Colts 10 - Browns 6
Robert Mathis is clearly superman
Jumped out the phone booth and onto Anderson's leg. Ouch
hey, shake, that's understating it.
Mathis for MVP of this game! I am glad the Colts won even though it's like going to the prom with Rosie O'Donnell. The bummer is that this week was do or die for my fantasy team, which has Peyton, Gonzo, and Dallas on it. All three got me a combined 4 points. That sucks. Oh well. Always next year.
Browns were clearly the better team today. Wow. How ugly was that?stan
You're on crack, Stan. The better team had Robert Mathis and Dwight Freeney.
Browns definitely weren't the better team--the Colts were, basically, an Addai fumble and 4th and goal from the 1 away from putting the game out of reach in the first half. But it had to happen the hard way, which seems to be a theme this season, 'ala '95.
Colts made more turnovers. But for the extraordinary luck of a defensive fumble recovery for a TD, the Colts lose. Overall, the Browns played a little better than the Colts. Colts were luckier.stan
An ugly win but we'll take it. This team simply isn't going to blow anyone anyone out, not even the bad teams. I predict wins over the Bengals and Lions of 6 points or less.Welcome back Cardiac Colts!
The Colts are now 11th in points allowed. The actual scoring defense may be shade better because Peyton has had multiple pick 6s.
Conversely, the Colts are in the bottom third of the league in points scored which shows what a wild season this has been. We've never said or believed this is a great Colts team, but winning out after being 3-4 would speak volumes about their character. Especially since every game comes down to the last drive.
The Colts had more first downs, more yards, a better yards per play, almost the same yards per rush, they held the Browns UNDER THREE YARDS A PASS. Both teams recovered a fumble on defense. The Browns were sacked three times. Indy none.Stan, exactly what area of the game did the Browns beat the Colts in. Indy was the better team by far today.
I honestly don't know what to make of this team. But for a couple of bounces and fortune, we'd be talking about next season already. Yet we keep winning these games. At some point something has to break the other way. The Browns are a better team than their record, but the Lions and Bengals are inept. The Colts should blow them out handily. We should win in Jacksonville, but anything is possible. We need to finish the season out strong.
We lost some games we didn't get the breaks in though, too. The Jacksonville game and the Tennessee game come to forefront. Indy got some breaks, but in general out played Cleveland in every single area of the game. If they had kicked the FG to end the half, the whole game would have felt different. The conditions were the great equalizer today.
But yes, Pythagoras tells us that this is a pretty average club. But it's weird because it's capable of greatness on both sides of the ball. It just rarely gets them in sync.
I'd like to speak of it...but then again, that's the same score we beat the Brownies by...Those Brownies sure are a strange bunch.
Wasn't the weather bad in that game too? Bad weather is the great equalizer. It takes away a lot of natural advantages that a team gains by actually having a competent QB
Like against Balt.....BTW, Pythagoras is dead. And not infallible. I was actually thinking that TODAY was the day we got caught and ran out of most of our luck (if it was a "lucky" day PM recovers his own fumble in the EZ or makes it in. AV doesn't miss the FG. Mathis's play was the only lucky part and even if he didn't score, the field position should have yielded 3 or 7 anyway.). Luckily, it was agianst the Browns. If this happens in January, it's goodnight.So repeat after me: Today was our snake-bit day (losing Brackett and Dawson, too).
I agree, Bob. If the Colts punch in that score before halftime the spin is that Peyton and company dominated the hapless Browns by a score of 17-6 in poor conditions.
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