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Indiapolis Colts 35, New England Patriots 34

Blogged under Bash the Pats,Big Colts News,Bloglockers,Game Recaps,General Colts Chatter by Andrew on Tuesday 17 November 2009 at 12:02 am

The Indianapolis Colts (9-0) should be thanking New England Patriots’ (6-3) head coach Bill Belichick for this win.  With 2:08 to play and on their own 28-yard line, Belichick decided to go for it on 4th and 1.  The Patriots were up 34-28 at the time and could have made things a lot more difficult for Peyton Manning and the Colts’ offense by punting the ball.  They decided to go for it though and did not get it, giving Manning a short field to work with.  He made quick work of the Patriots offense and actually purposely ran some time down before hitting Reggie Wayne in the endzone with 13 seconds left to put the Colts up 35-34.  Manning and Brady did not disappoint and they both put up some big numbers.  Manning went 28/44 for 327 yards and 4 touchdowns, 2 interceptions while Brady went 29/42 for 375 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception.  Brady had a little bit better of a QB rating, but Brady could not make a play when it was needed most and Manning did.

The Colts defense was not able to get enough pressure on Brady and he was able to hit Randy Moss for some big plays.  Moss had 9 catches for 179 yards and 2 touchdowns and was able to burn the Colts’ depleted secondary.  They were the main reason the Patriots had a 17 point lead going into the 4ht quarter.  The Colts defense did not do a very good job stopping the run either, giving up 113 rushing yards.  The Colts looked like they might be out of it, but they did not give up and with a little help from Bill Belichick they made an amazing comeback.  This was a great game with two of the best quarterbacks playing well.  The Colts defense wont have to face as good of an offense next game against the Baltimore Ravens, but they are very good football team that will definitely test the Colts.  Huge win for the Colts this week though, keeping their undefeated season alive.

Indianapolis Colts vs New England Patriots preview

Blogged under Bash the Pats,Big Colts News,Bloglockers,If I Were a Betting Man,This Week's Matchup Report by Andrew on Friday 13 November 2009 at 9:57 pm

This is the game of the week and perhaps the regular season game of the year, as Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts (8-0) face off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.  Both quarterbacks are great, but I have always though Peyton Manning is the better quarterback and that is why I think they are going to win this game.  The Patriots are borderline cheaters and Tom Brady doesn’t have the ability to read a defense like Peyton does.  Manning is proving he is the better quarterback this year, with over 300 passing yards every game but one.  This game will help solidify that argument and will hopefully be a precursor to the playoffs.

I expect Manning and the Colts offense to do what they have done all season long, but it is the defense that will be the deal breaker.  They have done a great job not letting teams beat them in the passing game, but they have not faced Tom Brady and his slew of receivers.  With Randy Moss and Wes Welker to throw to, the secondary needs to be on top of their game.  This could end up being a shootout if they don’t come prepared to stop Moss and the deep threat, along with Welker and his catch and run style.  I’m really looking forward to this matchup and it could end up being a high scoring affair.  I’m taking Peyton and the Colts in a close one.

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION:  Indianapolis Colts 38, New England Patriots 35

Peyton Manning continues to play great for Indianapolis Colts

Blogged under Bash the Pats,Bloglockers,General Colts Chatter,Steppin Up by Andrew on Thursday 8 October 2009 at 8:43 pm

Peyton Manning has been killing secondaries this year with four 300+ yard passing games and is the best quarterback in the NFL.  I know the New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was widely considered the best quarterback in the game after his record breaking 2007 year, but Manning is better and the numbers prove it.  I know Brady is coming off a very serious knee injury that kept him out a full season, but I have always thought that Manning was the better quarterback and the numbers, especially this year, prove it.  Other than Brady’s monster 2007 season, Manning has had a better QB rating every year except 2001 and has put up more yards and more touchdowns every season.

If you would have put Manning on any of those Brady led Patriot teams, I think they would have a ring or two more.  So far this season Manning has nine touchdowns compared to only three interceptions, and 1,336 yards on 97/137 (71%) attempts.  Manning is looking to continue his dominance and keep the Colts undefeated this week against the Tennessee Titans.

Colts advance to the Super Bowl by beating the Patriots 38-34 in Indianapolis

Blogged under Bash the Pats,Big Colts News,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by ravenhater on Sunday 21 January 2007 at 11:36 pm

Things were looking bad at halftime for the Colts as they were trailing 21-6. But a different team came out of the locker room in the second half as they outscored the Patriots 32-13 to win the game. This was a strange game as center Jeff Saturday and DT Dan Klecko each scored TDs for the Colts in this football game.Â

Peyton Manning had a great football game as he completed 27 of 47 passes for 349 yards with 1 TD pass and 1 interception. He also carried the football 2 times for 0 yards and a TD. Dominic Rhodes had a solid game running the ball as he carried it 14 times for 69 yards (4.9 ypc), but he lost a fumble in the endzone that was recovered by center Jeff Saturday for a TD. Rhodes also caught 4 passes for 38 yards. Rookie Joseph Addai also had a good game running the ball with 14 carries for 56 yards (4.0 ypc) with a TD run. TE Dallas Clark had another great game with 6 big catches for 137 yards. Reggie Wayne had a solid game with 5 grabs for 68 yards. Marvin Harrison had another rough game as he only caught 4 passes for 41 yards. He also dropped alot of passes that hit him in the hands. DT Dan Klecko caught 1 pass and it was for a 1-yard TD.

The defense didn’t play too well for the Colts. The Colts allowed the Patriots to carry the football 24 times for 93 yards (3.9 ypc). The Patriots also completed 21 of 34 passes for 226 net yards passing. But, Marlin Jackson sealed the Colts Super Bowl bid when he picked off Tom Brady with under 30 seconds left in the game.

The Colts are glad they have two weeks before their next game because they left everything they had on the field today and it paid off with an all expense paid trip to Miami to take on the Chicago Bears in the Super Bowl.

http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/boxscore?gameId=270121011

Will Adam Vinatieri get a shot to end the Patriots season?

Blogged under Bash the Pats,Bloglockers,Front Page,General Colts Chatter by ravenhater on Wednesday 17 January 2007 at 2:37 pm

Wouldn’t that be a sweet way to send the Patriots home? Vinatieri played 10 season for the Patriots after being signed as an undrafted free agent. In his 10 seasons in New England he hit 81.9% of his FG attempts and he scored 1,156 points for them. He also is probably the best clutch kicker of all time. He’s 8 for 8 in the post season for the Colts and he’s never missed a FG in the RCA Dome…..so if he gets a chance at the end of the game, the Patriots are going home.