Pass rush gets four sacks

The Baltimore Ravens had allowed just three sacks in the previous four games. On Sunday, the Colts got to quarterback Joe Flacco four times in a 20-13 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium.

The Indianapolis Colts’ pass rush hounded Joe Flacco on Sunday.

First came defensive end Cory Redding, who sacked the Baltimore Ravens quarterback in the opening quarter. Then outside linebacker Bjoern Werner got him later in that quarter.

And the Colts just kept coming in a 20-13 victory dominated mostly by defense at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Blitzing safety Sergio Brown ran down Flacco on a crucial fourth-and-1 play from the Colts’ 3 to stop a scoring threat in the second quarter.

And when the Ravens had the ball with one final chance to tie, Werner sacked Flacco on first down.

The Ravens entered with just three sacks allowed in four games. The Colts’ four sacks were half of their season total through the previous four games.

Werner celebrated his first sacks of the season. The second-year pro and 2013 first-round selection had 2.5 as a rookie.

Redding’s sack was his second of the season. And Brown, making just his fourth NFL start, had the first sack of his five-year pro career. He was playing for safety LaRon Landry, suspended four games Monday for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Aside from that, Baltimore converted just 1-of-11 third downs. The Ravens managed just 287 total yards.

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