It’s halftime in Baltimore, as the Colts predictably find themselves trailing the Ravens 17-3. The first half has been a microcosm of the season for the Colts, as the road team is struggling to move the ball, stop the ball and pretty much do anything resembling a competitive team.
Early on, the Colts defense was shredded, allowing the Ravens to score on their first three possessions. Quarterback Joe Flacco found rookie wide receiver Torrey Smith for an 8-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter, before a field goal and a rushing touchdown from Ray Rice quickly put Indianapolis in a three-score deficit.
To their credit, however, quarterback Dan Orlovsky did help the Colts answer back. Following a nice return on the kickoff, Orlovsky and the Colts’ running tandem of Donald Brown and Delone Carter pushed the ball into Baltimore territory, but had to settle for a 22-yard field goal from Adam Vinatieri.
That’s where we are as we get ready to start the second half. Here are some more numbers for you to chew on:
* The Colts have amassed 47 yards, while the Ravens have already gained 190
* Ten of the Colts’ 47 yards have come via the passing game, but Orlovsky has been fortunate not to have any turnovers. Linebacker Terrell Suggs forced a fumble in the second quarter, but the Colts kept possession
* The Ravens have 14 first downs, while the Colts have only four
* Time of possession is not as unbalanced as you’d think. The Colts have held the ball for 12:43, while the Ravens have had it for 17:17