Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates with fans from the stands after defeating the Carolina Panthers 38-10 at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
The Ravens and Colts matchup was supposed to be a high scoring affair. But it proved to be a defensive showdown, one that saw the Ravens fall short at the end and lose, 20-13. The Ravens fall to 3-2 and are now 0-5 all time in Indianapolis. The Colts, meanwhile, improve to 3-2.
Joe Flacco was under constant duress and absorbed four sacks, with undrafted free agent left tackle James Hurst giving up three of them. Flacco was on the run all afternoon as the Colts continuously got pressure with five man rushes. Flacco finished 22 of 38 for 235 yards, 0 touchdowns, and one interception.
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The Ravens defense did an admirable job slowing down Andrew Luck and the Colts number one rated offense, limiting Luck to 32 of 49 passing for 312 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The Ravens got consistent pressure on Luck, but only recorded one sack in the game.
The Ravens could only muster 90 yards rushing in their worst performance on the ground of the season. Justin Forsett led the way with 6 carries for 42 yards and a touchdown. The Ravens only attempted 15 rushes in a game where they trailed the entire time and could only come up with 15 first downs and 287 yards on 21:17 time of possession. The Colts had the ball for 38:43.
The Ravens travel to Tampa Bay to face the resurgent Buccaneers next week. The Ravens play three out of their next four games on the road, including spots at the Bengals and at the Steelers.