By Jim Gardner , Christian Post Contributor
January 6, 2013|12:09 pm

Bernard Pollard(Photograph: Twitter/ Bernard Pollard)Bernard Pollard is a safety for the Baltimore Ravens

Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens takes place Sunday in an NFL Wild Card Playoffs game. The clash will see two familiar foes come together to see who will progress in the playoffs, but will also be intriguing as quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Joe Flacco will face off against each other for the first time. The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).

The Colts finished second in the AFC South but held a better overall regular season record than the Baltimore Ravens, who won the AFC North. The Colts finished the season on 11-5, just a game out from the table topping Houston Texans, whereas the Ravens finished 10-6 and took the AFC North divisional title.

The Colts finished the season strongly, winning five of their final six games, with their only loss coming in mid-December against the Houston Texans. In that on the road clash for the Colts they succumbed 17-29 to their divisional champions.

However, the Colts turned things around to win by exactly the same margin on the final game of the regular season, beating the Texans 28-16 on Dec. 20.

The Ravens meanwhile lost four of their final games and are in a huge slump. Their only win since the end of November came against the equally declining New York Giants, whom they beat 33-14 a few days before Christmas Day.

The Ravens will have to counter the Colts' pass offense if they are to come through today. The Colts have the seventh ranked pass offense in yards, averaging 258.0 yards per game. The Colts are also ranked 10th in overall yards gained per game.

Meanwhile, the Ravens will rely on their rush offense, having done well through the season in that department. At 118.8 rush yards per game they ranked 11th in the NFL through the regular season. In overall points per game the Ravens also ranked 10th.

Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.