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Behind The Numbers: Ravens vs. the Colts

Street Talk Behind The Numbers: Ravens vs. the Colts

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Its déjà vu all over again; the Ravens face another team they narrowly missed beating in the regular season. The record on the revenge tour so far is 1-0. What will it take to make it 2-0 and earn a return trip to the AFC Championship game?


 

When I think of Peyton Manning and the Colts I see images of a high-powered, precision offense. Since 2001 the Ravens are 1-7 vs. Manning and said offense, but if you look a little closer at the results you will find it’s been more a story of the Ravens offense failing compared to the Colts offense soaring. Below you will see the stats for Manning vs. the Ravens over the last eight games. Although Manning’s stats are impressive, the numbers that stand out are the points scored by the Ravens, not the points allowed.


 


 


 

Manning


 


 


 


 


 


 

Year

Score

Comp

Att

Yards

Pct.

TD

Int.

Rating

2001

39-27 Ravens

27

48

310

56.3%

2

1

81.1

2002

22-20 Colts

30

40

284

75.0%

1

1

92.1

2004

20-10 Colts

20

33

249

60.6%

1

0

94.1

2005

24-7 Colts

21

36

254

58.3%

2

0

98.6

2006*

15-6 Colts

15

30

170

50.0%

0

2

39.6

2007

44-20 Colts

13

17

249

76.5%

4

0

157.5

2008

31-3 Colts

19

28

271

67.9%

3

0

134.7

2009

17-15 Colts

22

31

299

70.9%

1

2

85.3

Avg.


 

20.9

32.9

260.8

64.4%

1.8

0.8

97.9

* = post season


 

Over the last eight meetings the Ravens have averaged only 15 points against the Colts and in three of the last four games have failed to score a touchdown. Joe Flacco has not produced a TD vs. Indy in eight quarters. The Colts defense has shut down the Ravens offense consistently since 2002 and not allowed more than 20 points against us since 2001.


 

Keep in mind while watching this weekend that if we can trade some field-goals for touchdowns, for a change, we just might have a chance to help the Colts start their off-season sooner rather than later.


 

Flacco vs. Manning 2009 Season Stats

 


 

Comp/Att

Yards

Pct.

Yds/Att

TD

Int

Rating

Flacco

315 / 499

3613

63.1%

7.2

21

12

88.9

Manning

393 / 571

4500

68.8%

7.9

33

16

99.9

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Scot Kleinfeld

About Scot Kleinfeld

Scot is a Baltimore native, a Towson University graduate, and has followed sports since the early 1980's. Scot likes to go inside the numbers and get the real "411" on the wins and losses,  hence his Behind The Numbers column.   Besides being an avid sports fan, Scot has been involved with televison sports production as an Associate Producer since 1993 for WMAR, ESPN, ESPNU,ESPN2, and the former Home Team Sports network.  In addition to his television work Scot has written articles for Baltimore Magazine, Lacrosse Magazine and Patuxent Publishing.  These experiences make him a natural as the creator of the Media Watchdog, another of SK's fine contributions.   More from Scot Kleinfeld

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