I didnt put the style I expect us to play, like I did in my initial response.
Didn't think I needed to put all that again
This supports my point. They had the best record in the league, while having the combo.
They ran into Derrick Henry, they sure weren't stopping the run that day. Gave up 217 yards. Did win TOP though somehow?
Again, not sure why you want to argue about it. Guess its just one of those days for me.
The only thing that proved is KC won the TOP and stopped the run better that day. Which was in fact the "winning formula". Whichever team did it all year doesnt matter. It is what won the game that day.
they clearly choked. I think we have a more balanced attack that can at the same time control the TOP.
Here's to that. I will be rooting for the same thing my fellow Colts fan.
Thanks for the interaction
The reason the giants beat brady in the SB both times is because they rushed the passer.
Dont be shocked to see Rivers do well behind a line that runs first, and stops the pass rush when he rarely does throw.
I'm calling it now. Colts will have number 1 rushing offense in the NFL. Rivers shouldnt really have to do much if anything at all.
you just proved my point. A team that didn't have a TOP style or run stuffing style all year, beat a team and won time of possession against a team that did have the style of winning TOP and stopping the run.
Absolutely, but a team that did it all year (SF), couldn't do it vs KC. They also lost TOP vs several of the good teams they played (their schedule wasn't all that great).
They couldn't throw it when they needed.
I'm all for winning the TOP, but it's not always needed to be a winning team. Like I said in the other post, KC was not good all year at TOP. They just happened to do it vs SF.
IMO, we need HFA. Beating a team like KC or Balt on the road (for many reasons) is a tall order. I like our chances against an NFC team on a neutral field.
TOP is overrated. KC was 19th, and TN was 27th. KC was also 26th vs the run and TN is middle of the road.
I'd also point out that Balt is #1 in TOP, and #5 best vs the run (the team that was arguably the best combination of the two), and lost at home to a team that was 27th in TOP and middle of the road vs the run.
Point is, you need balance. Also, you say "our style"... We were middle of the road in TOP last year (15th), and likely only that high because we totally changed our style because we had a poor and limited QB. We were 23rd in 2018 with Luck, and I'd assume we're going to be somewhere in the range of 15-20th this year wit.h Rivers.