An interception by LB Gary Brackett deep in their own territory helped the Colts escape Baltimore with a 17-15 victory.
Former Ravens K Matt Stover hit a field goal that accounted for the final Colts margin of victory.
Stover’s kick came on the possession after the Colts defense forced the Ravens to settle for a field goal after having first-and-goal on the one.
Colts TE Tom Santi had six catches for 80 yards in his first game of the season, but also fumbled at the Ravens four-yard-line to kill a drive.
The Colts turned the ball over three times, only the eighth time they’ve done that in a game since the start of the 2003 season.
Said Ravens coach John Harbaugh of not giving the ball to RB Le’Ron McClain on the goal line, “I don’t think it would have made a difference who was carrying the ball in that situation the way it played out.”
The Ravens had the ball inside the Colts 30 seven times and came away with only 15 points.
New Ravens K Billy Cundiff tied a franchise record with five field goals, but missed on a sixth attempt.
Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun rationalizes Ravens S Ed Reed’s ill-fated lateral on a punt return at the end of the game by pointing out all the things he did to help them win on the way to that play.
Ravens WR Derrick Mason had nine catches for 142 yards in the losing effort.