BALTIMORE (AP) ' very last experience today will require him to Denver.
Anquan Boldin , Joe Flacco and also a staunch Baltimore defense ensured of this Sunday.
Boldin collection some sort of franchise document along with 145 yards receiving, such as clinching touchdown from the Ravens' 24-9 triumph over Indianapolis around a strong AFC wild-card game. The succeed delays movie star linebacker Lewis' pension pertaining to no less than yet another weeks time because Baltimore (11-6) heads that will Denver subsequent Saturday.
The Broncos overcom this Ravens 34-17 three weeks ago.
''I desired Denver,'' Boldin said. ''Because some people defeat us.''
Lewis, exactly who made tough luck tackles, even lined up from fullback with the remaining kneel-down with his previous residence adventure of your 17-year career. He and then travelled suitable limited variation of his trademark dancing prior to currently being mobbed simply by teammates.
He used having a triumph lap, his / her perfect arm, covered by some sort of brace, stored huge around salute towards admirers immediately after enjoying for that initial time considering that tearing his perfect triceps with Oct. age 14 alongside Dallas.
''There's no greater reward than to me to look at the following last wining lap, to get me to discover my personal team, mainly because we certainly have a vision,'' Lewis said. ''We're not necessarily trying to ending here. This is definitely my last video game at Ravens stadium, in addition to it truly is one of the most awesome issue you may ever look for in every expert career.''
Sunday's triumph also enhanced the Ravens' success price in starting playoff games. Flacco these days offers gained no less than one postseason game every one several regarding his master seasons, a common quarterback to exercise while in the Super Bowl era.
His most important concentrate on Sunday was Boldin, who had receptions of 50 and also 46 yards, as well as his or her 18- yard TD with a floater through Flacco inside the next corner on the ending zone having 9:14 to go.
''I instructed (Lewis) prior to a sport I had been visiting acquire two hundred yards,'' Boldin said.
Baltimore overrode the very first not one but two missing fumbles belonging to the season by , too, while John Harbaugh started to be the very first head guru with wins inside his first personal training playoff campaigns.
Backup halfback Bernard Pierce rescued Rice with a 43-yard burst in which ended in Boldin's touchdown, plus ran regarding 103 yards.
Flacco likewise connected with Dennis Pitta to get a 20- yard TD as well as fresh Justin Tucker produced a new 23-yard field goal.
The loss lost the Colts' turnaround season during which these people attended coming from 2-14 towards playoffs in discipline Chuck Pagano's first year in Indianapolis (11-6). Pagano overlooked 12 several weeks while considering remedy pertaining to leukemia plus go back previous week.
Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who attended 9-3 seeing that meantime coach, had been lacking Sunday after being hospitalized with a great undisclosed illness. Quarterback guru Clyde Christensen called that plays, but Baltimore's out of the blue revitalized safeguard - influenced by Lewis' unresolved retirement, simply no mistrust - never make it possible for standout rookie QB Andrew Luck find comfortable.
Indy's only items arrived on three domain goals simply by Adam Vinatieri, from 47, 52 and 26 yards. Luck accomplished 28 regarding 54 passes regarding 288 yards. It seemed to be the best attempts by way of out of law school in a very playoff game.
Reggie Wayne had 108 back yards with tendencies receptions and also moved straight into subsequent in vocation playoff catches along with 91 - sixty at the rear of innovator Jerry Rice . But that Colts, who transferred from Baltimore to help Indianapolis in 1984 - they still tend to be despised right here - grew to be the second NFL team to further improve for you to 11 gains all the perks pursuing your two-win period then lose while in the starting circular associated with that playoffs.
The Ravens as well exhausted the actual 2008 Dolphins in a same scenario.
Both teams were sloppy first on, along with Rice burning off some sort of fumble, Lewis shedding a prospective interception, as well as Luck being removed in the baseball on a sack.
But Rice atoned that has a 47-yard achieve on the monitor pass, resulting to Vonta Leach's 2-yard touchdown.
That Pro Bowl backfield was bolstered through the stop income connected with another Pro Bowl player, Jacoby Jones. He accumulated 60 back yards about kickoff runbacks along with 57 about punt returns.
Vinatieri, accustomed to massive kicks from the playoffs immediately after successful not one but two Super Bowls to get New England along with arena goals, manufactured a new 47-yarder in the second quarter, a 52-yarder because first 50 percent expired, as well as a 26-yarder at the ending belonging to the 3 rd period. But he / she additionally not so great some sort of 40-yarder vast right.