Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

This playoff win as a #6 seed was better than beating the Texans as a division winner and #3 seed


Recommended Posts

We just flat out match up better vs the Texans. Going this route, we get a team in the Chiefs that we can score and control tempo on than if we were to go to New England who are pretty much unbeatable coming off a bye unless you are a smash mouth team that likes to punch them in the mouth like the Ravens. The Patriots tend to have more issues at the AFCCG level, after getting banged up a bit. We are not built like the Ravens, so I like this route better. After watching how the Texans' RBs and slot WRs gained YAC underneath, reminded me how James White, Edelman and Rex Burkhead could eat us alive with an accurate Brady throwing them for YAC easily. 

 

This playoff win might have reduced the impact of that 4th down call in the first Texans game considerably given the fact that winning the division and hosting a playoff game was what was the stickling point decided by that 4th down call, IMO.

 

Thoughts???

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, chad72 said:

We just flat out match up better vs the Texans. Going this route, we get a team in the Chiefs that we can score and control tempo on than if we were to go to New England who are pretty much unbeatable coming off a bye unless you are a smash mouth team that likes to punch them in the mouth like the Ravens. The Patriots tend to have more issues at the AFCCG level, after getting banged up a bit. We are not built like the Ravens, so I like this route better. After watching how the Texans' RBs and slot WRs gained YAC underneath, reminded me how James White, Edelman and Rex Burkhead could eat us alive with an accurate Brady throwing them for YAC easily. 

 

This playoff win might have reduced the impact of that 4th down call in the first Texans game considerably given the fact that winning the division and hosting a playoff game was what was the stickling point decided by that 4th down call, IMO.

 

Thoughts???

Pretty much on point! Our win hurts two teams. The Texans who won the division take a BIG L and are already out of the playoffs, and like you said earlier the patriots because they now have a much harder match up next week. We got gashed a bit late in the game, but I have trust in Eberflus to clean up and disguise our weak points. Can’t wait until next!

 

GO COLTS!! :lombardi:

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, Behle said:

No one is giving Colts credit for their performance tonight or quite frankly over the last half of the season. Sneaking up on teams will be fine with me for the rest of the year. 

Are you watching The Big Bang Theory or something. People are gushing about us......

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Behle said:

NFL network is talking about how Texans didn’t do this or do that. Nothing about what the Colts did. 

 

Well, the 2 least amount of playoff game points scored by a home team is 0 and 7.

 

0 vs KC Chiefs in 2015 and 7 vs Colts in 2018, both coached by Bill O' Brien.

 

Bill O' Brien does not know how to finish in the red zone. For the Colts sake, I hope he stays. :) 

Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, chad72 said:

We just flat out match up better vs the Texans. Going this route, we get a team in the Chiefs that we can score and control tempo on than if we were to go to New England who are pretty much unbeatable coming off a bye unless you are a smash mouth team that likes to punch them in the mouth like the Ravens. The Patriots tend to have more issues at the AFCCG level, after getting banged up a bit. We are not built like the Ravens, so I like this route better. After watching how the Texans' RBs and slot WRs gained YAC underneath, reminded me how James White, Edelman and Rex Burkhead could eat us alive with an accurate Brady throwing them for YAC easily. 

 

This playoff win might have reduced the impact of that 4th down call in the first Texans game considerably given the fact that winning the division and hosting a playoff game was what was the stickling point decided by that 4th down call, IMO.

 

Thoughts???

Yep, he definitely knows how to attack Tampa 2 as we've all seen, lol. REALLY hoping they lose next week.

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Behle said:

NFL network is talking about how Texans didn’t do this or do that. Nothing about what the Colts did. 

They are correct. They couldn't stop Andrew, Mack, our O-Line, our D-Line, our Secondary etc. Terrell Davis and Rod Woodson were very complimentary on GameDay Highlights....

Link to post
Share on other sites

I expected the Colts to whip up on the Texans. They were a paper tiger. I think this Colts team  is one of the better balanced in their history. That makes the Colts dangerous. Luck is in fine form, you have a good running game, and excellent receivers led by Hilton. As usual, a potent offense. 

I know a lot about good defenses by seeing so many good Ravens over the years. What impresses me about the Colts defense is how fast and physical it was . It looked very impressive. 

If the Colts hold court offensively against KC, their defense gives them an edge over KC, who has a poor defense. This makes Indy a very dangerous team. 

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I felt that way too, plus I’d rather play KC and Andy Reid next than have to go to the house of horrors that is New England in the playoffs.

 

Not saying winning in KC will be easy but I’d rather face a team and coach that is known for underperforming in the playoffs than New England.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The New England loutish media is already making assertions against all of their possible future opponents including the Colts and Ravens. I’m really hoping we get by LA , and get a chance to punch them in the mouth in the playoffs for a third time. 

I’m still angry they blamed the Ravens and Colts for their deflating exhibition of shady tactics. It’s always something with them, snowplows, funky formations, equipment issues , phantom penalties from breathing in Brady, etc. Lets hope it’s the end of the line for them soon !!

  • Thanks 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
18 minutes ago, The Old Crow said:

The New England loutish media is already making assertions against all of their possible future opponents including the Colts and Ravens. I’m really hoping we get by LA , and get a chance to punch them in the mouth in the playoffs for a third time. 

I’m still angry they blamed the Ravens and Colts for their deflating exhibition of shady tactics. It’s always something with them, snowplows, funky formations, equipment issues , phantom penalties from breathing in Brady, etc. Lets hope it’s the end of the line for them soon !!

 

Couldnt agree more!!!

 

I hope Lamar Jackson is first rookie QB to beat Belichick at Foxboro.

 

Their fans make it worse to appreciate their team.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, chad72 said:

 

Couldnt agree more!!!

 

I hope Lamar Jackson is first rookie QB to beat Belichick at Foxboro.

 

Their fans make it worse to appreciate their team.

 

I really think either the Colts or Ravens can beat them this year. Still, neither of us can look ahead as hard games loom ahead of us. 

I am more concerned about a rookie QB going up against Belichick , than Luck. 

The fans and media up there are the worse. The arrogance is compounded by the recent Red Sox win. I never thought I would say this, but they are way worse than the NY fans, and maybe a shade better than Philly fans. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

 

19 minutes ago, MTC said:

 

 

Brilliant!!!

 

There’s still always going to be the “yeah but...” folks. Heck, some might have even wanted the Colts to lose so that they could be right, just won’t come out and say it; but I’m certain they’d have been vocal if we’d lost this game. I’m going to ignore their noise for a while.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, chad72 said:

We just flat out match up better vs the Texans. Going this route, we get a team in the Chiefs that we can score and control tempo on than if we were to go to New England who are pretty much unbeatable coming off a bye unless you are a smash mouth team that likes to punch them in the mouth like the Ravens. The Patriots tend to have more issues at the AFCCG level, after getting banged up a bit. We are not built like the Ravens, so I like this route better. After watching how the Texans' RBs and slot WRs gained YAC underneath, reminded me how James White, Edelman and Rex Burkhead could eat us alive with an accurate Brady throwing them for YAC easily. 

 

This playoff win might have reduced the impact of that 4th down call in the first Texans game considerably given the fact that winning the division and hosting a playoff game was what was the stickling point decided by that 4th down call, IMO.

 

Thoughts???

Prefer to play NE over KC. The chiefs will score at will, the underneath zone vulnerability will get exposed as mahomes will have plenty of time behind his line. The combination of Hill, Hunt, and Kelce may be too much for us.  We can beat NE, let the chargers out Baltimore attempt to take it the Chiefs. Either of those two teams have a better chance than we do.

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Coltsman1788 said:

Colts showed the Texans who the top dog in the AFC South is. 

Yeah this game was essentially for bragging rights in the AFC South for a year. We haven't had that since the 2014 Season. We beat them 2 of 3 this season and twice in Houston, 1 being a Playoff game. We are the kings of the South again! 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Narcosys said:

Prefer to play NE over KC. The chiefs will score at will, the underneath zone vulnerability will get exposed as mahomes will have plenty of time behind his line. The combination of Hill, Hunt, and Kelce may be too much for us.  We can beat NE, let the chargers out Baltimore attempt to take it the Chiefs. Either of those two teams have a better chance than we do.

 

Weird things happen at Foxboro, man!!! Despite losing 5 games, they’re 8-0 there and have only 1 playoff loss in history at home in the divisional round after a bye week. Hard to ignore those facts as long as they’ve BB and Brady together there!!!

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, The Old Crow said:

The New England loutish media is already making assertions against all of their possible future opponents including the Colts and Ravens. I’m really hoping we get by LA , and get a chance to punch them in the mouth in the playoffs for a third time. 

I’m still angry they blamed the Ravens and Colts for their deflating exhibition of shady tactics. It’s always something with them, snowplows, funky formations, equipment issues , phantom penalties from breathing in Brady, etc. Lets hope it’s the end of the line for them soon !!

The Colts-Ravens Alliance shall prevail against them in the end. They know their empire’s days are numbered. Should the Raven forces raze New England before our Horseshoed Legion arrives...I will rejoice heartily with the men of Baltimore. 

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
42 minutes ago, Coltsman1788 said:

The Colts-Ravens Alliance shall prevail against them in the end. They know their empire’s days are numbered. Should the Raven forces raze New England before our Horseshoed Legion arrives...I will rejoice heartily with the men of Baltimore. 

 

And if we should somehow fail , may the Colts crush that chowder chomping crew , marked by skullduggery and dirty tricks of every ilk. 

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, chad72 said:

We just flat out match up better vs the Texans. Going this route, we get a team in the Chiefs that we can score and control tempo on than if we were to go to New England who are pretty much unbeatable coming off a bye unless you are a smash mouth team that likes to punch them in the mouth like the Ravens. The Patriots tend to have more issues at the AFCCG level, after getting banged up a bit. We are not built like the Ravens, so I like this route better. After watching how the Texans' RBs and slot WRs gained YAC underneath, reminded me how James White, Edelman and Rex Burkhead could eat us alive with an accurate Brady throwing them for YAC easily. 

 

This playoff win might have reduced the impact of that 4th down call in the first Texans game considerably given the fact that winning the division and hosting a playoff game was what was the stickling point decided by that 4th down call, IMO.

 

Thoughts???

All valid, keep on mind we do run man concepts as well and a few games this season we did make considerable adjustments and it worked.  So, we can switch concepts, our personnel can do it but our base has been so good....let's go beat KC!

Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, Coltsman1788 said:

The Colts-Ravens Alliance shall prevail against them in the end. They know their empire’s days are numbered. Should the Raven forces raze New England before our Horseshoed Legion arrives...I will rejoice heartily with the men of Baltimore. 

It's the Baltimore connection? :)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • We shall see. I think if he does anything close to what Lewis did last year he will stick. Lewis wasnt incredible but he did show the tools they thought he had when they drafted him. We need that same thing from Banogou this year or its probably curtains.
    • And as announcers have said, at home we swept, Mets, Dodgers, Padres, and Cardinals. Need reds to be help this week against brewers    And tomorrow starts a series with the Mets in NY. @NFLfan are you going to go to any of them? I saw the tickets were cheap.    I am going to the Marlins Cards game on Tuesday, close to home, in the second section from home. Will be my 5th game there this season. 7th overall   And will give a recap of AZ tomorrow, since I got back   
    • Agree with most of this, but Tannehill's accuracy was never really an issue. Those Miami teams he played for were just bad lol. Some horrible OLs. They finally started building the team correctly, and even Fitzmagic looked good.   Looks like TN is going all-in a bit for the next couple years, so wouldn't be surprised to see their O ask more from Tannehill. Running the wheels off Henry will only get you so far.
    • I wasn't big on landing Wentz but having said that sometimes a change of scenery can change a QB's career. Get with the right team = great run game, good coach than many things can change. There wasn't anyone that ever mentioned Ryan Tannehill as a top 15 QB when he played for the Dolphins, he was considered average by most and many Dolphins fans thought he was bad. Look at him in Tennessee though with Henry and better coaching. He went from average at best to good in most peoples minds. His accuracy is a lot better in Tennessee and with Henry being the focal point that allows Tannehill to make less mistakes and use play action effectively.    In reality, Wentz even has more physical tools than Tannehill has.
  • Members

    • Nadine

      Nadine 6,757

      Administrators
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • life long

      life long 235

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • colts824

      colts824 0

      Rookie
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • C0LT5

      C0LT5 68

      Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • Chucklez

      Chucklez 337

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
×
×
  • Create New...