Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he’ll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too.
RUNNING IT BACK
The Ravens defeated the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday to advance to the AFC divisional round for the fifth consecutive season. ... Linebacker Ray Lewis made 13 tackles in his final game at M&T Bank Stadium. ... Wide receiver Anquan Boldin set a franchise record for receiving yards in a playoff game. ... The Ravens made a significant change to their offensive line and it worked. ... Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe sprained his ankle in the win, but he hopes he will be good to go Saturday. ... Safety Ed Reed is still not talking about his future.
RAVENS STUFF, BUT NOT FROM US
Ray Lewis inspired the Ravens as they advanced to the AFC divisional round. ... The Ravens won this one for Lewis, but their prize is a rematch with the Denver Broncos. ... The Ravens will have no answers for Peyton Manning and the Broncos. ... The Ravens are eager to avenge their bad loss to the Broncos. ... Quarterback Joe Flacco rebounded from a slow start against the Colts. ... Paul Kruger continued his torrid stretch of play Sunday.
BEHIND ENEMY LINES
The end of this season was really just the start for Andrew Luck and the Colts. ... The no-quit Colts gave it their all in a season-ending loss. ... The Colts were able to move the ball against the Ravens, but they couldn't finish drives. ... Despite making the playoffs, the Colts have a lot of work to do this offseason. ... The Colts would be wise to build an offensive line in front of Luck.
OUTSIDE OF BALTIMORE
The Seattle Seahawks beat the Washington Redskins on Sunday night. ... Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left the game with a knee injury. ... Seahawks defensive end Chris Clemons suffered a knee injury, too, and could be out for the rest of the playoffs. ... The Houston Texans won on Saturday, as did Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. ... Chip Kelly is staying at Oregon for now.