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Colts Dominate In First Sunday Home Victory

Last updated on Monday, October 13, 2008

(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - The Indianapolis Colts picked up their first win at Lucas Oil Stadium as they pounded the Baltimore Ravens 31-3.

The Colts jumped on the Ravens early with Peyton Manning hitting Marvin Harrison with a 67-yard touchdown pass and then finding Reggie Wayne for a 22-yard score in the first quarter.

Adam Vinatiri hit added a 38-yard field goal late in the first quarter before Manning hit Harrison again for a five-yard touchdown and Indianapolis led 24-0 at halftime.

Dominic Rhodes scored on a one-yard run in the third before Matt Stover's 37-yard field goal broke the shutout.

Rhodes was forced to carry the Colts running game as both Joseph Addai and Mike Hart left the game in the first half due to injuries. Addai left in the first quarter with a hamstring problem while hart injured a knee early in the second quarter. Rhodes finished with 25 carries for 73 yards and a score.

The Colts expect to know more about Addai and Hart later today.

The Colts entered yesterday's game ranked last in the NFL in rushing defense. They responded by holding one of the league's best rushing teams to just 51 yards.

The lack of a running game put the pressure on Baltimore's rookie quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco was intercepted three times and sacked four more times.

Robert Mathis was credited with three of the Colts' four sacks while Tim Jennings, who filled in for injured cornerback Kelvin Hayden, had ten solo tackles, his first career interception and a forced fumble.

With the win the Colts improve to 3-and-2. They are in Green Bay this Sunday to face the Packers.

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