INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis made a tactical choice to imitate Baltimore on Sunday.
Andrew Luck played keep away. The Colts’ running backs overpowered defenders. And when defensive stops were needed, Indy came up with the biggest plays of all.
Luck threw one touchdown pass, ran for another Sunday and masterfully milked the clock late before Indy’s suddenly stout defense snuffed out the Ravens’ final chance with a daring deflection to preserve a 20-13 victory.
“I’m pretty sure he (Chuck Pagano) is trying to instill the same traits in us with being a physical team,” cornerback Vontae Davis said of Indy’s coach, who spent four seasons on the Ravens’ staff. “It was a physical game.”
No, it wasn’t pretty.
Luck threw two interceptions, had one touchdown called back because of a rare penalty on Reggie Wayne and couldn’t convert on fourth-and-1 on the Colts’ opening possession. He still finished 32 of…
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