Ravens’ Lewis extends career at least 1 more game

Linebacker had 13 tackles against Indy

continued from page 1

Question of the Day

What has been the biggest debacle on Obama's watch?

View results

At the half, Baltimore held a 10-6 lead, which it extended with 8:33 to go in the third quarter. After quarterback Joe Flacco threw a deep pass to receiver Anquan Boldin for 46 yards, Flacco found tight end Dennis Pitta for a 20-yard touchdown two plays later, giving the Ravens a 17-6 lead.

The Colts responded with Vinatieri’s third field goal of the day, after running 15 plays and 7:46 off the clock. This drive was Indianapolis’ second that lasted more than seven minutes, though the Colts were only able to muster three points on both possessions.

“We had our opportunities but we couldn’t get it done,” Colts quarterback Andrew Luck said. “We made too many mistakes and left too many plays out there.”After Flacco found Boldin for an 18-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, the Ravens were able to put the game away with an interception from cornerback Cary Williams with 5:35 remaining. The pick came after corner Corey Graham deflected a pass into the air on a fourth-and-1 at the Baltimore 18.

After a shaky first half, Flacco finished the game 12-23 for 282 yards and two touchdowns. Boldin set a franchise record for receiving yards in a postseason game with 145 on five catches.

“I just wanted to go out and give everything,” said Boldin, who caught all five of his passes in the second half. “I think everyone in the locker room wanted to make sure this wasn’t our last game. I think we all have a goal in mind and we’re focused on that goal.”

For the Colts (11-6), the game ended a heartfelt season that featured a tremendous turnaround. After finishing 2-14 a year ago, the Colts were able to get back to the playoffs with a rookie quarterback and a roster that featured a slew of new faces.

In addition, the Colts hired coach Chuck Pagano, Baltimore’s defensive coordinator a year ago, who was diagnosed with leukemia during the team’s bye week. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians filled in while Pagano was absent, though Arians missed Sunday’s playoff game after catching the flu.

“This year was incredible,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said. “It was special and unique in so many ways.”

For the second consecutive week, Ravens rookie running back Bernard Pierce ran for over 100 yards, totaling 103 on 13 carries. Fellow running back Ray Rice added 70 yards on 15 carries, though he uncharacteristically lost two fumbles after losing none throughout the regular season.

With Lewis back, he’ll get a chance to face Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning for the first time this season. Manning’s Broncos defeated Baltimore 34-17 in Week 15, with Baltimore not having much of a shot throughout the contest.

Lewis has one more game in his career, at minimum, though he would like to extend it for a few more weeks. To do so, the film study starts immediately.

“I’ve already turned my iPad in to get Denver film,” Lewis said. “It’s on to the next one. That’s one thing about being in the business so long. I told them, ‘We don’t have the 24-rule now. We have a less than 12-hour rule,’ because we are back to work. We know who we have next week.”

blog comments powered by Disqus
Get Adobe Flash player
You Might Also Like
  • Nathan Walker waits to take the ice during the Capitals' development camp at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington on Monday, July 9, 2012. (Ryan M.L. Young/The Washington Times)

    Nathan Walker’s NHL dreams send him around the world

  • Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, third from left, smiles as he warms up with his teammates who were were wearing t-shirts in support of him for the All Star game before an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Nationals Park, Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Anthony Rendon not an All-Star, but he’s been Nats’ MVP

  • Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter speaks during a media availability in the dugout before an interleague baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Monday, July 7, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    LOVERRO: Suck-up Buck Showalter needs history lesson

  • Argentina's Maxi Rodriguez, left, celebrates with goalkeeper Sergio Romero after scoring the decisive goal during the World Cup semifinal soccer match between the Netherlands and Argentina at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina beat the Netherlands 4-2 in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup final. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Argentina beats Dutch in shootout to reach World Cup final

  • Washington Redskins safety Tanard Jackson speaks during a media availability after an NFL football training camp practice at Redskins Park, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 in Ashburn, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Tanard Jackson suspended indefinitely by NFL — again

  • Celebrities In The News
  • Hall of Fame Inductees, KISS, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, and Ace Frehley speak at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

    KISS rocker Gene Simmons touts 1 percent life: ‘It’s fantastic’

  • This image from video released by Funny Or Die shows President Obama, left, with actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis during an appearance on "Between Two Ferns," the digital short with a laser focus on reaching people aged 18 to 34. The president urged young people to sign up for the new health care plan through an appearance posted Tuesday, March 11, 2014, on the comic website Funny or Die, bypassing TV talk show titans like Jimmy Fallon or Jimmy Kimmel for an online audience. (AP Photo/Funny Or Die)

    Obama’s ‘Ferns’ interview gets Emmy nod

  • ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2013, file photo, actor Alec Baldwin leaves court in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    Alec Baldwin in talks to play Rob Ford-like mayor in new NBC drama