The Ravens and Colts head to the second quarter in a scoreless tie.
Both teams had promising drives halted by a fumble. Ray Rice coughed up the ball in the red zone on Baltimore’s opening drive and Paul Kruger forced Indianapolis rookie Andrew Luck to fumble at the Ravens’ 30 in the middle of a seven-minute drive.
The Colts have outgained the Ravens 82-45 in total yardage and have held the ball for more than 11 minutes.
The Ravens are driving right now, threatening to take the first lead.
Update: The Ravens have their first reason to celebrate since Ray Lewis’ last dance at M&T Bank Stadium.
Less than four minutes into the second quarter, Justin Tucker ended a 10-play, 66-yard drive with a 23-yard field goal that gave Baltimore a 3-0 lead.
The Ravens had two good opportunities to come away with seven points on the drive, but Tandon Doss was unable to catch two balls that hit him in the hands from inside the Colts’ 10. So Baltimore had to settle for a field goal.
Update II: The Colts have tied it up at 3-3 on an Adam Vinatieri 47-yard field goal with 2:25 to go in the first half.
Indianapolis used a 10-play, 51-yard drive that milked 5:44 off the clock to produce its first score.