Colts kick off the scoring with Vinatieri field goals TBTE

Ravens Extra

January 14, 2007|By [Compiled by Ken Murray]

What went right -- The Ravens held the Colts to two field goals after Peyton Manning had them as close as the 5- and 23-yard lines on separate possessions. DT Haloti Ngata and LB Terrell Suggs stuffed Joseph Addai on consecutive downs inside the 10 to force the Colts to settle for a 23-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri on the first possession. An 18-yard punt return by Cory Ross late in the quarter set up the Ravens for their first points, a 40-yard field goal by Matt Stover on the first play of the second quarter.

What went wrong -- Todd Heap caught a pass from Steve McNair but fumbled when hit by Nick Harper, and the Colts were able to capitalize with a 42-yard field goal by Vinatieri without getting a first down. The Ravens' offense wasn't able to get untracked.

Quickest move from sideline -- When officials called Heap down after a short pass on the Ravens' second offensive play, Colts coach Tony Dungy immediately threw his red challenge flag. Replays showed the ball had come out on a hit by Harper before Heap's elbow hit the ground. The completion was turned into a fumble and turnover.

Most cautious play-calling --Ravens coach Brian Billick was playing it close to the vest in the first quarter, ramming Jamal Lewis into the Colts' defensive line. McNair threw only one deep ball (incomplete) in the first quarter and settled for short dump-off-type passes on two third-down attempts that failed.

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