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#1 Stephen

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

that's what the majority of experts are giving us. One even likes the patriots by over 20.

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#2 TnColt8

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:23 AM

We also had a "high likelyhood" of only winning 1-4 games this year. As I recall we began the season on ESPN Power Ranking's No.32 spot. Not that I put much stock into ranks :thmup:

#3 Warhorse

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

How much chance were we given against the Packers?

"Anyone a die harder fan? I will be there believing to the end. Who is with me?" Thread started by Steveeoaktree33 at 2:49 PM of the day the Colts executed the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history. Very few concurred.


#4 Coltsfanman1953

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

If the COLTS play their game and can eliminate turnovers then a win is very possible.

#5 PatMcAfeeFan

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

How much chance were we given against the Packers?

I think the lowest I remember was some said we would lose by 14. Someone said we would lose in a blow out and not score anything.
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#6 gbrads_rants

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:55 AM

Its funny though...the experts don't really believe in this team...they think our success is fueled on some "Angels in the Outfield", "Rudy" cliche sappy sports story *.....I thought/think this team is solid and will only get better....Im going to simply ignore the critics and my Bostonian GF.....

#7 chad72

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

How much chance were we given against the Packers?


The difference is home vs the road though. Based on how we played the Packers, I would be more optimistic at home in a close game vs the Pats.

But on the road, Luck turns the ball over more, that is a fact, and that concerns me. Besides, losses to the Bears and a Jets offense that cant do much with most defenses does concern me. That Jets game disaster should not have happened, and if it did not, I would be more optimistic. It also suggests that our D needs the 12th man behind them more often, based on how our D has done on the road.

#8 Smonroe

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

The difference is home vs the road though. Based on how we played the Packers, I would be more optimistic at home in a close game vs the Pats.

But on the road, Luck turns the ball over more, that is a fact, and that concerns me. Besides, losses to the Bears and a Jets offense that cant do much with most defenses does concern me. That Jets game disaster should not have happened, and if it did not, I would be more optimistic. It also suggests that our D needs the 12th man behind them more often, based on how our D has done on the road.


I was just going to post the same thing. I can explain the Bears game, first outing, etc. the Jets game scares me, it's the outlier. This is a great game to let us know our true selves.

I'm not sure the 'road' makes too much of a difference now. Not after winning two. Lets face it, our D is suspect, we all know that. This game should tell us if our O can keep up with a high scoring team.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:19 PM

New England would have to make some mistakes particularly on 3rd down, Colts have to stop the run, Colts have to move the chains, Colts have to be able to run the ball when the situation calls for it (That means not passing the ball on 3rd and short). We have to get pressure on Tom Brady. do all those things and we MAY NOT need a turnover. Dont do any of those things and we will need a turnover and maybe more then 1. Im not counting on Butler to have another out of body experience and have another great game.Our Linebackers are going to have to step up and get to the QB and force a turnover. Cassius Vaughn is going to have play like he joined the right sport

#10 oldunclemark

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:21 PM

that's what the majority of experts are giving us. One even likes the patriots by over 20.


we really dont matchup ..backup corners.......LBs cover Gronkowski.....

...we can score..its just that they can score a lot more......we dont stop good teams that run....we have no answers defensively..


..we just need to see what we can do..because there is a good chance we go back there for the playoffs...

#11 Stephen

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:59 PM

i wouldn't say the defense has been bad on the road its more like they been put in bad situations in both the bears and jets games because the offense failed to sustain drives and turned it over a bunch. even blaine gabbert could score if a team gave him the ball at the 20 yard line five times in a row

#12 chad72

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

i wouldn't say the defense has been bad on the road its more like they been put in bad situations in both the bears and jets games because the offense failed to sustain drives and turned it over a bunch. even blaine gabbert could score if a team gave him the ball at the 20 yard line five times in a row


I agree. It is all about where you turn the ball over, if you do turn it over to give the D a chance. Cant afford leave points on the field vs the Pats whatsoever.

Leaving points on the field plus multiple turnovers equals Pats blowout, IMO.

#13 Warhorse

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

I dont see the Jets game as a sign of things to come, as much as I see it a wake up call for the scheme. We were not able to adjust to what they brought to the table.

"Anyone a die harder fan? I will be there believing to the end. Who is with me?" Thread started by Steveeoaktree33 at 2:49 PM of the day the Colts executed the second largest comeback in NFL playoff history. Very few concurred.


#14 Yehoodi

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:45 PM

until the pats fixed the 2ndary problems, any team can come back against the pats, or score points to go ahead to start the game . . . it should be an interesting game . . .

#15 manning04

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

no one is giving

that's what the majority of experts are giving us. One even likes the patriots by over 20.


Good. i want these "experts" to keep doubting.

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#16 schwamm

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:31 PM

I don't think it's so much about experts doubting the Colts. I suggest it may be that it can be difficult to shed preconceived notions. I have the same problem in fantasy football, often resisting picking up a player or defense that is surging because I didn't expect it of them. It becomes easy to assume it must be some kind of fluke.

I sincerely hope the Colts are no fluke, and to me, this is their statement game. Either they show they're for real, or leave people with a stronger sense that they are the product of a fluff schedule.

I am forever grateful for all the great players I've been fortunate enough to watch play the game with horseshoes on their helmets,

and I'm eagerly anticipating the opportunity to see which new Colts become the stars and fan favorites of tomorrow.


#17 Gavin

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

These are not the Patriots of 10 years ago, there is no Ty Law in that secondary, Question is do we have a secondary?

#18 HtownColt

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:10 PM

Wes Welker did not practice for the 2nd straight day today with an ankle injury according to Adam Schefter on NFL Live, Logan Mankins missed another practice as well

#19 cmgww

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:16 PM

Wes "Wekler" will probably play....if he doesn't I will be happy and mad. Happy that he's out vs. the Colts, mad that he's out b/c he's my WR1 in FFB..That said, I would gladly trade a Colts win for a stupid FFB loss
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#20 DarkHorseColts

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:22 PM

I dont see the Jets game as a sign of things to come, as much as I see it a wake up call for the scheme. We were not able to adjust to what they brought to the table.

I'm assuming at least some of that was due to it being the first game for Antonio Dixon & Clifton Geathers, who the Colts had just signed a few days earlier.

#21 HtownColt

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:25 PM

Donald Brown, Josh Chapman, and Robert Mathis did not practice today. most likely resting
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#22 Gavin

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:26 PM

I'd rather have the Pats play with a full deck, yeah a win is a win and it counts in the standings but I want to know if we can beat the Pats with all of there pieces and not just because a few of there best players were out

#23 Moose Of Woe

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Any given Sunday.

Some chance > No chance. We have a better shot than Buffalo did, and they were that close.

#24 BleedingBlue

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

we have more of a chance against the pats than we do against texas or denver. mostly because their d isn't that good.

but to win we have to do one thing we can't consistantly do....

STOP THE RUN.
Calvin Johnson drops 2 passes in the 4th Quarter? Really?

#25 ell_chrisso

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:56 PM

no one is giving

Good. i want these "experts" to keep doubting.


^^^ this. I don't want expectancy I want suprise.

Just like Peyton is a washed up QB that won't make the playoffs. Keep doubting guys!

#26 Corndog

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

These are not the Patriots of 10 years ago, there is no Ty Law in that secondary, Question is do we have a secondary?

Exactly, this season has shown that while the Patriots are still a good team, but they are not the dominant force they once had in the past. The bigger question is with two road wins, can the Colts beat a good team on the road, or atleast not embarass themselves like the Bears and even worse the Jets game?

#27 bluecolt

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

This will be a tough game for both teams. The pats struggle in the secondary where we can really take advantage of them, but to do that we need to apply the running game early to set them up later on. We can not be one dimensional against a team this good. I think the defense will show up and we need to make Brady uncomfortable.

#28 nails

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Agree Blue Colt (hey I'm new)
Pats secondary is definitely susceptible -
I really think making Brady uncomfortable is a big part in a win

#29 JoKeR

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:07 AM

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