Ravens will beat Colts
Ray Lewis’ announced retirement will have its intended effect on the Baltimore Ravens, inspiring the team to play well for its spiritual leader in his last hurrah.
Lucky for the Ravens (pun intended), they take on the Indianapolis Colts in their wild-card matchup and their rookie quarterback is quite giving. Andrew Luck tossed 18 interceptions this season and gave up five fumbles.
We’re not saying the Ravens’ defense is as fearsome as it was in Lewis’ heyday (they finished the season as the No. 17 overall defense), but we are saying that it can handle Luck while Joe Flacco and Ray Rice do their jobs on offense. Add a dash of Torrey Smith and Baltimore is in the second round easy.