"We did some great things on offense but weren't able to score touchdowns," said offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, whose offense totaled 354 yards. "That's the story of that game. I think everyone knows it and everyone saw it."

* On the ensuing Colts series, Harbaugh made a mistake by calling a timeout before throwing out the red flag to challenge the spot of the ball on Reggie Wayne's short catch. When referee John Parry didn't overturn the play, the Ravens lost their final two timeouts with 2:19 left in the game.

"I was trying to flip the timeout into a challenge," Harbaugh said. "They wouldn't let me do it. They were right in not letting me do it. I tried to get too much done in that situation. That was a bad job by me."

* After the Ravens' defense stopped the Colts for the sixth time in nine drives, Reed ran back the punt 4 yards before trying to lateral the ball to rookie Lardarius Webb. The haphazard toss was recovered by Indianapolis' Freddy Keiaho at the Ravens' 40.

The Ravens would have needed to go 32 yards in 28 seconds for a long field goal if Reed had signaled a fair catch. His turnover allowed the Colts to seal their seventh straight win over the Ravens with a kneel-down by Manning.

Harbaugh didn't talk to Reed after the game and didn't want to comment on it to reporters. "I don't have any thoughts on it right now," he said.

Reed, who has lateraled the ball several times throughout his career, declined to comment in the locker room.

"I was surprised," Webb said of the lateral to him. "I thought he was going down. He likes to make the big play. That wasn't the play that lost the game."

The Ravens' second straight home loss - the first time that has happened since the end of the 2007 season - was a team effort. Now, the Ravens have to fix everything before playing the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers on Sunday night.

"We got to make sure we do what we need to do from here on out to win football games," Mason said. "No more excuses. That's what it boils down to."

Baltimore Sun reporters Kevin Van Valkenburg and Edward Lee contributed to this article.