Week 5: Losing (or winning?) the Luck Bowl

In the battle of two teams with a possibility of obtaining the number 1 overall pick in next April’s draft (and thus obtaining Andrew Luck), the Colts fell to the Chiefs 28-24 after a big Kansas City comeback.  But, on the positive side, losing this game is the same as winning the Luck Bowl, right?  Other notes:

  • Curtis Painter played really well today.  He finished 15/27, 277 yards (10.3 yards per attempt), 2 TD, 0 INT.  He was nearly unstoppable the 1st half.  He did not get much opportunity the second half until the final drive, but he played much better than I expected for the second straight week. 
  • Painter’s favorite target, Pierre Garcon, had a big day for the second straight week.  5 receptions for 125 yards and 2 touchdowns.
  • I have talked before about how Delone Carter has impressed me this year, but this week he was very un-impressive.  Granted, he did not get much help from the line, but he did not help the line out much either.
  • Donald Brown did well in the time he got in the game today.
  • Joseph Addai and Jerraud Powers were both injured and did not return during the game.  No word yet on the severity of their injuries.
  • Something is wrong with Dallas Clark.  He had 3 drops today, plus one that was not officially a drop but that he would have caught a year or two ago.  Maybe he is trying to do too much because he thinks he needs to without Manning, or maybe his wrist isn’t completely healed.
  • Pat Angerer had 15 tackles today.  He came into the day with the most tackles in the NFL, and he no doubt will end the day that way as well.  Antoine Bethea had 12  tackles.
  • Dwight Freeney had 1.5 sacks, Robert Mathis had the other 0.5.  Those two guys come to play every week.
  • Jacob Lacey had a terrible day.  But, it was not all his fault.  Somebody tell me who had the brilliant idea to put him on Dwayne Bowe, and then who had the idea not to help him out after Bowe was burning him time after time.  Bad coaching.

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