8:15 PM ET, January 16, 2010
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning beat the Ravens and buried a myth.Say goodbye to the bye-week blues.In his first game since winning an unprecedented fourth NFL MVP award, Manning threw for two touchdowns Saturday night in the Indianapolis Colts' 20-3 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. The decisive win came after a playoff bye, something that had been a plague, not a respite, for Manning and his teammates.
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The Ravens' offense has struggled to solve the Colts defense over the past two seasons.
• The three points allowed is the fewest by the Colts in the postseason since the 1971 Divisional playoffs vs. the Browns (three).
• Saturday was the first time Peyton Manning won a playoff game after a first-round bye.
• With the Saints win earlier Saturday, 2009 is the first time since 2004 that the No. 1 seed in each conference advanced to the conference championship.
• The Ravens lost their eighth straight game vs. the Colts, including the postseason.
• Ray Rice was the second player in the Super Bowl era (along with Joseph Addai in Super Bowl XLI) with 60 rush yards, 60 receiving yards, and 9 catches in a playoff game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
It was Indy's first postseason win since the Super Bowl in January 2007. ... Manning is 8-8 in the playoffs. ... Baltimore has never allowed a 100-yard rusher in 13 playoff games. ... Indy allowed a league-low 13 sacks, but gave up two on Saturday.
INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 16: A fan of the Indianapolis Colts holds up a sign before the Colts take on the Baltimore...(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.9||3.9|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-2||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||10:44||Matt Stover 44 Yd||0||3|
|FG||02:57||Billy Cundiff 25 Yd||3||3|
|TD||02:00||Austin Collie 10 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick)||3||10|
|TD||00:03||Reggie Wayne 3 Yd Pass From Peyton Manning (Matt Stover Kick)||3||17|
|FG||13:26||Matt Stover 33 Yd||3||20|
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