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Indianapolis Colts defense stifles Joe Flacco, Ravens

The Indianapolis Colts overcame four turnovers to beat the Baltimore Ravens, 20-13, on Sunday. Our takeaways:

  1. Both of Andrew Luck's interceptions were off deflections. The second was just a bad decision in the red zone. The Colts would have won by a wider margin if not for that interception, a fumble by Ahmad Bradshaw inside the Ravens' 10-yard line and a touchdown from Luck to T.Y. Hilton that was nullified by a Reggie Wayne penalty.
  1. Led by Bjoern Werner's pass rush, the Colts' defense played their best game since last December. They had pressure on Joe Flacco throughout the game. Safety Sergio Brown was impressive as a replacement for the suspendedLaRon Landry.
  1. Ravens inside linebacker C.J. Mosley is emerging as the favorite for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. He was all over the field Sunday, racking up 15 tackles in a losing effort.
  1. On an afternoon in which the Colts limited Steve Smith after the catch and didn't allow him to get deep, Justin Forsett was the Ravens' most effective weapon on offense. With road-grading guards Marshal Yanda and Kelechi Osemele paving the way, he's averaging 5.94 yards per carry on the season.
  1. Flacco has now sandwiched a pair of brutal performances around strong games in Weeks 2 and 3. Injured left tackle Eugene Monroe's presence was missed against a Colts defense that had struggled to generate heat entering Week 5.
  1. Control of the AFC South will be on the line when the Colts travel to Houston on Thursday.

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