Posted on: December 15, 2008 10:14 am
Edited on: December 15, 2008 10:25 am
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.
Posted on: November 30, 2008 7:09 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2008 11:11 am
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!