Ravens-Colts predictions from The Baltimore Sun

January 03, 2013|The Baltimore Sun

Kevin Cowherd

Ravens 21, Colts 14

The jacked-up Ravens will run Ray Rice into the ground against the NFL's 29th-ranked rushing defense and stave off Ray Lewis' retirement for at least another week. Look for the stadium to practically levitate when No. 52 comes through the tunnel and does his goofy dance.

Edward Lee

Ravens 24, Colts 17

The Chuck Pagano story may be the most inspiring one of the 2012 season, but no amount of emotion will overcome the tidal wave of support awaiting Ray Lewis when he steps onto the field at M&T Bank Stadium for perhaps the last time in his illustrious 17-year career. That will be enough for the Ravens to advance to the AFC divisional playoff round.

Mike Preston

Ravens 21, Colts 17

The Ravens need to start early and ride the momentum of the home crowd. The Colts have a lot of young players and the longer they stick around, the more confidence they gain.

Peter Schmuck

Ravens 26, Colts 20

A Balanced Ravens offense will be the difference in this emotional tug-of-war against the team Baltimore football fans still get emotional about.

Matt Vensel

Ravens 33, Colts 27

With so much emotion on each sideline, this game could teeter either way. But with the rowdy crowd on their side, it is advantage Ravens.

Aaron Wilson

Ravens 24, Colts 21

Pushed to the brink, the Ravens utilize a punishing running game, Justin Tucker's kicks and a resilient defense.

Jeff Zrebiec

Ravens 24, Colts 20

All the talk will be on the likely last home game in Ray Lewis' extraordinary career and rightly so. But the reason the Ravens will win this game is quarterback Joe Flacco, who should have his way with a suspect Indy defense.

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