Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin catches a touchdown pass while being covered by Colts cornerback Darius Butler during their AFC wild-card game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 6, 2013. (JONATHAN ERNST/Reuters)
BALTIMORE - It may have been Ray Lewis’ special day but it was Anquan Boldin who made sure that the linebacker’s retirement party lasts at least another week.
Boldin, Baltimore’s acrobatic wide receiver, caught seven passes for 145 yards, including one for a touchdown, to lead the Ravens to a 24-9 wild-card victory over the Indianapolis Colts, earning the Ravens a trip to Denver next weekend to play the Broncos.
While the Colts rolled up and down the field at M&T Bank Stadium, controlling the ball for nearly two-thirds of the game, it was Boldin and the quick-strike Ravens offence led by quarterback Joe Flacco that did all the damage.