The first team to beat the unbeaten Indianapolis Colts has proven not to be the Baltimore Ravens, who nevertheless became the 10th team beaten by the Colts this season.
The Colts kept Baltimore out of the end zone last Sunday and got the go-ahead field goal from kicker Matt Stover, who formerly played games in Ravens jersey, in their 19th straight win over the two seasons. By overcoming three turnovers, including two interceptions by Peyton Manning, the Colts set two NFL records: their 19-game streak is the second longest in NFL history behind the New England Patriots’ 21-game streak between 2006 and 2008; and their eight consecutive 10-win seasons ranks second behind the San Francisco 49ers’ 16 from 1983 to 1998.
Manning went 22 for 31 for 299 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and Stover kicked a 25-yard field goal with 7:02 to go, and linebacker Gary Brackett sealed the win with an interception with 2:42 remaining. The Ravens’ last chance to have a turnover ended as Ed Reed fumbled on a punt return with 17 seconds left.