Week 13: Close Only Counts in Horseshoes and Hand Grenades
December 4, 2011 Leave a comment
The game was not supposed to be this close. The Patriots were 20.5 point favorites – only the 5th time a team had been favored by 20+ points since 2000.
The Colts, against their rival Patriots, gave their all, but fell short 31-24.
The Colts made a big comeback led by the connection of Dan Orlovsky to Pierre Garcon. Orlovsky played very well today in his first start for the Colts. He was 30/37 for 353 yards, 2 TD, and an interception that was on an incredible catch by Jerod Mayo.
But, not to be a scrooge here, but the things people are saying about Orlovsky after today’s game are eerily similar to what I heard following Painter’s first start….
But, this was a very good game by Orlovksy, and the team looked better than it had in weeks. Pierre Garcon had 9 catches for 150 yards and 2 TDs, his third 2 TD game this year.
As Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) noted after the game, the Colts out rushed and out passed the Patriots.
“We out rushed them,out passed them..but the turnovers killed us”