As the Colts came off the field, Scout.com's Ed Thompson got some quick initial reactions from players as they made their way to the locker room.
"It was a real good one," wide receiver Aaron Moorehead said. "This is sweet. This is a tough place to come into to play. We did a good job, just holding our composure..."
Listen to his comments coming off the field along with those of DE Dwight Freeney, LB Tyjuan Hagler and RB DeDe Dorsey:
In the locker room, Colts defensive captain Gary Brackett said, ""Everybody played fast, we were flying to the
Find out what Brackett believed was the key to game here:
Defensive end Dwight Freeney exuded the confidence that perfectly reflected
the defense's strong back-to-back performances in the playoffs. "This is
the playoffs," he said to those of us who had gathered around his locker to
talk to him. "And gentlemen, attitude takes over. Sometimes the plays you
weren't making in the regular season, you're making now."
Listen in as Freeney talks about his disdain for simply focusing on stats, being overlooked for the Pro Bowl and what's fueling the Colts defense right now. And hear him talk about his great battles with Ravens offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden:
Tight end Ben Utecht was quick to compliment not only the Colts defense, but the team's practice squad for how they helped the Colts offense prepare for the Ravens. Learn more about that in this audio clip:
Pro Bowl center Jeff Saturday agreed, saying that the defense played
"out of their minds" and talked about the Colts offense's strategy
against the Ravens defense. And he talks about how special it is for a veteran
like him to get to return to the AFC Championship Game with an opportunity to
advance to the Super Bowl:
Dylan Gandy, who has been sharing time at left guard with Ryan Lilja this season, said the Ravens didn't really do anything unexpected on defense against the Indy offense. "They did a lot of stuff to try to confuse us, but our guys did a great job of just making sure they knew who they were supposed to have and then blocking them after that.
Find out his thoughts on the game and how the hostile environment in Baltimore impacted the Colts:
Notable again was the Colts' improvement on special teams. Listen in as safety Matt Giordano talks about that topic and his growing confidence at the safety position with the experience he gained in live game action this year: