(Baltimore, MD) - The Indianapolis Colts storied season came to an end yesterday with a 24-9 playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wildcard Round at M & T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
In-game injuries to the offensive line and a hostile Ravens defense caused protection problems for Andrew Luck all afternoon.
The Rookie quarterback was sacked three times and knocked down ten in completing just over fifty percent of his passes for 288 yards and an interception.
The Ravens offense compensated for two fumbles by running back Ray Rice by utilizing the big play through the air and on the ground, including pass completions of 50 and 46 yards to veteran wideout Anquan Boldin.
Ray Lewis, who recorded 13 tackles for the Ravens, announced his retirement last week following a 17 year hall-of-fame career and was showered with "thank you Ray" chants during the waning moments of the game, his last ever in Baltimore.
Vick Ballard carried the ball 22 times for 91 yards for the Colts and Reggie Wayne caught nine balls for 114 yards.
Flacco completed 12 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown and Boldin had five catches for 145 yards and a score.
The Ravens advance to the AFC Divisional Round to play Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos Saturday at Mile High in Denver.
The Colts end the 2012 campaign with an 11-6 overall record.
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