The Colts will face a Ravens’ team that is on a roll. Hopefully the rest the Colts had pretty much the last three weeks will have them ready to go tomorrow night. The Colts must jump on the Ravens quick in a attempt to take them out of their gameplan. The Ravens want to run the ball and keep it away from the Colts’ offense. The Ravens’ CBs are the weakness of the defense so look for Peyton Manning to be targeting Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie a lot. It would also be smart for the Colts to run the ball some with Joseph Addai to keep the Ravens from bringing a big pass rush.
This is not a good matchup for the Colts’ D which is more equipped to stop the pass than the run. The Colts need DTs Daniel Muir, Antonio Johnson and middle linebacker Gary Brackett to stop the inside running game of the Ravens and that will not be easy. If the Ravens are running the ball well and there is no reason to think they won’t the Colts could be in some trouble in this game. DEs Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis will likely be negated in this game as the Ravens won’t be throwing the ball much.
PREDICTION: COLTS 23, RAVENS 20