The Baltimore Ravens were held scoreless through three quarters while handing the ball over four times as the Indianapolis Colts posted 17 points in the first half to win 20-3 Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. The game was tied up at three apiece until Peyton Manning hit Austin Collie for a 10 yard completion and TD with two minutes remaining in the second quarter. Manning was able to make reservations for six again before heading into the locker room; this time with Reggie Wayne in the final seconds to tack on the extra insurance.
“There’s no question how the guys used the off week,” said Manning. “We kind of called it preparation week. I thought we had good preparation coming into this game, thought we came out sharp and kind of set the tempo from the get-go.” The Colts will now take on the underdog New York Jets in the 2010 AFC Championship game. They last hosted title match three years ago when they went on to win the Super Bowl in Miami (the same site for this year’s main event).