Jan 6, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) makes a 46 yard catch in front of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Cassius Vaughn (32) to set up a third quarter touchdown during the AFC Wild Card playoff game at M

Wild Card Recap: Ravens Suffocate Colts, 24-9. Will Face Broncos Next Week


Joe Flacco tossed two second half touchdown passes to lead Baltimore to a workmanlike 24-9 victory over visiting Indianapolis.

The teams traded field goals in the second quarter to start the scoring, and Vonta Leach punched in a 2 yard touchdown run to give the Ravens a 10-3 lead in the final minute of the first half. Andrew Luck was able to move the Colts down the field to set up a 52 yard field goal just before halftime.

The second half featured a standout performance from Anquan Boldin, who finished with 145 receiving yards and an outstanding fourth quarter touchdown catch to cap off the scoring. Baltimore also got a big performance from Bernard Pierce, as he finished with 103 yards on 13 carries.

Andrew Luck had 288 yards through the air for the Colts, who were Indianapolis was without offensive coordinator and former interim head coach Bruce Arians. Arians missed the game with an as yet undisclosed illness, and needed treatment at the hospital.

The Ravens now advance to face the Broncos in Denver next week. In Week 15, the Broncos traveled to Baltimore and beat the Ravens 34-17.


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