS FROM PEYTON
    MANNING (ADAM VINATIERI KICK),
    3:41. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards in
    3:41. Key plays: Manning 6-yard
    pass to Gonzalez on 3rd-and-3 to
    Indianapoli

    Dec 9 9:51 PM
  • senorpepr :yawn:

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 9:40 PM


  • NFL
    TD IND
    ANTHONY GONZALEZ 57 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING
    (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 37
    BALTIMORE 7 6:20 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 9:36 PM


  • NFL
    TD BAL
    YAMON FIGURS 94 YD KICKOFF RETURN
    (MATT STOVER KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 30
    BALTIMORE 7 11:44 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 9:20 PM


  • NFL
    TD IND
    JOSEPH ADDAI 11 YD RUN
    (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 30
    BALTIMORE 0 11:57 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 9:16 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    INDIANAPOLIS 23 23
    BALTIMORE 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: IND - TD, REGGIE WAYNE 34 YD PASS FROM PEYTON
    MANNING (ADAM VINATIERI KICK),
    3:41. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards in
    3:41. Key plays: Manning 6-yard
    pass to Gonzalez on 3rd-and-3 to
    Indiana

    Dec 9 9:08 PM
  • SuketoKetchi This games over :)

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 9:06 PM


  • NFL
    SAFETY IND
    BALL THROUGH END ZONE
    INDIANAPOLIS 23
    BALTIMORE 0 1:57 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 9:04 PM


  • NFL
    TD IND
    JOSEPH ADDAI 19 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING
    (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 21
    BALTIMORE 0 4:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 8:58 PM


  • NFL
    TD IND
    JOSEPH ADDAI 1 YD RUN
    (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 14
    BALTIMORE 0 9:09 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 8:42 PM


  • NFL
    TD IND
    REGGIE WAYNE 34 YD PASS FROM PEYTON MANNING
    (ADAM VINATIERI KICK)
    INDIANAPOLIS 7
    BALTIMORE 0 11:19 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Colts vs. RavensDec 9 8:35 PM
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