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On the Colts' failure to score on Ravens

1/7/2013

The Colts moved the ball in their last game of the 2012 season, they simply couldn’t score.

ESPN Stats & Information says Indianapolis’ 419 total yards were the second most by a team in a playoff game without an offensive touchdown. The 1988 Philadelphia Eagles managed 430 in a 20-12 loss at Chicago.

Those Eagles gained 430 yards in that game and are the only team in league history to gain more in a playoff loss than the Colts’ 419 in Baltimore.

Andrew Luck, under pressure all day, hit on 28 of 54 passes for 288 yards with a pick. Per Elias Sports Bureau, that is the second-most passing yards by a rookie in a playoff game in NFL history. Sammy Baugh had 335 in his postseason debut in 1937.

Luck and the Colts were victimized by drops. ESPN Stats & Information counted seven; four on third or fourth down. (Those throws could have raised Luck’s completion percentage from .519 to .648.)

Five different Colts receivers dropped a pass Sunday: T.Y. Hilton (2), Reggie Wayne (2), Donnie Avery, Vick Ballard and Coby Fleener.