The Indianapolis Colts will take the field at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday searching for their first victory of the 2011 season. Don’t think for a second that the Baltimore Ravens will take the 0-12 Colts lightly.
The last time the Ravens squared off with a winless team this last in the season, the 0-13 Miami Dolphins shocked the Ravens, when wide receiver Greg Camarillo turned a short reception into a 64-yard touchdown in a 22-16 overtime victory Dec. 16, 2007.
However, the loss in Miami led to a 5-11 record-the second-worst record in franchise history – and brought a change at head coach as Brian Billick was fired at season’s end, and was replaced by John Harbaugh.
Free safety Ed Reed said the Dolphins were just the better team that day, according to Edward Lee of The Baltimore Sun.
“They came out and played,” he recalled. I don’t think we took them lightly. We never really take a team lightly. This game is different. We’re a different team, different circumstances, different things are on the line. I know Indy’s definitely a team that always plays us tough. We’ve never beaten them. [Colts wide receiver] Reggie [Wayne] is my brother [Reed and Wayne played at Miami together], so I know they’re preparing, and I know they’re going to play hard. I know that it’s not going to be anything less than trying to come out and get a win.”