The Indianapolis Colts are the best team in football!! There is no question, or arguments about it. I do not care what teams you throw out there, the Colts are simply a better team, period.
Monday Night the Colts all but bought their tickets to Detroit this winter, with a dominating performance over perennial powerhouse Pittsburgh. When the dust cleared the finial score read 26-7 Indianapolis, and the Colts looked like they meant business to achieve a perfect season, and a Super Bowl Championship.
The Colts came out with their usual bag of tricks, opening the game with an 80 yard TD pass to Harrison. This pass was of course set up by a perfect play action fake delivered by Peyton Manning. Edgerirn James, rushed for a hard fought 124 yards. His efforts keep the Steelers defense on the field longer than they wanted, and allowed Peyton to continue calling play action at will.
Indianapolis also showed off a new trick that they have featured all year, and continues to impress. The Colts defense slapped the Steelers in the mouth. Throughout the night the Colts D, applied heavy pressure to Roethlisberger, not allowing him to set his feet and look downfield and recorded three sacks, and picking him off two times. Their defense also stifled the Pittsburgh three headed rushing attack, holding them to 58 total yards. Big Ben actually led the team in rushing going into the fourth quarter.
Despite the utter dominance by the Colts, this was still a close game through the first half. Pittsburgh kicked off the second half down 16-7, and I am not sure what Cowher was thinking, but he started the half off with an onside kick that Indy recovered giving them amazing field position. I do not know what would possess anyone to give the Colts good field position at any point of the game. After failing to recover that kick, it was obvious the wind was knocked out the Steelers sails, as Indianapolis marched downfield to a touchdown and never looked back. For that move I have to give Coach Bill Cowher the bonehead move of the week. Your still in the game, give your team a chance to win, that means make Manning and that offense work as much as possible.
The Colts stand at 11-0, and look as dominant of a team that I have ever seen. What impresses me most is the defense. The Colts defense is second in the league in points allowed behind the Chicago Bears giving up 14.5 points a game. With a defense that is that dominant and an offense that will score 30.1 points a game it’s not too hard to win games. Indianapolis looks flat out scary at times with their passing and rushing attack. Now you throw in the leagues second best defense, and its going to be a long season for a lot of teams.
Indianapolis is firing on all cylinders right, looking stronger every week. They have withstood shots from two of the AFC’s best. The number of potential foes is dwindling down, 5 games and counting.
I have to say, I want to watch the Colts go undefeated. That was one of those marks I never thought would be met, but Indianapolis poses a legitimate threat. Also I want to put an end to this absurd dog and pony show we are subjected to every year watching the 72 Dolphins gather and sip champagne as the last undefeated team falls. It was a cute and funny act at first, but now it is just tasteless. So with that said, I make a cry to Colts head Colts Tony Dungy, if your team is going into Christmas Eve undefeated, please play your starters. Let them go for the record. You deserve it, and the fans of this great league deserve to an undefeated.
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