Well, today, the abysmal 2011 Colts managed to lose yet another game to keep their “perfect season” alive.
This afternoon, the Colts got blown out by the Bye Week, in what was a bit of a nail-biter. Through three quarters, we were tied at three apiece, but in the fourth quarter, the Bye Week pulled ahead thanks to our leaky, porous defense.
But, before we jump into the analysis, we’ll hand out our awards.
Blue Collar Award
This award goes to Pat “Deadly Footspike” McAfee for several touchbacks and 15 punts including that massive 74 yd punt late in the fourth with a minute left and us down by 3 touchdowns.
White Collar Award
Despite throwing 7 interceptions (2 on the same play) and going 2 for 15 for 1 yard, this award goes to Curtis Painter. He drew the Bye Weeks offside when they lost interest after halftime and wandered over to a vendor for a hot dog.
Now, with our analysis. This week’s theme, running a nonsensical Colts blog.
The Good: Being Able to Write about Everything from Compactification to Chinese Import Jerseys
Pat Angerer was a beast. He got another 24 tackles today bringing his total for the season to 1.34 x 10 ˆ12.
Curtis Painter was only sacked eight times.
Jim Irsay tweeted some song lyrics and offered a riddle contest that made no sense.
Jim Caldwell made no half-time adjustments.
Only twenty-three guys got hurt, so we’ll be filling next week’s roster with a bunch of practice squad and waiver dudes.
AV kicking a 57 yd field goal early in the game.
The Middle of the Road: Having to Write Something Every Week Even When there is Nothing to Write About
Colts D holding the Bye Week to 702 yards.
Bethea had another game where no one noticed him.
Jeff Saturday gave a rousing speech at halftime that resulted in us losing by only 3 touchdowns.
Caldwell made no fourth quarter adjustments.
Peyton Manning stood on the sideline, exuding brilliance to absolutely no effect.
Our running game racked up almost 70 yards on the legs of Carter, Brown, and some other guy that we picked up off waivers somewhere.
The Bad: Being Related to and having to Co-Blog with an International Commando Assassin Dude Who Illegally Trades in Platypodes and Who Apparently Hides Vintage Colts Garb
Colts complete inability to stop the Bye Week.
Not picking up a first down in the first quarter.
Painter overthrowing Reggie Wayne.
Not picking up a first down in the second quarter.
Painter overthrowing Pierre Garcon.
Not picking up a first down in the third quarter.
Painter overthrowing Anthony Gonzalez, who did not suit up, and was visiting family in Ohio.
Not picking up a first down in the fourth quarter.
Freeney and Mathis being held and being held to zero sacks.
Peyton Manning standing on the sideline yet again.
Caldwell failing to make post-game adjustments.
Now, with this big loss behind us, we can start preparing for the Panthers to march into Lucas Oil Stadium and give us a beatdown next week. Another week of Upchuck for Luck. Until then, Go ‘Podes!