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Old November 9 2012, 02:03 PM   #436
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Re: NFL 2012 - Drive to Glory

Seattle was starting a rookie QB in his first game on the road no less, New England with their usually accurate kicker botched a very makeable field goal and the buzzer, Philly is a train wreck, and Miami, also starting a rookie QB, was just beginning to put it together then.

3 of those 5 losses have been to pretty good teams in minnesota, San Fran, and Green Bay.
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Old November 9 2012, 04:03 PM   #437
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The dumpster fire that we named the Colts last year is now 6-3 and in the thick of the playoff race. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Anyone? Anyone at all?
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Old November 9 2012, 05:29 PM   #438
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Despite the fact that I'm legally obligated to hate the Colts, their turnaround and inspired play for their coach has been one of the better storylines this season.

I still hope the Pats blow the doors of them next week though.

Seattle and Miami have been pleasant surprises as well.
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Old November 9 2012, 09:35 PM   #439
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I'm still impressed by how the Bears defense has scored more touchdowns on interceptions than a few entire teams' offenses have by the pass.
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Old November 10 2012, 07:48 AM   #440
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archeryguy1701 wrote: View Post
The dumpster fire that we named the Colts last year is now 6-3 and in the thick of the playoff race. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Anyone? Anyone at all?
The coach's fight with Leukemia has definitely been a unifying point, but this team was the team that Peyton Manning played for with all those other guys. Heck, I think more people paid attention to Peyton on the sidelines than the rest of the team on the field last year. Even though Luck is a big name in his own right, this team is a much more of a team concept and though you can't blame Manning for that, can you blame the other players for being distracted by the constant worry about his health?
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Old November 10 2012, 03:19 PM   #441
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but this team was the team that Peyton Manning played for with all those other guys.
Many of those guys are gone, the roster has really been turned over.
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Old November 10 2012, 04:29 PM   #442
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The coach's fight with Leukemia has definitely been a unifying point, but this team was the team that Peyton Manning played for with all those other guys. Heck, I think more people paid attention to Peyton on the sidelines than the rest of the team on the field last year. Even though Luck is a big name in his own right, this team is a much more of a team concept and though you can't blame Manning for that, can you blame the other players for being distracted by the constant worry about his health?
You must be thinking of Reggie Wayne, because not many other players from the Manning years are left. The ENTIRE offensive line is brand new (including TEs), The ENTIRE defensive line is brand new, only a handful of linebackers remain (Angerer, Freeny, Mathis) and a handful of DBs (Bethea, Powers). Donald Brown is still around, but I've never liked him and he hasn't been much of a replacement for Addai.

This team has been completely overhauled.

There was plenty of recognition to go around when Manning was still there... there were a lot of Pro Bowlers on those teams, and they had name recognition. The stadium wasn't completely filled with Manning jerseys on game day, everyone had their favorite player. Maybe the reason you think of the Colts now as more of a "team" is because you'd be hard pressed to name any of the players on it other than Luck right now.
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Old November 10 2012, 05:42 PM   #443
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As a Pats fan, I got to know the Colts pretty well from their much hyped matchups. Very few of the star powered regulars are still there from the Manning days. They really cleaned house this offseason.
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Old November 11 2012, 04:51 AM   #444
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The dumpster fire that we named the Colts last year is now 6-3 and in the thick of the playoff race. Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Anyone? Anyone at all?
Let's look at their schedule and results, though:

1 Sun Sep 9, 2012 @Bears L 21-41 0-1 62,341
2 Sun Sep 16, 2012 Vikings W 23-20 1-1 63,912
3 Sun Sep 23, 2012 Jaguars L 17-22 1-2 63,536
4 --- BYE WEEK ---
5 Sun Oct 7, 2012 Packers W 30-27 2-2 67,020
6 Sun Oct 14, 2012 @Jets L 9-35 2-3 79,088
7 Sun Oct 21, 2012 Browns W 17-13 3-3 64,560
8 Sun Oct 28, 2012 @Titans W 19-13 (OT) 4-3 69,143
9 Sun Nov 4, 2012 Dolphins W 23-20 5-3 66,479
10 Thu Nov 8, 2012 @Jaguars W 27-10 6-3 63,272

Their losses have been to mostly dogshit teams (the Jaguars are beyond terrible, the Jets are incredibly schizophrenic, the Bears are the outlier there), and they're barely squeaking by teams like Miami and Cleveland and Minnesota and Tennessee, when they should be smoking them (if they're a genuinely decent club). Their record is surprising, but for all the wrong reasons; I don't think this team is legit until at least another season (which makes sense, as it will take a while to dig out of the aftermath of Bill Polian shitting his pants for the last decade).
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Old November 11 2012, 05:08 AM   #445
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Re: NFL 2012 - Drive to Glory

Regardless of who they're beating or losing to, I don't think anyone expected them to even be considering getting a winning record, myself included. They may not be a legit contender yet, but the fact that they're beating teams with some regularity, whether those teams be good or bad, is a really good sign for where they're at. Youre usually not supposed to win too many games when you're in Year One of a top-to-bottom franchise overhaul.
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Old November 12 2012, 02:14 AM   #446
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Watching the end of the Rams-49ers game. Wow, what a clusterfuck.

Under a minute in OT & the Rams have no sense of urgency going on. Taking their sweet time getting up to the line with the clock running.

It's about to end in a tie.
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Old November 12 2012, 02:36 AM   #447
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First NFL tie in four seasons. That was a very sloppy finish.

Speaking of sloppy play, WTF happened to the Giants today? That was embarrassing!
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Old November 12 2012, 02:53 AM   #448
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Oh my GOD!!



Fucking Rams suck so much it makes me sick to my ass!

First play in OT: 80 yard pass to the Niner 2 yard line!

But wait...no..."Illegal Formation" penalty. Illegal formation? What the fuck? You're supposed to be goddamned professionals! You can't get something as basic as lining up correctly?? Fuck you and everyone you've ever loved.

Ah, but fortune smiles once again. Akers misses an easy FG, and the Rams are back in it!

Game winning field goal time...and...IT'S GOOD!!!

Except...hold on...the play clock ran out. Are you serious? You know that big ticking screen at either end of the field? FUCKING LOOK AT IT you chimp fuckers. GOD!!! Why?

Isaiah Pead should be cut immediately and left to find his own way home. The rest of the team (except Steven Jackson) should take the fucking Greyhound back, with stops in Get Fucked, NV and Eat Shit and Die, CO.










(Sorry Timby. I know this is your thing, but I couldn't hold that in without giving myself an embolism.)
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Old November 12 2012, 03:49 AM   #449
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^ Yeah, I thought Timby might've hacked your account there for a sec.

I'd be pissed too.
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Old November 12 2012, 05:00 AM   #450
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I had the Colts going 9-7, but they're on absolute fire right now.
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