Ravens - Colts: 5 reasons for the outcome

1. In the Baltimore Ravens' 20-10 defeat Sunday night to the Indianapolis Colts that damages their outlook for an AFC wild-card berth, quarterback Kyle Boller threw critical two interceptions with the team in scoring position.

2. Cornerback Chris McAlister was dusted with a sharp move by Colts receiver Marvin Harrison for a touchdown pass in the third quarter, only the 11th one the Ravens have surrendered this season for a league-low mark.

3. The Ravens didn't take full advantage of Jamal Lewis' obvious superiority. He rushed for 130 yards on 20 carries, including 47 on one commanding run. He could have been utilized much more heavily.

4. Offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden is an All-Pro headed to the Hall of Fame one day, but was absolutely no match for speed rushing defensive end Dwight Freeney. Freeney constantly harrassed Boller and threw off the Ravens' timing.

5. Peyton Manning was held to one touchdown pass, making him two shy of eclipsing Dan Marino's mark. He committed no turnovers, though, a feat Boller was incapable of duplicating.

As well as a being a long time contributor to RavensInsider, Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times in Westminster Maryland.

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