PREDICTION:

This much-anticipated matchup before the season began has become just another hurdle — albeit seemingly a small one — slowing the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000161" title="Baltimore Ravens" href="/topic/sports/football/baltimore-ravens-ORSPT000161.topic">Ravens</a> from getting what they want: an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000000252" title="AFC North" href="/topic/sports/football/afc-north-ORSPT000000252.topic">AFC North</a> title and the conference’s No.1 seed. The <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000044" title="Indianapolis Colts" href="/topic/sports/football/indianapolis-colts-ORSPT000044.topic">Colts</a> still have plenty of talent, including a host of dangerous receivers and one of the best pass-rushing tandems in the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000007" title="National Football League" href="/topic/sports/football/national-football-league-ORSPT000007.topic">NFL</a>. However, it’s impossible to overlook the fact that they are ranked in the bottom five in the NFL in total offense, points per game, total defense, rush defense, points allowed per game, third down defense and turnover ratio. The Colts may well get a win before their season ends, but it’s not going to come this week. The guess here is that they keep it close for a while before the Ravens’ suddenly revived run game and their attacking defense become too much for Indianapolis to handle.<br>
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RAVENS, 30-13
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( David Richard-US PRESSWIRE, US PRESSWIRE / December 4, 2011 )

This much-anticipated matchup before the season began has become just another hurdle — albeit seemingly a small one — slowing the Ravens from getting what they want: an AFC North title and the conference’s No.1 seed. The Colts still have plenty of talent, including a host of dangerous receivers and one of the best pass-rushing tandems in the NFL. However, it’s impossible to overlook the fact that they are ranked in the bottom five in the NFL in total offense, points per game, total defense, rush defense, points allowed per game, third down defense and turnover ratio. The Colts may well get a win before their season ends, but it’s not going to come this week. The guess here is that they keep it close for a while before the Ravens’ suddenly revived run game and their attacking defense become too much for Indianapolis to handle.

RAVENS, 30-13

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