Colts-Ravens: What to watch
Ravens tough at home, but Andrew Luck's Colts on impressive roll
|Indianapolis at Baltimore|
|When: 1:00 PM ET|
After watching film of both teams, Scouts Inc. breaks down key elements of the wild-card matchup between the Colts and Ravens.
• Feed 'em some Rice: The Ravens' offense is at its best when it flows through Ray Rice. Baltimore rested Rice in Week 17, giving him just three touches, so he should be fresh. Bernard Pierce has proved to be an excellent backup to Rice and spells him very effectively. The two best run-blockers for Baltimore are Marshal Yanda and thumping fullback Vonta Leach; left tackle Michael Oher has struggled in this area. Still, Baltimore is better blocking in the run game than in pass protection. The best way to attack Indianapolis' defense is on the ground, which should mean plenty of Rice. The Ravens have not schemed it up very well this season, but getting Rice on a linebacker in the passing game is a great matchup for Baltimore.
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