The Colts beat the Ravens by being the Ravens. They controlled the ball, ran effectively when needing to work the clock, played rugged defense, forced turnovers and settled for lots of field goals.
They pretty much took the crowd out of the game, another huge factor. Or the Ravens took them out of it, depending on how you look at things
Steve McNair has been a great addition this season, but he killed the Ravens today with his two interceptions.
Four turnovers, missed chances at interceptions, a Mark Clayton fumble after a long gain, untimely penalties...not exactly what Ravens fans wanted or expected after a week filled with hype.
Peyton Manning's number were ugly again today, but throwing for 400 yards hasn't gotten him to the Super Bowl. This might be the way to do it.
If the Colts keep playing defense like this - and I can't believe I'm even typing these words - they'll keep winning. And since I'm picking the Patriots to beat the Chargers, I see them at home next weekend.
Which means they'll be on the road, since I haven't exactly been on the money lately.