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
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.8||3.7|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||11:19||Reggie Wayne 34 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||7||0|
|TD||09:09||Joseph Addai 1 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||14||0|
|TD||04:05||Joseph Addai 19 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||21||0|
|SF||01:57||Ball Through End Zone||23||0|
|TD||11:57||Joseph Addai 11 Yd Run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||30||0|
|TD||11:44||Yamon Figurs 94 Yd Kickoff Return (Matt Stover Kick)||30||7|
|TD||06:20||Anthony Gonzalez 57 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||37||7|
|TD||12:37||Anthony Gonzalez 40 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Adam Vinatieri Kick)||44||7|
|TD||14:10||Devard Darling 4 Yd Pass From Kyle Boller (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)||44||13|
|TD||00:59||Troy Smith 6 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||44||20|