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AFC Wild Card: Colts @ Ravens Open Discussion Thread

The Indianapolis Colts travel to the Baltimore Ravens to play in the second AFC Wild Card game of the weekend. Come on in to enjoy a live chat with other Saints fans during the game!

I've got the Ray-Ray Express (Rice and Lewis) chugging on in these playoffs.
I've got the Ray-Ray Express (Rice and Lewis) chugging on in these playoffs.

In today's first game of the second day of the 2013 NFL playoffs, we have the Indianapolis Colts taking on the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore.

Yesterday's AFC wild card game saw the Houston Texans outlast the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-13, to advance to the divisional round next week to face the New England Patriots. Check CSC's game thread, and you'll see that HansDat nailed his pick on this one, and was pretty close with the score, too:

But both teams will stumble to the finish of this one, with Houston stumbling out with a win in a close howler for both teams, 20-17.

You can check out each team's SBNation coverage on the sites below:

Battle Red Blog

Cincy Jungle

Following the links to some of the SBNation coverage of this game, keep reading to find out who I think will win today's AFC wild card matchup between the 10-6 Baltimore Ravens and the 11-5 Indianapolis Colts...

SBNation Colts-Ravens Preview

Baltimore Beatdown

Stampede Blue

HansDat's Take: Just like the Texans and Bengals yesterday, this game features two teams going in opposite directions. The Ravens began the year 9-2 before dropping four out of five, while the Colts have gone 5-1 in their final six games, so who knows what to expect? What I see happening today is the veteran Raven playoff team dominating the emotionally-fueled and precocious Colts team just one year removed from a 2-14 season that led to the roster being blown up from top to bottom. Plus, I just know the Ray Lewis Retirement Tour will get more than one stop. Ravens 27, Colts 17.

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How will you be involved in today's game - watching intently, or just checking in from time to time? Or perhaps just getting the score when you tune in to the late game?

Please let us know your plans and please also plan to spend some time with your CSC Saints fan buddies here in the Open Thread. You'll be glad that you did.