Hi, Colts Nation. Our 3-11 Indianapolis Colts will try to play spoilers this afternoon, as they are in Baltimore in their last scheduled regular season road game, to play the 8-6 Baltimore Ravens. Our Colts will still try to thwart the Ravens, from earning a road win from Baltimore, and also avoid the Ravens from qualifying in the 2017 NFL Playoffs. Both the Colts and Ravens also lead off Week 16, the next-to-the-week, of the 2017 NFL Regular Season.
Colts defeated Baltimore by the score of 20-13, in both teams last meeting played at LOS (the building), back on October 5, 2014. Andrew Luck completed 32 of his 49 passes for 312 yards, one touchdown pass to Dwayne Allen from 6 yards, and Luck scored on a 13-yard TD run. Adam Vinitieri completed the completed the game scoring for the Colts with his 38-yard field goal in the first quarter,, and his 2 PAT's.
Colts have also been decimated by injuries by many veteran players and rookies since the preseason, leading and contributing to their current 3-11 record.
Colts also seeks to win their first regular season game at Baltimore in more than eight years. Matt Stover kicked his game-winning 25 yard field goal, with 7:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, to help Indianapolis edge Baltimore 17-15 at M&T Bank Stadium back on November 22, 2009.
Indianapolis also leads Baltimore in today's 15th all-time meeting with a 10 win and 4 loss record, including 11 previous regular season games and 3 prior postseason games, since the Colts defeated Ravens 26-21, in both teams first meeting, played at the RCA Dome back on October 13, 1996.
Our Colts are on track unfortunately to suffer their worst regular season record since the 2011 Indianapolis Colts finished with their 2-14 record, the primary shortcoming when Peyton Manning was placed on injured reserved that year with his neck surgeries, Dan Orlovsky, Curtis Painter, and Kerry Collins had various starts that season in place of Peyton at QB.
Colts both will try to avoid today finishing with a three-win NFLregular season, since consecutive 3-13 seasons back on 1997 and 1998.
This year, Jacoby Brisset took most of the snaps behind center after being acquired by the Patriots before the start of the regular season, with Scott Tolzien as his backup. Incumbent Andrew Luck reportedly is rehabilitating from his shoulder surgery in Europe. Beside the current 2017 NFL regular season, Andrew Luck has missed 26 of the last 48 games, both preseason and regular season, dating back to the 2015 NFL season.
Greg Gumbel and former NFL QB Trent Green, are announcing the live TV game commentary, along with sideline reporter and interviewer Jamie Ehrdahl, simulcast on both The NFL On CBS, and international cable on the NFL Network. However, the Colts @ Ravens Saturday Afternoon NFL Game will be seen over the air on the local teams markets, both at WJZ CBS Channel 13 in Baltimore, and locally in Indianapolis on WTTV CBS Channel 4. live on HD.
A mix of showers and rain 61 degrees, feels like 58 degrees, is the live game forecast inside M&T Bank Stadium, for the 4:35PM Eastern Standard Time kickoff, along with 45% precipitation, 71% humidity, and southwest winds at 18 miles per hour.
I still want to try to shed some light, and remind all of you, that this will always be the holiday season at this time of year in December, and I personally wish everyone, from Nadine The Colts Fan forum Administrator, on to the other moderators, and especially to our registered users and members here on the Official Indianapolis Colts Fan (Friendly) Forum, the best of your Merry Christmas holidays, with your close family members, relatives, and close friends!
NO injuries, continue to stay Colts Strong, try to both win your fourth game of the 2017 regular season this afternoon, and also spoil the Ravens postseason chances in Baltimore, and LET'S GO COLTS!!!!!
Colts @ Ravens NFL Saturday Afternoon Football Pre-Game Press Release (Adobe PDF), And Team Injury Reports:
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