BALTIMORE -- Anquan Boldin set a franchise record with 145 yards on five receptions, including the clinching touchdown, as the Baltimore Ravens beat the Indianapolis Colts 24-9 in Sunday's AFC Wild Card Game.
The previously struggling Ravens defense was staunch, no doubt inspired by star linebacker Ray Lewis appearing in his final home game before retiring. The Ravens never let Colts standout rookie quarterback Andrew Luck get comfortable.
The loss ended the Colts' turnaround season in which they went from 2-14 to the playoffs in coach Chuck Pagano's first year in Indianapolis. Pagano missed 12 weeks while undergoing treatment for leukemia and returned last week.
Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who went 9-3 as interim coach, was absent Sunday after being hospitalized with an undisclosed illness.
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