Friday, January 11, 2008

Playoff Weekend!

This weekend is the second round of the playoffs and one of my favorite times of the year. There will be four games including the beginning of the title defense of your Indianapolis Colts. With a potential AFC Championship game out East on the horizon this might be the last game in the RCA Dome.

Of course to get to that point the Colts will have to get past San Diego, a team that beat them this year. You may recall that crazy game where Peyton threw six interceptions and the Colts missed a chip shot field goal at the end of the game that would have won the game.

There have been a few distractions before the game. There are published reports that Dungy will hang it up this season. His son has been enrolled in school down in Tampa and that has fueled the fire of speculation. Also Marvin Harrison is scheduled to return and start. Of course this song and dance has been sung several times over the past few weeks. If Harrison does not come back this weekend I fear we may have seen the last of one of the true great Colts.

Regardless the Colts need to win this game and I expect they will. San Diego is a talented team but on offense are one diminsional. LT LT and some more LT. San Diego's QB, Phillip Rivers, looked good last week and deserves credit for that. Of course that was against the Titans who you might remember had to give everything they had against the Colts in the final game of the year and against the Colts' third string the Titans won by six. But if Rivers has to get into a shoot out with Peyton, lights out San Diego. The San Diego defense is very good and should put some pressure on Peyton. For that reason it will be great to have back a three wide receiver set with receivers you have actually heard of.

If the Colts' special teams don't let the team down then this could be a dominating performance that would lead to the show down everyone wants to see: the good Colts versus the evil Patriots.

Good luck Colts. Oh and check out our friends at Stampede Blue for other Colts news.

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