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NFL Playoffs, Wild Card Round: Indianapolis Colts at Baltimore Ravens

Sunday's playoff action kicks off with the Colts at the Ravens. Come watch it with us!

Jim Rogash

AFC Wild Card: Colts vs. Ravens

SB Nation blog: Stampede Blue | Baltimore Beatdown

Game Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 6, 1 p.m. ET
Location: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md.
TV Schedule: CBS
Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
NFL odds: Ravens -7
NFL picks: Colts, 27-24

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Rookie quarterbacks are going to be a thing today, I think.

Andrew Luck started his professional career with an arse-whipping against the Bears, and he hopes to start his playoff career on the opposite end of the spectrum with a win against the veteran Baltimore Ravens.

Chuck Pagano returns to the sidelines as well, taking over from offensive coordinator and hot head-coaching candidate Bruce Arians. Pagano just last year was the defensive coordinator of the Ravens and Pagano was an offensive mind with the Pittsburgh Steelers, so both coaches know the personnel of the Ravens pretty well.

The Ravens have an inspirational story of their own, as Ray Lewis will return after missing ten games with a torn triceps, but will also be retiring at the end of the season. Terrell Suggs and safety Bernard Pollard also missed significant time, but all three back on the field together brings a much needed boost to the Baltimore defense.

For more on the game, be sure to check out the Baltimore Ravens' SBNation site Baltimore Beatdown and
the Indianapolis Colts' site Stampede Blue.

This is your open thread for the early game. As always, Open Thread Responsibly (TM).