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Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,This Week's Matchup Report by admin on Sunday 12 October 2008 at 2:41 am

This should be a good football game as both teams are 2-2 heading into this week.  The Ravens will no doubt come out running in this football game with LeRon McClain (266 yards rushing) and Willis McGahee (170 yards rushing) against a Colts’ defense that is allowing 188.5 yards rushing per game and 4.9 yards per carry.  The Ravens want to protect Joe Flacco who sometimes makes bad decisions with the football as he has thrown 4 interceptions already this season. 

The Colts will likely come out throwing the ball against the Ravens to try to get a quick lead on them and take them out of their gameplan.  The Colts’ O-Line must give Peyton Manning enough time to locate his receivers who should have some edges against the Ravens’ secondary due to injuries.  Look for Manning to spread the ball around to Reggie Wayne, Anthony Gonzalez, Marvin Harrison and Dallas Clark.  Still, Manning will have to be careful as the Ravens already have 7 interceptions and 9 sacks this season.  Don’t look for Joseph Addai to have much success running on the Ravens who are allowing only 64.0 yards rushing per game and 2.8 yards per carry this season.


Indianapolis Colts 31, Houston Texans 27

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter by admin on Friday 10 October 2008 at 9:10 pm

The Colts were losing this game 27-10 with only 8:18 seconds to go in this game but then the Texans gave them this game on a silver platter.  Peyton Manning then directed a 11 play, 81 yard TD drive to cut the lead to 27-17 and that’s when the game really turned.  Linebacker Gary Brackett returned a Sage Rosenfels fumble 68-yards for a TD.  On the very next possession Rosenfels fumbled again and two plays later the Colts scored the winning TD on a 5-yard pass from Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne.  Still, despite the flurry of big plays on defense at the end of the game they did not play well allowing 156 yards rushing (4.9 ypc) and 235 yards passing.

Peyton Manning showed the true heart of a champion late in this game as he willed the Colts to victory.  He finished up completing 25 of 34 passes for 247 yards with 2 TD passes and 1 interception.  Joseph Addai finally woke up rushing for 71 yards on 17 carries (4.2 ypc) and scoring a TD.  Reggie Wayne (7 rec, 97 yards, TD) and Dallas Clark (5 rec, 81 yards) led the way in the passing game.  The Colts’ miracle win improved them to 2-2 on the season.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter,This Week's Matchup Report by admin on Saturday 4 October 2008 at 10:07 pm

This should be a interesting football game that should be very high scoring.  The Colts are now healthy on the offensive line and that should give Peyton Manning more confidence in the pocket.  The Texans might be playing without both of their starting safeties so look for Manning to throw deep a lot to Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzalez.  If the Texans’ safeties start to cheat covering deep the Colts will then throw the ball underneath to Marvin Harrison, Dallas Clark and Joseph Addai out of the backfield.  DE Mario Williams must have a good game to give the DBs a decent chance of hanging with the receivers of the Colts.  The Colts would also like to get the running game into gear this week as Joseph Addai (142 yards, 3.3 ypc) has had a tough time running the ball this season.  The Texans are allowing 160.0 yards rushing per game and 4.8 ypc.

The Texans will have Ahman Green back this week but he will be backing up rookie Steve Slaton who should have a big game against the Colts who are allowing 199.3 yards rushing per game and 4.9 yards per carry.  The Texans will attempt to keep the ball on the ground and throw short passes to Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels and Kevin Walter to keep the clock running and the football away from the Colts’ high powered offense.