Sunday, January 21, 2007

What a GAME! Colts Topple Pats 38-34

Wow, talk about a barn-burner....The Colts and Peyton Manning finally make it to the Superbowl in one of the most exciting playoff games in memory.

This one had everything. Great passes, hard runs, turnovers, drops, bombs...everything, including:
2 Offensive lineman scoring TDs after recovering fumbles by their running back on their way into the end-zone
1 Defensive lineman scoring a TD (Colts DT Dan Klecko on a flare pass from Manning)
HUGE special teams plays (mostly by the Patriots, who replied with a big return after almost every Colts score, EXCEPT for the final one)
The Colts blowing their chance to drive for lead with under 4 minutes left, then holding the Patriots, getting the ball back, and quickly marching down for the go-ahead TD with just 1:00 left in the game. First and 10 from the Patriots 11 and the Colts blast away with 3 straight runs into the endzone! Talk about calling plays against tendency....
And finally a smart defensive play...guess the Colts watched film, because when the Colts S Jackson made the INT at the end of the game, he almost immediately slide to the ground to protect the ball....NO CHANCE for the another INT-stripped-t0-regain-possession miracle for the Pats...

This ought to be a great Superbowl, strength on strength....

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