Colts book date in AFC Championship Game
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(Michael Conroy / Associated Press)
Peyton Manning was far from perfect, but he did an outstanding job of managing the game. With his rushing attack providing no assistance, Manning came up with clutch throws at key times and completed 30 of 44 passes for 246 yards.
The Ravens' formula was to control the clock, dominate on the ground and win the turnover battle. Unfortunately, they were unable to accomplish any of those goals. The Colts had the ball for over 33 minutes, held the Ravens to only 87 rushing yards and were a plus-3 in turnovers.
The Colts improved to 5-0 all-time against the Ravens at home. ... Indianapolis snapped a three-game losing skid in playoff games following a bye. ... In two games against the Colts in the playoffs, the Ravens have not scored a touchdown. ... Ravens safety Ed Reed said after the game he was mulling retirment, saying the chances he will return next season are "50/50". ... Baltimore's Joe Flacco has five interceptions in his last three playoff outings.