Posted on: November 30, 2008 7:09 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2008 11:11 am

Colts Escape Cleveland

It wasn't a blowout.  There was no record passing day for Peyton Manning or a career rushing day for Joseph Addai.  Instead, it was a grind-it-out, smashmouth football game in the cold.

They say that defense wins football games.  That is not something that can be said for the Colts defense, very often.  In the past, the Colts offense put an enormous amount of points on the board, and the defense is then able to pass rush against a team trying to get back into the game by passing the ball.

Today, the defense bailed out a negligible offense, and came up with some big plays when they needed to.  Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis had a great game, as they fought all day providing pressure against Derek Anderson and forced the struggling QB into bad situations, and put him out of the game, and possibly out of the season.

The Colts are still awaiting word on Gary Brackett, whom had gone out with an apparent leg injury.  Early word is that he has an ankle injury, but there is no word as to how long the team will be without him.

The Colts come out of this game on a 5-game win streak.  The remaining schedule is is said to be the easiest in the NFL.  However, today proved that you cannot overlook any team on the schedule, as some of the worst teams in the NFL are some of the most dangerous.

Next week, we play the Cincinnati Bengals, in The Luke.  I'm sure that it will be a good game, and have high hopes for a 6-game win streak! 

Category: NFL
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