I just want Houston and us to win, I really really wanna see us play the Broncos....would be fun bc it's a win win for most Colts fans
Ravens 16 Colts 23
I am expecting a couple of picks from Flacco, 80-90 yds from Rice, no turnover for the Colts.
Letting you guys know this right now, the Ravens will try to test us deep early, we better be ready.
Chuck will have the men ready to play on Sunday. Colts 24 Ravens 17
Lewis is back for them? Even if he won't be 100% ready, the psychological boost for them will be crucial.
Come on Colts, you can do it. Cannot wait for the playoffs and Sunday especially.
I could see this game going either way. I think Baltimore will win, but I'm not at all scared of a QB who has only beaten the Colts once and it was in the 2011 lost season. They also lost to Philly and could only hang 9 on KC. But then they also beat the Pats and scored one of the handful of 50+ point games in the NFL this year. Baltimore is an enigma. If good Baltimore shows up the Colts won't be able to hang. If bad Baltimore shows up the Colts should win. I predict a mix of both.
And hope I'm wrong.
Ray Lewis is now retiring at the end of the season. I would love for the Colts to end his career this weekend, at least then Baltimore could hate us for a reason that is still relevant in the 21st century.
Pagano was their Defensive Coordinator last year and Secondary coach for the three years prior to that, so obviously he knows a thing or two about that team. I'm sure he knows the flaws of Flacco that we should expose. Also, Arians faced the Ravens twice a year from 07-11 when he was the Steelers OC. We have a coaching staff that is very familiar with Baltimore, and that can't do anything but help.
This is a homer pick to the max, but I don't care: Colts 23 Ravens 20
My other wildcard picks this weekend: Seahawks, Packers, Texans
Can you keep Ray Rice from running wild? If so, then Flacco will not beat you.
Coming off last week's performance against another playoff team playing for the #1 seed, I am less dubious about the Colts chances in this one. I've gone from a Colt's victory being a massive upset to it being a mild upset. In other words, we have a decent shot, but should by no means be considered the favorite, let alone 50/50 to win.
I'm optimistic it will be a good (competitive) game, but I just don't know that we're quite there yet. I'll say Baltimore 24 / Indy 17.
I think there is a lot to be said about playoff experience. And the Ravens have a ton of it. The game really comes down to the QBs though. Which is why I want to pick the Colts, cause I trust Luck more than Flacco. But i think Joe gets it done this weekend.
I could see this going either way. Ravens have the experience and the home field advantage; Colts are in general just happy to be here. I think the game will come down to turnovers. If Luck takes care of the ball and we force a Flacco INT or two, I think we can win. I'd put the odds at about 65% that Baltimore takes it though. Playoff tested, proven coach, home field advantage, etc.
Oh No! Why would he post a photo of him wearing the Super Bowl winning cap before our first playoff match? Jinx of the highest order :D
Score prediction I usually don't do but hey it's they playoffs... Colts 23 - Rat Birds 17.
Edit: On second thought it probably is real since Jimmy Irsay is a little nuts and likes media attention