The Colts faced a hungry Lions team on Sunday, but like so many Sundays earlier in the season, the Lions went away hungry.
In what appeared, from my seat, to be a poorly officiated game for both teams, the Colts took it to the Lions, despite some less that savory calls for the officiating crew.
I did not hear the explanation of the first fumble. The only thing that I can figure is that a penalty is not reviewable. Keiwan Ratliff was clearly interfered with on the punt return that was ruled a Lions fumble recovery. It amazed me how the entire audience of the Luke saw it on the Jumbotron, but the official blew it in the replay booth.
Maybe they were showing porn under the curtain.
However, none of that mattered as the Colts reeled of their seventh straight win, to improve to 10-4.
Indianapolis is in the drivers’ seat in the chase for a Wild Card. They have earned it. Dominic Rhodes looked awesome running the ball, as did Chad Simpson. And I have to say, that one-handed grab by Dallas Clark had to be one of the best of the year. He just snagged that thing out of the air. With his hands and size, he has to be one of the premier Tight Ends in the league.
It’s a short week for the Colts, as we head down to Jacksonville for Thursday Night Football. The team will be set to avenge the early season loss to what is, now, a dumpster fire in Jacksonville.