AFC Wild Card Predictions

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Dec 30 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano waves to the fans as he walks onto the field before the game against the Houston Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports


  • Indianpolis @ Baltimore
    • Depending on how healthy the Ravens are for this next game, this is the Indianapolis Colts’ game to lose. With a majority of the Baltimore linebacking squad listed as inactive for the last game, it is hard to tell how healthy they actually are. However, given the fact that Baltimore pulled most of their starters after the first few drives leads people to believe that having the plethora of inactive players was just precautionary. Even if all of those in-actives come back for the playoffs, which the probably will, the Ravens are still without a decent secondary. Ladarius Webb is out indefinitely, and Ed Reed cannot do everything by himself. Unless Baltimore can get an enormous amount of pressure on Andrew Luck, which is still a possibility, they would need to have near-perfect coverage from Jimmy Smith and Carey Williams. The one area for concern for the Colts is their defense. it has tremendous holes in the secondary, and is shaky in defending the run game. This could be a problem considering the Ravens have one of the best deep threats in the NFL in Torrey Smith, and a solid run game in Ray Rice. The Ravens Offense will pick off where it left off against New York and keep on rolling into the second round of the Playoffs against the New England Patriots.


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