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Baltimore Ravens vs Colts: The ugly and the glorious from 31-25 win

By Chris Schisler 

Baltimore Ravens fans…Wow! We’re doing this differently this week. Normally is the time for the good, bad, and ugly post recapping the Ravens game with some succinct analysis. This week we’re doing the glorious and the ugly. We’re also going to lead with the ugly just like the Ravens did themselves against the Colts. It was one of the most glorious come-from-behind wins in Ravens history. It was riddled with problematic football. Let’s get the ugly portion of this post out of the way. 

The ugly:

The Ravens gave up a long touchdown on the first drive for the Colts. On a third and what seemed like forever, a swing pass to Jonathan Taylor went 76 yards. It was absolutely unacceptable because the Ravens had to be ready for that type of play call. The Ravens saw their defenders run themselves out of the play.

The Ravens couldn’t stop the Colts at the beginning of this game. The Colts had a quick strike initially, then it was the Colts abusing the Ravens in time of possession. Tackling had been an issue all year long. Linebackers in coverage had been a problem all year long. All of this remained a problem on Monday night.

To start the second quarter, the Colts had a 3rd & 10. You guessed it, the Ravens gave it up on a Zach Pascal comeback route. How did the subsequent 3rd & 1 go? You guessed it. The Ravens gave it up, losing the battle at the line of scrimmage. It was a frustration you could feel. The Colts had the answers from the jump of this game. The Ravens looked unprepared on both sides of the ball. The effort of the players wasn’t the problem but mistake after mistake put the Ravens in a bad spot. 

The Ravens’ start to this game was certifiably horrible. A game in which they were heavy favorites started about as bad as it could get. 

Okay, let’s fast forward a bit because the first half was almost entirely the ugly section.

The Colts had a 4th & 11 in the final seconds of the first half. The Ravens gave up the fourth down attempt and allowed a field goal attempt. The Colts missed the kick but there was an offsides penalty. The Colts got a mulligan and Rodrigo Blankenship made the kick. At halftime, it was 10-3 and the Ravens were lucky to be in the game. 

Before the comeback could happen, the Ravens had an impossibly frustrating turnover. Lamar Jackson fumbled right near the goal-line. Instead of a much-needed touchdown, the Colts got the ball. Jackson forced a rushing attempt when he should have committed to the handoff. He then fumbled as he went down. The Ravens were lucky that in the review of the play the Colts’ touchdown for running back the fumble was taken away. 

The Ravens defense had a bad performance. There’s no getting around it. The Colts put up 513 total yards. Jonathan Taylor rushed for 53 yards and had 116 yards receiving. Marlon Mack had 47 yards on the ground with an insane average of 9.4 yards per attempt. Anthony Averett got worked hard in this game, though nobody on the defense had much to write home about. 

If it wasn’t for Calais Campbell blocking a field goal in the fourth quarter with a little over four minutes left, the Ravens win couldn’t have happened. We’re talking about a game where the Colts were averaging a bit over eight yards per play. The Colts had very little trouble moving the ball and had multiple chances to put the Ravens away for good. Remember the Ravens had to come back down 22-9 There is a lot to work on. 

There are almost too many things to hit on in the ugly section: 

Tavon Young almost cost the Ravens the game. After the comeback tied the game up, the Colts had the last crack with the football in regulation. It looked like the Colts were going to squander their chance to get into field goal range when Young committed a personal foul. Young clearly had his head knocked into the ground with force, yet he was the reacting party and his outburst got the penalty. The Colts moved into field goal range. Luckily for Baltimore, Blankenship missed the kick. 

The Ravens couldn’t run the ball very well. If you take out the 62 rushing yards of their quarterback, the Ravens would have had 24 yards on the ground. Some of that you have to think is because the Ravens were playing catch-up throughout the game. Still, the offensive line was not creating daylight for the running backs. Latavius Murray averaged 2.8 yards per attempt. Ty’Son Williams had an average of 1.5 yards per attempt. 

Ben Cleveland got hurt in this game and left the game. We have to wait and see what’s wrong with him yet he was carted off the field and didn’t return. Kevin Zeitler also left the game with an injury. It was the last thing a struggling offensive line needed to see. Injuries are always the ugliest part of this sport. 

The Glorious: Baltimore Ravens comeback

Lamar Jackson had over 500 yards of total offense. In his best day ever as a passer, Jackson had 442 passing yards, four touchdowns, and just six incomplete passes. Jackson put the Ravens team on his back and found a way to win. He showed toughness and poise to get the scores the Ravens needed late in the game. 

Jackson’s deep shot to Marquise Brown started everything off. The ball just launched out of his hand like a rocket. Jackson’s passing was historically good. It was the best completion percentage of a 400-yard passing performance in NFL history. Jackson never flinched. He went from having just over 100 yards in the first half to one of the most explosive finishes ever.

Mark Andrews and Marquise Brown were amazing in this game. Andrews and Brown scored on the two final two-point attempts. Andrews had 11 receptions for 147 yards and two touchdowns, while Brown had nine receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns. When the Ravens opened up the offense and had Jackson show off his arm, these are the weapons that did most of the damage. 

Going into the fourth quarter, the Ravens trailed 22-9. Things had to go a very specific way for the Ravens to even have a chance. The Ravens took a weird and going to bed inspiring Monday Night Football game and they turned it into an instant classic. Baltimore outscored the Colts 16-3 in the fourth quarter. They tied things up and with some luck, the game went into overtime. 

Jackson marched the Ravens down the field for what seemed like an easy score in the extra period of play. As obvious as it felt that the Ravens were having a bad night at halftime, in overtime it was equally apparent that the Ravens weren’t getting stopped. 

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In the end, the Ravens just found a way to get the job done. It’s what they’ve done all season. This will go down as one of the most memorable wins in the Baltimore Ravens lure. It took every little thing to go right. It took a forced fumble by Odafe Oweh in the first half that stopped the bleeding a little bit early. They needed Calais Campbell having the blocked field goal. Most importantly it took another MVP caliber performance from Lamar Jackson. 

 

 

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Baltimore Ravens offense: 3 keys to rolling over the Colts

By Chris Schisler

The Baltimore Ravens are about to do battle with the Colts. The excitement of game day is starting to kick in and we still have some analyzing left to do. Here is what the offense needs to accomplish against the Colts. It’s time to give the Irsay’s a loss Baltimore!

1. Keep pass protection in mind:

The Baltimore Ravens have to keep pass protection in mind. Alejandro Villanueva left the Denver Broncos with the knee issue that’s been bothering him. Villanueva is listed as questionable. If he doesn’t play the Ravens have to figure something out at left tackle. If he plays and he isn’t 100 percent, we’ve already seen how ugly it’s been when he’s not feeling it (Ex. loss to the Raiders).

The Ravens have to keep pass protection at the forefront of all their play-calls for the passing game. This is a game where the Ravens shouldn’t utilize a lot of empty set looks. This is a game where it may pay for Patrick Ricard to be in the backfield or on the line of scrimmage more often than not.

Get Mark Andrews to chip block before releasing for his routes, ask the tight ends behind him to imitate Nick Boyle the best they can. Do it all. Protecting Jackson is key. If Jackson has time to throw the football without running for his life Indianapolis is in trouble.

2. Keep the deep shots going:

The Baltimore Ravens are all of a sudden attacking the entire field. This season has seen at least one or two shot plays in every game. The overall aggressiveness of the Ravens has been on display and it’s usually more like a handful of deep bombs from Jackson. The Ravens need to keep putting these shots on film. The more the Ravens make you think you can’t crowd the box and go bananas against the run, the more they can abuse you with their running game. People in the NFL weren’t ready for this Ravens passing attack and it’s showing on a weekly basis.

If the Ravens can loosen up the defense, they can abuse the Colts all night long. That’s the path to the rushing record the Ravens want badly. If the Ravens come out firing shots down the field it changes how the Colts want to play this game.

3. Let Lamar Jackson spark the run game:

The Ravens run game has been hit or miss this season despite keeping their 100-yard rushing game streak alive. The one running Raven that hasn’t been inconsistent is the quarterback. Lamar Jackson has 279 yards on the ground. That’s 115 more yards than Ty’Son Williams, and Williams didn’t play the last game. Jackson is averaging 6.6 yards per rushing attempt.

If the run game isn’t going the Ravens can’t be afraid to get Jackson going on the ground against the Colts. The passing game has done the heavy lifting the last couple of weeks for the Ravens, but getting away from the run game is a bad idea. The fact of the matter is the Ravens finally have balance to the offense. If the Ravens run game steps down a notch, the progress in the passing game means less.

If Latavius Murray is only averaging three yards and some change, and Le’Veon Bell is averaging a bunch of nothing, Jackson has to get the run game going. Jackson’s impact on the run game is essential. The success of the running backs is dependent on Jackson’s ever-present threat of being a runner. This is especially true in a world without J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards.

NEXT POST: Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts: 4 Keys for the defense

These are your keys for the offense. Now it’s time to go get it.

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Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts: 4 Keys for the defense

By Chris Schisler

The Baltimore Ravens have a prime-time fight with the Indianapolis Colts tonight. Let’s take a look at what the defense needs to do in this Monday Night Football appearance. Here are four keys for the Ravens defensively:

1. Up, up… and Oweh:

Odafe Oweh is off to a fantastic start to his rookie season. The Ravens have 10 sacks this season and Oweh has accounted for a pair of them. Oweh made two of the most important plays of the season against the Chiefs that allowed the Ravens to take the ball away from Kansas City for their miraculous win. Four games in and Oweh has ten tackles, six QB hits, and a forced fumble. The Ravens need to see if Oweh can have a sack in back-to-back games.

One way or another the Ravens need to get pressure on the quarterback. The outside linebackers need to keep up the momentum that they picked up last week against the Denver Broncos. Tyus Bowser came to the party with a couple of sacks. Justin Houston and Odafe Oweh both got into the quarterback take-down party. In a week where the Broncos were short on help for the inside of their offensive line, the Ravens dominated the offensive tackles. Against the Colts, Don Martindale needs to see if this can continue.

This is a big picture thing as much as a takedown the Colts thing. The growing hype about Oweh is a real area of hope. The Ravens needed a star pass rusher for a while. The outside linebackers as a whole have been exciting. If this position group keeps a positive trajectory, this defense has a bit more muscle to count on this year.

2. Justin Madubuike… We see you

Justin Madubuike got a sack in Denver as well and is having a strong season. According to Pro Football Focus, Madubuike has had 56 snaps as a pass rusher and 26 run defense stops. The PFF grade for Madubuike in pass-rushing is a very strong 73.8. While he hasn’t quite been the run stopper that Brandon Williams has always been, Madubuike offers more penetration and pocket pushing than Williams ever has. In fact, Madubuike has more talent than Justin Ellis, Michael Pierce, and Timmy Jernigan combined. Things are only going up for him.

Let’s talk about how Madubuike can be a key for this battle against the Colts. If the Ravens keep Wentz in the pocket, Madubuike’s mid-line pressure could give him nowhere to step up in the pocket. Madubuike could offer a lot of problems for the Colts’ offensive line. If the outside linebackers keep up their forceful play and Madubuike does his thing, the Ravens will win the battle at the line of scrimmage. Madubuike plus Oweh and Houston going off equals the whole thing coming together.

3. Ravens corners controlling the action:

Michael Pittman Jr. is a player that needs to be neutralized. He’s a Colts receiver that has had a great start to the season. With his slick route running, his combination of size and body control, and, most of all his toughness, Pittman Jr. can overpower some of his opponents. Mr. Pittman Jr. have you met Marlon Humphrey? Humphrey is a key player in this contest. He can take the Colts’ biggest weapon out of the entire affair.

The Colts’ passing game goes through Pittman Jr. who has eight more receptions than any other player on the team. Eight grabs behind him is Zach Pascal. Pascal does have three touchdown receptions and is a solid number two. Anthony Averett has to limit him. If the Ravens corners can clamp down on the two Colts’ receivers, Martindale can go all-in on the pressure looks he dials up.

This is one week where the tight end position isn’t a huge threat. Jack Doyle has 10 receptions this season, but he isn’t a Darren Waller, Travis Kelce, or a T.J. Hockenson. The passing game comes down to controlling the availability of the top two receivers. This is a game where the Ravens can actually do what they want to do on defense. This is a game where the matchup favors Don Martindale’s comfort zone. Steer into that Wink!

4. For goodness sake just tackle:

The Baltimore Ravens have had an iffy relationship with tackling this season. The Ravens can’t let bad tackling keep the Colts churning out plays that have no business happening. Jonathan Taylor is a heavy running back, especially in the open field. The defense has to make full use of their shoulder pads and not just throw arms at Taylor (I’m looking at you, Queen).

The Ravens almost have to look at Taylor as if they’re going against Derrick Henry. It’s the same concept. They need to hit low and run through. If the Colts’ run game flourishes or bounces big plays down the field on plays that could be bottled up, this game could be more frustrating than it has to be.

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There you have it. That’s what the Baltimore Ravens need to do for this game to be a compelling victory.

 

 

 

 

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Baltimore Ravens battle Colts on MNF: How good are the Colts?

By Chris Schisler

The Indianapolis Colts take on the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football. You’re here for Ravens coverage, but let’s focus on the opponent this week. Who are the Colts and how good are they? The Colts have struggled however it’s important to remember they’ve had a tough schedule.

The Colts started the season against the Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson had 254 yards and four touchdowns. More concerningly for the Colts they only put up 16 points. Seattle once was known for their defense, in 2021 getting held to 16 against the Seahawks isn’t the best look.

The Colts had the Rams in the second week of the season. The Rams were favorites on the road and came away with a 27-24 win over Indianapolis. The Colts lost the game but made a convincing argument that they could be a tough out this season. The peaks of the game for the Colts were 123 yards receiving from Michael Pittman Jr. and an interception by safety  Khari Willis. Wentz got hurt in the game and he’s been playing banged up.

The Colts didn’t pick up any confidence against their AFC South rivals the Tennessee Titans. The week three loss to the Titans was to the score of 25-16. Wentz had a rough day. He was held to just under 200 yards passing despite throwing the football 37 times. The Colts scored only 16 points against a Titans defense that has struggled last year and hasn’t been much better this year. The Colts gave up 113 yards to Derrick Henry.

In week four the Miami Dolphins gave the Colts a much needed confidence booster. The Colts won the game 27-17. Jonathan Taylor rolled past the Dolphins defense for over 100 yards and Wentz had an efficient 238 yards passing and two touchdowns. The Colts got three sacks out of their defense. It was a complete team victory and signs of life for Indianapolis.

What the Colts have going for them:

The Colts have a few things going for them. First of all, Frank Reich is a good coach. If the train can stay on the tracks, he’ll keep things together. Reich deserves as much credit for the Eagles’ Super Bowl win as Doug Pederson does. The chemistry between Reich and Wentz has carried over smoothly to midwest.

Wentz has some talent around him in this offense. Michael Pittman Jr. is a receiver that I had a first round grade on when he came out of USC. Pittman Jr. has been having a monster season that makes my evaluation of him going into the league check out. He has 23 receptions for 279 yards. Wentz, Pittman Jr. and Jonathan Taylor make a good trio of stars for the offense.

Defensively the Colts have some talent. In particular let’s higlight Darius Leonard. Darius Leonard is the linebacker Baltimore hoped Patrick Queen would be. Leonard is one of my favorite players in football, he’s so physical and he plays fast and confident.

For a 1-3 team the Colts have a surprisingly good turnover ratio (+4). Indianapolis hasn’t allowed an opponent score 30 points yet this season and have a good bit of stops on third downs. Frank Reich haven’t been a pushover and their three losses have been against teams that have been against potential playoff teams.

The Colts have issues though and it’s reflected in their record:

The Colts have issues. Having Quenton Nelson on injured reserve is a big blow for the Colts offensive line. Wentz has been showing his toughness this year, though playing while hurt is an issue that has to concern the Indy faithful. The Colts offense has stalled in key spots this season. They have two games where they were held under 20 points. In both games it had more to do with their play offensively than their opponents.

The Colts started the season 0-3. They just haven’t put everything together most of this season. Against a good team, the Colts have struggled to produce enough scoring drives. The Colts pass rush isn’t necessairly bad, but they definitely miss Justin Houston. The Colts could use an extra element on both sides of the ball. Offensively the Colts could use a better option opposite of Pittman Jr. or a star tight end. Defensively they need more play-makers that make a difference with sacks or takeaways.

The Baltimore Ravens have to show up, but should prevail:

The Baltimore Ravens can’t get away with sleeping on the Cotls. The Colts have enough talent to make this a good game if John Harbaugh’s team allows it. The bottom line is that the Colts have been competitive on a weekly basis. They’re 1-3 yet they have enough going for them that their not dead in the water in one of the weaker AFC divisions. The Colts have plenty to play for. They look like an average team, a middle of the pack team that had some it’s heavyweight fights early.

NEXT POST: Baltimore Ravens vs. Colts: 4 predictions and a score

Hopefully this look at Indianapolis helps prepare you for a realistic view of the Baltimore Ravens’ opponent. This isn’t a pushover the Ravens are playing, but let’s not pretend that Baltimore is facing a sleeping Giant either.

 

 

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Baltimore Ravens vs. Colts: 4 predictions and a score

By Chris Schisler

The Baltimore Ravens take on the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football this week. You have a Sunday to enjoy anxiety-free football. Ravens Flock, it’s totally acceptable to be one-day Chargers fans as they battle the Cleveland Browns. The Broncos may have recently been annoying but watching them beat the Steelers wouldn’t be too bad of an experience for any member of the purple and black community.

Let’s fast-forward mentally to the game we’re all waiting for. The Ravens play a Colts team that has looked disjointed and only has one win. The Ravens are at home and are the heavy favorites. The key here is to play up to the moment and not the level of the competition. If the Ravens attack this like they’re playing the Chiefs, the Colts don’t stand much of a chance. If the Ravens let this get ugly we could have another close call like the Lions game. So how’s this one going? Here are four predictions and a score.

Prediction 1: It’s a bad night to be Carson Wentz

Statistically, Carson Wentz hasn’t been that bad. He has 921 yards with five touchdowns and only one interception. The Ravens pass rush got heated up last week. The Colts came into the season confident about their offensive line but Quenton Nelson is on IR and getting to Wentz is an attainable goal. Wentz has been sacked 10 times this season, while his backup has been sacked once as well.

The Ravens will make the Colts one-dimensional. This will happen for two reasons. First, the Colts will have to be playing catchup with the Ravens offense, an offense that has a lot of confidence, and an MVP caliber quarterback. Secondly, the Colts will have to deal with a defense that has been impressive in the past two games for the most part. The Ravens defensive line is playing well. Justin Madubuike and Calais Campbell are in particular offering a lot of force in the trenches.

What does this mean for Carson Wentz? It means Don Martindale gets to have fun. Marlon Humphrey has the chance to take away Michael Pittman Jr. while Anthony Averett gets to cover Zach Pascal. If the Ravens cornerbacks win their matchups, Martindale can be aggressive with his play-calls. Wentz will have to be guessing all game on who is coming at him and who is dropping back into coverage.

Odafe Oweh and Justin Houston have been strong off the edge and are coming off a game where they had each had a sack. Tyus Bowser has even gotten into the action. Give me the Ravens to get three sacks from their outside linebackers and two sacks from blitzes. Let’s put the Ravens down for an interception and a forced fumble from these blitzes. The matchup has Ravens win all over it. All the Ravens have to do is give Wentz a bad evening.

2. Lamar Jackson has his second 300 yard game in a row as a passer:

The Baltimore Ravens have used their passing game to get most of their work done offensively in the last two weeks. If it wasn’t for Marquise Brown drops Jackson would have been over 300 yards against the Detroit Lions. Jackson had 239 yards passing against the Chiefs and 235 against the Raiders. The passing game is going better than the run game – it’s different for Baltimore but it’s been a nice development. Jackson can carry the offense. The Broncos had the top pass defense last week, Jackson surgically defeated them anyway.

3. The Baltimore Ravens get their record:

Last week the Ravens tied the record for the most games in a row with 100 yards rushing. The Ravens are going to break that record on Monday Night. The Ravens’ run game almost didn’t get it against the Broncos. The run blocking was inconsistent and the running backs didn’t look the part against a solid defense. Guess what? They got 100 yards anyway. Jackson may have 60-70 of the yards but the Ravens will have 120-150 yards on the ground in this contest. If Jackson is rolling as a passer, the Colts can’t sell their soul to stop the run.

4. Sammy Watkins keeps on having a solid season:

Rashod Bateman may or may not play in this game. Marquise Brown is back in good graces after his performance against the Broncos. Sammy Watkins is an under-the-radar option in the Ravens passing game you have to pay attention to. Watkins has had exactly four receptions in each game this season. He’s averaging just over 16 yards per reception. Look for Watkins to get his first touchdown of the season. Jackson and Watkins seem to have great chemistry. He’s on pace to have 68 receptions this year. If Watkins can stay healthy he’ll keep having steady results.

Now the Score: Ravens win 35-10

I have no problem having a bold prediction here. If the Ravens do what they’re supposed to, this should be the clearest and dominant win of the season so far. The Ravens just have to take care of business against a team that lost its first three games of the season (Two of those losses came in Indianapolis). The Colts have only one game with over 24 points on the board this season and it was against the Miami Dolphins. If the Ravens score 28 they should win and I’ll give them 35.

NEXT POST: Baltimore Ravens: Analyzing third down problems for the offense

More content is coming your way Ravens Flock! Monday Night Football has the potential to be much more enjoyable the second time around this season.

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What the Indianapolis Colts don’t get about the Baltimore Colts

By Chris Schisler

The Indianapolis Colts have a history stealing problem. They constantly have claimed the Baltimore Colts’ records and accomplishments as their own. If you go to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio there is a chart of all the Super Bowls organized by the franchise that won them. Somehow the Indianapolis Colts have two Super Bowl victories (Super Bowl V was won by the Baltimore Colts though).

This is a continual thing with the Colts franchise. The other day they tweeted this out.

That’s right guys, you have $15 to build your ultimate Indianapolis Colts offense. An Indianapolis Colts offense that can somehow include Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry, John Mackey, Bert Jones, and Bob Vogel…

Although Johnny Unitas never wanted to be associated with the Indianapolis Colts and made that quite clear, we have this. The Colts relocated to Indianapolis in 1984. The city of Baltimore was without an NFL football team until 1996. The Ravens have wisely never claimed the Baltimore Colts history as part of theirs, but they do acknowledge the Baltimore Colts as a great part of Maryland’s football culture. The Irsay family, from which the apple doesn’t far from the tree, is like the kid who licks another kid’s food and says “Mine!’

The link between eras of Baltimore Football:

When Art Modell took his franchise to Baltimore he considered it a start of a new franchise, a new history. Modell isn’t completely innocent here. He will forever be a villain to the city of Cleveland and the state of Ohio. We’re not about to start praising either Bob Irsay or his son Jim. We get it. That being said Browns’ legends Otto Graham and Jim Brown aren’t considered greats of the Baltimore Ravens. If they were that would be the equivalent of what the Indianapolis Colts continually do.

I was born in 1990. I got into the game of football between the years nine and ten of my life. The first year I decided I was a Ravens fan, Baltimore won the Super Bowl. It catapulted my obsession and I’ve lived a charmed life as a sports fan. I don’t claim to have felt much of the pain from the Colts relocation. My grandfather and my mother had a strong connection to the Baltimore Colts. Were they obsessive football fans? Not to the level that I would end up being (though nobody is at that level if we’re being honest). But they genuinely cared about the Colts. It was their team. There are a lot of people who felt this loss of a team that they loved.

Take-Home Points:

Some would argue that the Baltimore Colts fight song being repurposed for the Baltimore Ravens breaks the very same rule I’m railing against here. It doesn’t though. The Baltimore Colts marching band persisted as a Baltimore tradition long after the Colts left. Their loyalty to the city and their advocacy helped Baltimore get back into the NFL. The Ravens are the only NFL team with a marching band. The Marching Ravens are the continuation of the Baltimore Colts’ marching band. It’s a Baltimore thing. It’s what links Baltimore football’s history together.

Baltimore’s football history is linked not by the franchises that were a part of its history, but by the love of Baltimore football. There is a boundary that the Colts repetitively cross, that the Ravens never do. When the Baltimore Colts’ history gets celebrated by the Indianapolis Colts, it feels wrong. You can feel this in your gut. It’s the same franchise, but the players and coaches would tell you it’s not the same team, it’s not the same thing.

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The Colts never had to send this tweet out. They are literally known for Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck. They’ve had so many great offensive players in Indianapolis, they could have easily done this game in an unoffending fashion. I can assure you that very few people from Indiana remember Raymond Berry or Lenny Moore. They don’t care. Who’s benefit was this era and fanbase bending exercise for?

It may not be worth getting too angry about a silly tweet. It is however worth reminding the Indianapolis Colts franchise that they have a problem. It’s clear they don’t understand this. When we ignore this, it’s just giving the Irsay’s a pass they never even earned.