Ravens remain stalled as Colts finish off victory

The Baltimore Sun

What went right -- After a 51-yard field goal by Matt Stover pulled the Ravens within 12-6 early in the fourth quarter, they got the ball back on a Peyton Manning interception with a chance to go ahead. Ed Reed's second pickoff set up the Ravens at their 39 with 12 minutes left.

What went wrong -- The Ravens moved across midfield, but Steve McNair's third-and-nine pass for Demetrius Williams was intercepted by Nick Harper to snuff that go-ahead opportunity. The Ravens stopped the Colts again and got the ball back with 8:43 to play, but went three-and-out with another poor offensive series.

Winning drive -- The Colts got the ball with 7:39 left in the game and didn't give it back until 23 seconds remained. They got a clinching 35-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri to finish a 13-play, 47-yard drive. Dominic Rhodes ran the ball down the Ravens' throats, converting two third-down power runs. The Ravens' defense was helpless to stop Rhodes on the game's biggest drive.

Play of the game -- The only pass in that drive was a 14-yarder to tight end Dallas Clark on third-and-five. Manning had just used his last timeout at 3:57. Had the Ravens stopped that play, they would have had plenty of time to move down field. But Clark made a diving catch against good coverage by Corey Ivy to extend the drive.

Copyright © 2021, The Baltimore Sun, a Baltimore Sun Media Group publication | Place an Ad