8:15 PM ET, December 9, 2007
M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes, earned another trip to the playoffs and etched his name in the NFL record book.And he didn't even have to play much past halftime to do it.With Manning leading the way, the Indianapolis Colts strolled back into the postseason by building a 30-point lead in the second quarter en route to a 44-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
For the second straight week, Peyton Manning had four TD passes, tying Johnny Unitas for the third-most games all-time.
Baltimore's Derrick Mason had three catches to reach 88, a Ravens single-season record. ... Indianapolis has won four straight against Baltimore, including the playoffs.
The Ravens must have thought they were playing a Colts team with three Bob Sanders. Sanders rolled up into the box as the eighth defender at times and played deep safety at others. No matter where he lined up, he seemed to be near the ball when it came time to make the tackle. The one positive thing the Ravens did was plug up the middle. With Baltimore's Kelly Gregg and Haloti Ngata on the inside, the Colts had to run to the outside to find any success. But it was a short field -- thanks to three interceptions, two fumbles and a blocked punt -- that made it an easy game for Indianapolis.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.8||3.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-3||2-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||11:25||Reggie Wayne, 34 yd pass from Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 65 yds, 3:41
|TD||9:11||Joseph Addai, 1 yd run (Adam Vinatieri kick is good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 12 yds, 0:35
|TD||4:11||Joseph Addai, 19 yd pass from Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 19 yds, 0:00
Drive info: 3 plays, 5 yds, 2:08
|TD||12:04||Joseph Addai, 11 yd run (Adam Vinatieri kick is good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yds, 5:00
|TD||11:57||Yamon Figurs, 94 yd kickoff return (Matt Stover kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 94 yds, 0:00
|TD||6:30||Anthony Gonzalez, 57 yd pass from Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri kick is good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 68 yds, 2:16
|TD||12:43||Anthony Gonzalez, 40 yd pass from Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri kick is good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 42 yds, 0:52
|TD||14:15||Devard Darling, 4 yd pass from Kyle Boller(Kyle Boller pass to Devard Darling for 2pt conversion failed)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 63 yds, 7:20
|TD||1:05||Troy Smith, 6 yd run (Matt Stover kick is good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 41 yds, 1:22