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Colts-Ravens: Peyton Manning Works D Over | 2010 NFL Playoff Fantasy Football

NFL Divisional Playoffs - Baltimore Ravens v Indianapolis Colts

The Ravens played an almost flawless game last week against the Patriots but in this contest they shot themselves in the foot all night. This game could have been closer if the Ravens didn’t make key turnovers and penalties at important moments of the game. Instead the Colts walked away with an easy twenty to three victory in their first game in the 2010 NFL playoffs.

Peyton Manning Looks Solid

From the first drive of the game Peyton Manning looked on point as he drove his team down for a field goal. By the end of the first half, the Colts had the Ravens right where they wanted them with a seventeen to three lead. The key point in the contest was on one drive in the second half when Ravens’ safety Ed Reed intercepted Manning twice. On Reed’s first interception, he fumbled the football while returning it.

Ravens vs. Colts Playoff Game

On the second interception, the play was called back because of a pass interference call on another Ravens defender.

These two missed opportunities were a back breaker for the Ravens’ as their offense failed to produce points all night.

Colts Defense

If the Colts are going to win a Super Bowl this season it will be because of the solid play that their defense has had to compliment their dynamic offense. Even without former defensive MVP safety Bob Sanders, this defense is having a very good year and tonight they played strong.

Next week the Colts will host another playoff game and I would expect this defense to give their opponent problems in the passing game.

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