Colts sack Ravens to win third straight
INDIANAPOLIS–For the past two weeks it’s been all about the Colts offense, but against the Ravens, the defense was dominant forcing three turnovers and allowing only 287 yards.
“The last couple weeks we had takeaways and the percentage in this league when you take the ball away is real high to win,” said cornerback Vontae Davis.
“We just wanted to be the better defense on the field,” said defensive end Cory Redding. “We know the legacy and the tradition of the Baltimore Ravens’ defense, but we were not going to allow anyone to come in here today and try to bully us around.”
The Colts’ motto is always “next man up” and once again Sunday that theory was put into practice. Sergio Brown started in place of a suspended LaRon Landry, where he had three tackles, including a sack, and a deflected pass.
“My name was called. The defense was called up today and whoever is called up every Sunday, Monday or Thursday night…we got to make it happen,” said Brown. “We have a great special teams, offense and defense. Some days one might be lacking, so somebody got to pick it up.”
Linebacker Bjoern Werner was also a defensive force, earning six tackles, including two sacks which were his first of the season.
“I credit the whole defense for those two sacks. It’s just Robert Mathis being there for me and the young pass rushers. It’s a team effort,” said Werner.
“Actually me and Bjoern were talking before the game and he was like ‘man, Sergio, I haven’t gotten any sacks yet,,,blah, blah, blah.’ I told him it was going to come and then he got two sacks today, so I’m very happy for him,” said Brown.
The celebrating period is already over for the Colts. They have a short week of practice ahead of a prime time Thursday match-up against division rival the Houston Texans.