Week 7: 62-7
October 23, 2011 Leave a comment
The Colts had kept it close in all but one game coming into tonight. And the big loss to Houston in week 1, I could understand. There was so much confusion and craziness the week prior. But this is week 7. And the Colts were flat out awful. There was nothing good about tonight, except for Delone Carter running well. Or the fact that the Colts ‘knocked’ Drew Brees out of the game.
62-7. Awful. Tied for the most points given up since the 1970 merger. Most points allowed in Colts history, most points scored in Saints history. Most first downs in Saints history. 557 yards of total offens. Drew Brees with 5 TD and 4 incompletions.
This team is 0-7. They are bad. I understand that they are missing Peyton Manning, maybe the greatest player ever, and that no one has meant more to his team than Manning in NFL history. But this is the National Football League, and these are players who were good enough to make it to the NFL. There are many pro bowlers on this team: Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Jeff Saturday, Dwight Freeney, Robert Mathis. I commended the Colts for being competitive against the Steelers and the Bucs. I expected this to be a very bad season. But 0-7? Even I, who picked the Colts to start 0-5, had the Colts finishing 4-12.
Maybe this embarassing primetime blowout will get the attention of the front office. But probably not. It’s the Colts.
Oh, and Miami lost in overtime to drop to 0-6. The race for Andrew Luck is getting very heated.