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Game Discussion: KC-IND Wild Card

This thread is for discussion of action on the field before, during, and after the first-round playoff game between Kansas City and Indianapolis. Each game this year will get its own discussion thread, so please discuss the other games in those specific threads.


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by Ben (not verified) :: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 9:13pm

So, what's the over-under for LJ's carries and yards for this game? Put me down for 40 for 250. At least as a Colts fan, the pain should be relativly short lived, as this game is only going to take about 2 hours...

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by Steve Young (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 3:15am

i think you are an idiot.

every game where the hype has been high this year, the colts have come through.

after the denver game, everyone was saying (including myself) that the pats would beat the colts, and what happened, is that the colts won.

after the jacksonville game, after the colts are gashed on the ground, after everyone had their fun with the colts run defense, the colts blew out cincinnati on MNF.

and now, the wild card round where the horrific colts run defense against one of the most talented backs in the nfl today, as long as one of the best offensive lines in football today.

this is where all the hype is.

but truth be told, the colts are 8-0 at home this season. and they have wins at cincinatti, and at denver. their 4 losses, came to jacksonville (which plays like a superbowl team at home), at tenessee ( thanks to vince youngs heroics) at houston( i have no answer to this one except for maybe they took this game for granted) and at dallas (when romo was playing like a hall of famer.

so the thing is, the colts, even though they are known not to be good in big games, have actually came through this year, and with the exception of the loss at houston, they have a great reason for losing the games that they lost.

as you are reading this, it seems as i am a colts fan. i am not. i actually do not like the colts, but i do believe, although i do not want this to happen, that the colts will win this game. and if the colts win this game, they will play baltimore, and here i am truly stumped. because jamal lewis is not a good back, but the colts did surrender 150 yards to ron dayne, so that should be a very interesting game.

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 5:31am

Steve Young speaketh the truth (except the Indy win over Cincy was at home but they DID beat NE away). Not only is Indy 8-0 at home, but KC is 2-6 on the road. Indy is also 10-0 in their last 10 prime time games. This one is not quite after dinner hour, but playoffs are prime time by definition, no? Oh wait, they lost their last two playoff games. hmmmm. That was to the eventual SB champs, and KC is NOT (we can all agree) the eventual SB champ, right? Ergo, Indy wins.

LJ will get his yards, but Green will not throw for the 389 yards and 3 TDs he did last time they met in the reg season. And Manning is facing a mighty suspect D. His last three games--including two losses, he has averaged a QB rating over 120.

I think the key to Indy beating Balt is McNair. They proved they can beat him regularly for a while and Jamal is now in Eddie George country--formidable, but not dominant. Assuming Indy wins over KC, the Balt game should be pretty good. More of a field position chess match.

I still maintain Indy will host NE for the AFC title. Not terribly likely, and weird, but karmic justice.

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by Ben (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 11:58am

I don't know. All of that sounds dangerously close to 'The Colts will win do to Peyton Manning's swagger'. I just don't see how anyone could watch the Jags and Texans games at the end of the season and think this game will be any different.

The only way the Colts will win is if they get up to a big lead early. Certainly the Chiefs defense isn't dominate, and the Colts offense has been very efficient the last few weeks. However, I think most folks can agree that Herm Edwards will have no problem running LJ into the ground this game.

LJ will almost certainly break a few big runs, and the Colts special teams coverage will give up some big returns. I just see this game playing out almost exactly like the Texans game, home or not.

Now, Bob Sanders will be back, and if he plays like he did in the NE game, that might be enough to keep KC to field goals once or twice. Of course, turnovers are the unknown here. Just looking at the line stats here though, the Colts give up over 80% in the power success rate, worst in the league, while KC is successful almost 75% of the time, second best in the league. Again, like the Texans game, I think the Colts will give up a ton of third down conversions, and the offense just won't make it on the field enough.

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by Ben (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 12:00pm

err, make that 'due to Peyton Manning's swagger'. Man I wish you could edit here...

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by Pat (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 12:59pm

every game where the hype has been high this year, the colts have come through.

Quietly ignoring the Cowboys game?

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by Steve Young (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 2:52pm

first off, the cowboys game did not nearly receive as much hype as the NE and the CIN game. second, what i meant to say in my first post, is that Indy had only ONE loss that was not forgivable. that was the houston game.

like i said before, jacksonville at home, plays like a superbowl team, they went 6-2 at home, including shutting out the steelers and the jets. second, when the colts lost to the titans, that was at tennesse when Vince Young was realizing his brilliance and their kicker was realizing his powerful leg. and third, the dallas game was played when tony romo was playing like a hall of famer.

but back to my other point, the colts will come through against the chiefs, everyone is just screaming chiefs, and its getting the colts mad.

i think, however, that the divisional playoff between the colts and the ravens will be much like last years playoff game in which the steeler defense dominated the colts offensee.

baltimore has a better defense than the steeler defense last year, and has a big bruising back in jamal lewis, so that their offense will be able to move down the field. however, i think that the patriots will beat the chargers, because bill belichick will find a way, and that way will work.

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 8:29pm

Here's a funny thought: If/when Indy wins the SB, they will more or less be immune from one particular malaise that SB winners face: The attrition of coordinators to other teams. (Thinking about Marvin Lewis leaving Balt, Weis and Crennel, etc.)

Tom Moore is like 90 and too old and nobody but nobody would want Ron Meeks, eh?

Okay, we'll revisit this bit of nonsense in four weeks... or not.

#4 Ben, the flipside to that is, per DVOA, Indy has the #1 1st quarter O and KC has the #31 1st Qtr D. Based solely on that I would not be surprised to see a 21-0 lead. And that's a big deficit to run out from under. More realistixcally, 14-0 or 21-7.

Denver almost ran out from under a big deficit against Indy earlier this year. It might force KC to go on every 4th down. I don't know enough of Herm's tendencies, to know if that is realistic. KC might make 4 out of 5 4th down conversions, but on that 5th, if Indy scores a TD through the air, it's just tough to compete by running. Remember, the more you shorten a game, you not only limit INdy's possessions, but your own as well. If KC is down two scores at halftime and runs off 9-minute drives the rest of the game, they have time for only three more full drives (assuming Indy coughs up the ball in one minute each time they get it). So the short game requires Indy's O to be close to perfect, but the same for KC's O.

And Ben, you can look at the Jags and Texans games and say "it'll be a replay," but why wouldn't you also look at the Eagles and Bengals games and say the same thing? Two blow-outs over playoff caliber competition. Face it, oindy has been up and down.

The success over/under is probably about 175 rushing yards against--part of that depends on Indy's O (if they're super, KC will have to pass more), Indy's D (obvious), and KC's O (obvious). At home, with Sanders back and the matchups on the other side of the ball (Indy's O/KC's D), I think it looks like a pretty clear Indy win. Plus Manning has been hot--he is currently on a streak of 135+/- passes without an INT--his career best. 120 QB rating over past 3 games.

NOTE: I am biased and given to bouts of optimism. Not usually delusion, but, who knows?

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by Sid (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 3:31am

RE: 7

Actually, I think you are an idiot (to use your language) for saying the Colts and Patriots will have easy wins this weekend.

I do think the Colts will win, but automatically pencilling in New England at San Diego would be a big mistake.

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 5:06am

Sid,
I'd put the winning odds for Indy and NE at about the same level--If you look at the two previous NE/NYJ games, the NE win was a STOMP before a failed, late NYJ comeback (like a lot of Indy wins over the past 7 years--up by 21 in the 3rd, but only win by 7-10) and the NE loss was close and featured two unlikely, unpredictable turnovers that NYJ managed to capitalize on to the max. Adding in the experience factor and HFA, the more I read about the matchup, the more I like NE.

A few days ago I would have given them a 55/45 chance, now it's closer to 75/25 in my mind. Still not "easy" as if any NFL game is, but I think it's likely. Perhaps that is overstated--with such intimate familiarity between two competent organizations, maybe the odds spread should never be that big.

Also, reading what Balt watchers have to say about matchups on the playoff prediction thread (AKA "why does Polian's shit not work?"), I am pretty optimistic about Indy's potential chances against Balt's D. Plus I don't think Jamal Lewis is the terror he once was and while Steve McNair owned the Colts for a year or so a while back, he no longer does. The bye and HFA will help Balt (in theory). But I get ahead of myself assuming an Indy win on Saturday.

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by Steve Young (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 5:50pm

I am not pencilling in New England at San Diego, however i am pencilling in that you are a douche for liking the jets.

the game is at new england, the jets have won there before this year, but that was a miracle, there is no way bill belichick is going to lose this one. he and tom brady are just too good together and i believe maroney and dillon will run all over the jets defense. as for the jets offense, it is too slow to do any quick damage. while pennington is a good qb, his arm is not strong enough to be as explosive as it needs to be.

as for the chiefs/colts game, its very possible that the chiefs might win thanks to LJ. but let it be known that bob sanders, who can actually make a tackle, will probably be playing in the box until the chiefs are forced to pass. and once it gets 17-14 to the colts advantage with 2 minutes left in the second quarter, trent green will throw a pick and the colts will put more points on the board, completely eliminating KC's chances of facing baltimore.

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by Nathan (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:42pm

There has been endless talk about how KC will try to win by keeping Peyton off the field by running the ball and throwing short passes, the idea evidently being to avoid scoring to quickly when they have the ball. I remain at a loss as to how this can possibly work.However time of possession may break down, the other team gets the ball the same number of times as you do (barring turnovers). What advantage is there, then, in taking a lot of time off the clock when you have the ball? This makes sense if you have a lead, but if the game is tied where is the advantage? Herm and the pundits talk like this is obvious. Maybe I'm missing something, but I just don't see it. As a Chiefs fan, I'm concerned that Herm will put too much stock in this philosophy and sacrifice chances to score on the alter of ball control.

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by Nathan (not verified) :: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:44pm

Trent Green's recent spate of interceptions has to be a huge concern for the Chiefs. He just hasn't looked good since the injury, and I think Huard is a better quarterback at this point.

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by B (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 1:48am

KC's only chance is to limit the number of possessions by running the ball a lot, never settling for field-goals, and being the beneficiary of at least two Colts turnovers with not turning the ball over themselves. If those things happen, KC can win.

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by Steve Young (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:14am

If all of those things happen, then not only will the chiefs win, but the bears will win the superbowl despite their defense not being able to stop anyone, meanwhile rex grossman will throw 12 TDS and 0 INT. also the patriots, the afc contender, will almost win thanks to the stellar play of their WR's, and the wretched play of tom brady.

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by COIFLIP (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 1:32pm

To Todd S. in particular and any else who is interested:
I recently posted a comment to the effect that Manning is his own worst enemy in the Postseason, and Todd S. challenged me to prove it.
If you are interested in my theory and attempt at proof, follow the link in my sig.

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by COINFLIP (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 1:34pm

Arrg! Typo on my own sig name!

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by COINFLIP (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:13pm

#8: "It might force KC to go on every 4th down. I don’t know enough of Herm’s tendencies, to know if that is realistic."

BWAHA HA HA! Snort! Chortle!

Oh, yeah. That'll happen.

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by young curmudgeon (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 2:18pm

Would someone please tell "Steve Young" that it's OK to comment on this website without being totally, ravingly pissed off? At least he's gotten the caps lock off, finally. Many of his comments are actually interesting and accurate, but he is so quick to fall into an insulting, abusive tone that he discredits his own arguments.

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by DavidH (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 3:06pm

Re:12

Nathan, I completely agree. I don't understand the fascination with time of possession or "keeping the opponent offense off the field." Actually, I CAN see a couple benefits for a weaker team to do it:

A) The fewer possessions there are in a game, the more likely it is for the inferior team to win. (Or at least, as the number of possessions approaches infinity, the chances of the better team winning approach 100%, so I assume this statement is true.)

B) The longer it takes your offense to score, the more time your defense will have to rest. (Yes, the offense rests, too, but CW says that a defense tires out faster because they are reacting instead of acting.)

C) "Keeping the other team off the field" means that your offense is doing a good job. It AT LEAST means you are not turning it over quickly, and likely means you are driving down the field and getting some points. So insomuch as "KTOTOTF" equals "doing good on offense" then, yes, KTOTOTF is good.

Of course, these reasons are never brought up when somebody is talking about limiting the Colts' possessions. It's always about giving Peyton less chances to score. But, as you said, if Peyton has less chances, so does the opposition, so that reasoning is pretty faulty in my eyes.

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by Phil (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 3:43pm

I was just about to ask what ever happend to Stephen Yang. I think he's back as Steve Young.

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by Nathan (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 4:54pm

Ack, another Nathan, and a Chief's fan at that!

I disagree with everything he said on principal. Go Colts.

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by Fnor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 5:44pm

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Just join channel #FO on server bendenweyr.dyndns.org, and read the topic.

* Fun not guaranteed.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:29pm

21: An interesting theory. Steve Young is a suspiciously similar username to Stephen Yang.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:33pm

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY

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by Compucrazy (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:35pm

the nightmare nevers ends.

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by Derek (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:37pm

Who are the two biggest off-season signings for KC? Patrick Surtain, Ty Lay

I know they may be shadows of their former selves (especially Law) but this is the kind of game they signed them for.

If they are in fact to win and Manning has a down game as a result of some solid play by those two you'll be seeing much credit given to the front office for those acquisitions.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:38pm

Chiefs go three and out on the opening series.

Is it just me, or does that mean the game is already over?

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:38pm

If the Colts are gonna play a 4-4, you gotta throw the ball.

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:47pm

Surtain was acquired in 2005 (via trade).

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:48pm

And Viniteri earns his big paycheck.

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:51pm

what an ugly hat Mrs. Julie...

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:53pm

Who are these people, and what have they done with the Colts defense?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:54pm

Just turned on. Who's doing the play-by-play? And while I like Collinsworth, It's a bit harsh t osay "Green's lucky that wasn't picked off". Kennison should have caught it.

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:57pm

Jesus, I saw that Colts playcall and thought it was some kind of madden cheat code

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 6:58pm

You know, that Marvin Harrison guy is pretty quick.

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by Not saying (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:00pm

I changed computers recently so I'm seeing some ads here for the first time.

I find it ironic that the tag line for the ad at the top of this page is: "Computers can't pick champions."

They obviously know their audience well.

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by Alex Mackenzie (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:00pm

Anyone else think this game is over? Two drives and the Chiefs have not been able to run on the Colts. Meanwhile, the Colts' run game is looking good.

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:00pm

Wow, Edwards #95 gave perhaps the worst effort I've ever seen a DL give on Addai's 8yd run.

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:02pm

4th on the 1 yard line.

They should have gone for it, the D is not going to hold up forever.

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:02pm

The Colts D is fired up and playing well, but KC has withstood the early surge. I don't think Indy will be able to keep up the intensity (and KCs recievers won't be dropping as many passes) throughout the whole game.

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:04pm

Dante Hall is costing the Chiefs field position..

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:09pm

Freeney had 2.5 sacks this season did he not....?

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:09pm

Wow, Freeney is fast when he is not spinning out of his mind!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:10pm

1 quarter over, and the defenses are to the fore. Who'd have thought it?

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:11pm

The Chiefs are looking like a team that doesn't belong in the playoffs... which, of course, is exactly what they are.

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:14pm

How much more of this will it take before Addai attempts to kill Manning out of revenge?

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by Independent George (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:16pm

Is it too much to ask for to have a replay actually show what the coverages are down the field when Manning has to dump it off for a loss on two consecutive plays? KC was getting no pressure whatsoever, so I have to assume that there was some great coverage down the field.

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by johnt (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:16pm

Why are the Colts better on 3rd and 18 than 1st and 10?

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:16pm

Ty Law INT to the colts 5

awesome

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by Sergio (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:17pm

Who the hell are these teams?

The Chiefs can't run (against the Colts, to boot). The Colts can't score (against the Chiefs, to boot). Too weird so far.

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by Sergio (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:17pm

Shame on you, Ty Law. Manning slowed you down?

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:17pm

Law owns Manning

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:17pm

Correction: Law ran it to the 9 yardline.

LJ carries it to the 2 on first down.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:17pm

Big turnover for the Chiefs, and the Manning/Harrison combination isn't great on defense.

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by Sergio (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:18pm

Herm's gotta go for it.

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:19pm

Sometimes Collinsworth has something worthwhile to say. But how in the hell did Ty Law "confuse Peyton Manning again" on that, and how did he "jump the route"? How is that anything other than the QB thinking the receiver would go somewhere, and the receiver thinking he should go somewhere else?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:19pm

KC should go for this. How many opportunities like this are they going to get?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:19pm

Told you. The Chiefs should have gone for it.

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:19pm

Tynes misses the 23 yarder off the post.

This game has become a circus.

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by Sergio (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:19pm

Football gods' revenge.

Herm's got no balls.

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:19pm

well there you are.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:20pm

The Chiefs offense definitely deserves a "We're All Professionals Here" TMQ item this week.

3 and out, 3 and out, falling down on 3rd down leading to missed 20 yard field goal.

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:20pm

Colts FG gremlins are in full effect!

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:20pm

Good touchdown saving tackle by Manning and Harrison.

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by Phil (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:20pm

Game over. That was their chance. Well played Herm, well played.

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by Independent George (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:20pm

What's the 'This is our country' count on the game so far?

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by Nathan (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:21pm

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:21pm

I think only two, but I might have missed one.

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by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:21pm

Colts still have to get it out of the end zone. Ugh.

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by Gerry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:21pm

OK. Who suddenly put my Giants in Chiefs uniforms?

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:21pm

Clutch play by Manning making Green trip and then making the kicker honk an easy one.

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:21pm

You know, in HD, you can see the pixels in that Chevy commercial sucking.

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:21pm

I don't think they should have gone for it. Its not like they have been actually moving the ball, I think you go for it only if you have proved that you can at least get 1 first down.

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by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:22pm

Or....not.

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:22pm

Addai has 4 receptions for MINUS SIX yards total. Fletcher has 1 reception for minus four.

Manning, stop running backwards.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:22pm

If you make Dominic Rhodes look that good, you must really, really, suck.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:23pm

My 2-year-old was peeing on the floor so I missed it, but how in the world did the Chiefs fail to score after the INT?

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by Nathan (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:23pm

Apologies for the frames destruction. At least this is our country.

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by Nathan (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:24pm

Tables destruction even. I'm too giddy about this game so far.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:25pm

3rd and 22, no problem. This is the down that the Colts are best at.

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:25pm

78

"My 2-year-old was peeing on the floor so I missed it, but how in the world did the Chiefs fail to score after the INT?"

This might be the greatest single sentence I've ever seen posted on FO

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by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:27pm

Next time, Mellencamp, make sure you put a clause in the contract that says Chevy can't run your song into the ground.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:27pm

The dream is still alive
Someday it will come true
This country it belongs
To folks like me and you
So let the voice of FREEDOM
Sing out through this land
Dum dee dum dum dum.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:28pm

I am I reading this right? As far as I can tell, the Chiefs have Ty Law on Harrison, Lenny Walls on Reggie Wayne and Pat Surtain on Dallas Clark.

Coverages aren't easy to see and I might be wrong, but if not, I'm astonished. Surely Surtain should be covering Harrison or Wayne. Clark's good, but he's not Antonio Gates.

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:29pm

Harris: they got down to the 1 or 2, then on 3rd down Green tripped after taking the snap. Then they missed a 20-ish yard field goal that hit the upright, which probably would've gone in if they hadn't lost two yards on the trip.

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by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:29pm

Think KC will get a 1st down in this half?

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:29pm

Yaguar -- that sounds like a "South Park" song.

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:29pm

Apparently Diet Pepsi's ad department is going through some tough budget cuts. That voiceover commercial was awful.

And Collinsworth just dropped the line "I think Trent Green is hoping for a hot flash here."

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:30pm

cd6, my daughter and I thank you.

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by young curmudgeon (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:30pm

Glad to be watching a football game, I'd forgotten whose country this is.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:31pm

The Chiefs offense is approaching Raidersesque ineptitude, despite playing one of the worst defenses in the league.

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by johnt (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:31pm

I'm not sure what's worse, the chop block call or ... the Chiefs. Seriously, they're awful.

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by Sergio (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:31pm

This game is too funny.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:31pm

3rd & 2 and you don't give LJ the ball?
Herm, you've already screwed him forever, make the most of him while he can walk.

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by Anger...rising (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:31pm

I don’t think Indy will be able to keep up the intensity (and KCs recievers won’t be dropping as many passes) throughout the whole game.

Sure about that?

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by ugh (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:32pm

Good time to bring the suck, Chiefs. They can't even RUN against Indy.

They should just call this game off and bring in the Steelers or Denver or something.

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by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:32pm

Our country...#5, I think?

99
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:32pm

So let the voice of FREEDOM...

THIS IS OUR COUNTRY

100
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:33pm

98: Only four. But don't worry, it's still only the second quarter.

101
by Nathan (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:34pm

We must take a second to remember our fallen FO posters who have been taken by the Our Country drinking game.

Please remember, if you are currently playing you are already tanked. We're not even at the half yet. Let it go.

The more you know.....

102
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:34pm

No wonder people buy foreign cars. They can't buy from Ford because anyone that stupid can't make a good car, and they can't buy from Chevy because that commercial played every damn five minutes makes people want to vomit when they hear Chevy.

102
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:34pm

No wonder people buy foreign cars. They can't buy from Ford because anyone that stupid can't make a good car, and they can't buy from Chevy because that commercial played every damn five minutes makes people want to vomit when they hear Chevy.

104
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:35pm

I have to say, the Chiefs have some excellent defensive ends.

I think this will go down in history as the day that the KC offense officially collapsed.

105
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:38pm

Oh goodness, now Collinsworth is spouting the whiny "you can't touch the Colts anymore" garbage. Now I remember why I despise him. I see him praised in some columns and stuff, and I totally forget that he was the announcer who first got me to mute the TV and turn on the radio. Now it's all coming back.

106
by Derek (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:38pm

Time of posession 20min to 8min

107
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:39pm

How is a run from week 14 the "Play of the Day"? Samsung must have a decidedly different definition of "day" than I do.

108
by Sergio (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:40pm

re: 105

If it was regarding that Illegal Contact penalty that was declined, yeah, going by what they showed on replay, it was pretty weak.

I can't believe this game sucks so much.

109
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:41pm

What does Jim Mora know about halftime adjustments during the playoffs? PLAYOFFS?

110
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:42pm

Herman Edwards, why call a timeout? I'll give the Colts more time to score after the Chiefs go three and out when they get the ball back.

111
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:42pm

How can you say that this game sucks? I think that it has been really good.

112
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:43pm

During the last few commercial breaks, I've completely forgotten whose country this is.

113
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:43pm

Well, okay, not 'really' good, but good.

114
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:43pm

It's not Peyton's country, that's for sure.

115
by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:43pm

I told Peyton just before that play: just don't throw an interception.

116
by Derek (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:44pm

uh oh manning's 0td, 2int.... at what point do we start chanting Marino?

117
by Randy S. (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:44pm

The most entertaining thing about this game was finding out that Tony Dungy has no money.

Actually, maybe it's the Manning INTs.

118
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:44pm

ooh, bad interception. Don't think the Chiefs will be able to do anything with this, though. not the way things are going.

119
by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:44pm

Nice catch, but WTF was Peyton doing? Even if the pass isn't picked, the receiver was well covered.

120
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:45pm

Well, Green certainly isn't trying to go in only down 6 points.

121
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:45pm

I think what Manning saw was, the receiver was behind the two defenders. And if the pass was about two inches higher, it was a TD. We were about two inches from that being a Collinsworth rant about Manning making an incredible throw instead of ranting about what a horrible read and decision it was. I so totally hate outcome-based announcing.

122
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:46pm

OK. Who replaced Peyton with my Giants' Eli?

123
by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:46pm

Colts get the chance to turn it over again.

124
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:46pm

Maybe it will be Damon Huard's country in the second half?

125
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:46pm

Furthermore, WTF is he throwing to Aaron Moorhead for?

What part of "Aaron Moorhead in double coverage" sounds like "attractive pass target" to you?

125
by jm (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:46pm

I think it's safe for Brian Billick to go back to practicing his authoritative frowns or whatever he was doing before the game started.

127
by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:47pm

We've established that KC has a heckuva punter.

128
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:47pm

And the Chiefs timeout does indeed give the Colts more time after the 3-and-out.

129
by Phil (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:47pm

I hope the Chiefs hire a black head coach next year, so we can get some extra effort out of LJ.

130
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:48pm

Does this game seem like a Colts offensive scrimmage to anyone else? I keep looking away and the Colts have the ball back...

131
by ugh (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:49pm

No Colts fans were too too upset about that last Manning INT because they knew the Chiefs wouldn't do anything on offense.

Speaking of chants, "Free Damon Huard" has a nice ring to it.

132
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:49pm

#127

Seriously, those punts have been pretty phenominal.

133
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:50pm

I uh, don't think Addai knew he was getting the ball on that one.

134
by Derek (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:50pm

pregame we were talking about how the chiefs couldn't settle for field goals or they had no shot... could we have had it backwards?

only time will tell...

135
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:51pm

Yea, I want to see that play again. I think that was entirely improvisation.

136
by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:51pm

Finally, a 2 score lead.

137
by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:51pm

There is a fine line between madness and genius. I'm not totally sure which side of the line that run call was, but I'm inclined to think madness.

138
by ugh (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:52pm

Adam Vinateri, clutchest of the clutch.

139
by Randy S. (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:52pm

Holy crap, there's a Canadian version of This is Our Country. With hockey players! My mind has been blown.

140
by jm (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:52pm

This could end up beig a very unpleasant week in the Gostkowski household...

141
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:52pm

Probably a QB sneak would've been a better call to get those last two yards. Especially since Addai looked like he thought they were going to spike it.

142
by Marko (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:53pm

Did anyone else notice that after Vinatieri's field goal on the last play of the half went through the uprights, the NBC graphic said "TOUCHDOWN" and listed the score as 12-0 instead of 9-0 as it actually is?

143
by DrewTS (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:53pm

Is this freaking Bizarro World, or what? This game couldn't be going less like what was expected.

144
by Kuato (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:54pm

Hope eveyone BET the UNDER.

145
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:54pm

And Marky Mark is the in studio guest.

146
by Sophandros (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:55pm

Raise your hand if you had "no first downs for the Chiefs in the first half" among your prop bets.

147
by brian c (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:55pm

Colts relying on the run a little too much. Seems to be pulling manning out of his game.
I would let him open it up a bit more.

148
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:55pm

Randy, do you have a link for that?

149
by im_no_playa (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:56pm

with all the advances in technology, why do NFL teams still only have PICTURES to show their QBs on the sidelines? Where's the computer or PDA-like device that shows the defense and how they move on a given play, with the QB coach or QB playing the video back and forth Madden-style?

150
by dave (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:56pm

Jerome Bettis wouldn't change quarterbacks because the offense hasn't gotten into a rhythm yet. I guess the bus nickname is because he has the IQ of a bus. Hey Jerome do you think maybe the QB is the reason the offense hasn't gotten into a rhythm yet???

151
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:56pm

Chiefs offense: 16 yards on 18 plays. Is that some sort of record?

152
by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:57pm

"Why do they call him the bus?"
"Because he was afraid to fly"

153
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:58pm

Peter King will be up next to talk about his daughters' softball teams and lattes with 10 shots of expresso.

And Brett Favre.

154
by Mike (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 7:59pm

Ok I missed the first half - someone explain to me, has LJ already combusted? How on earth did KC stop the Colts 3 times for FGs? What the hell's going on around here?!

155
by Randy S. (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:00pm

Joshua - I'm watching the Canadian feed of the game, and it was actually on before halftime.

156
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:01pm

I know that this is only 9-0 Colts, but does anyone else feel like this is over already?

157
by Eddo (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:01pm

149:
I believe it is an NFL rule that teams may only use still shots on the sidelines. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, though.

158
by Phil (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:01pm

Dave, I don't think you realize that he's from Detroit.

159
by Sid (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:02pm

I didn't expect LJ to have that much success in the playoffs. I kinda figured that huge amount of carries would have some effect. Even the past few weeks he's shown signs of wearing down.

160
by Sophandros (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:02pm

154: It gets better. The Chiefs have zero first downs in the first half, they missed a 23 yard FG, and have picked Peyton off TWICE, once in the endzone.

Strange, strange game.

161
by DavidH (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:03pm

154:

has LJ already combusted?
No, but Indy is playing the run and letting Green beat them, which he can't do. Part of that is because the Chiefs have dropped pretty much every catchable ball, which has cost them at least 2 first downs.

How on earth did KC stop the Colts 3 times for FGs?
The Chiefs have been luring the Colts O into the red zone, where they're only the 13th-ranked offense by DVOA. Plus playoff Manning has shown up with 2 INT's.

What the hell’s going on around here?!
One thing notable you missed was Ty Law running a pick back to the 9 yard line, LJ running it to the 2, Green falling down on 3rd down, then Tynes clanging a 23-yd FG off the post. They looked like a high school team.

162
by Anger...rising (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:03pm

Hey Jerome do you think maybe the QB is the reason the offense hasn’t gotten into a rhythm yet???

Considering he's 2-for-7, with four of the five incompletions being drops, I'm gonna say "no."

163
by LMSx (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:03pm

Jim Mora's a pretty good analyst, or at least has a good voice.

164
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:03pm

155,

So whose country is it? This US/Canadian versions are blowing my mind.

165
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:05pm

The Colts have 15 first downs, 100 yds rushing, 150 yds passing.

AND SIX POINTS!

How is this possible?

166
by Randy S. (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:07pm

164 - It's basically the same as the American commercial, but then they spliced in some hockey footage from the 70s. Oh Ford, really breaking the bank for the Canadian market.

167
by Kal (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:07pm

Okay, I get back from sending off the kids to the grandparents and this is what I get? Manning has no TDs, two INTs, LJ's rushed for 24 yards, and the score is 9-0?

Seriously, what the hell is going on? Did I get teleported back to 1972 or something?

168
by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:08pm

Bench Peyton Manning! He's a bum!

169
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:08pm

Okay, that was an ugly ass throw.

170
by Lou (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:08pm

nfw, another pick

171
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:08pm

Man, Peyton's defense is really letting him down today...

172
by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:08pm

Bizzare throw. Does Ty Law have a 'Manning magnet'?

173
by Queequeg (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:08pm

163

Good point, dunno if he's a good analyst, i tend to blank out what they're actually saying, but the only criteria for deploying them should be the mellifluousness of their voice.

peyton turns eli again!

174
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

I demand a Jim Sorgi vs Damon Huard matchup!

175
by Eddo (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

BOO! We want Sorgi...
Oops, I guess too many Bears fans have rubbed off on me.

176
by jm (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

Thankfully, I did put money down on "at some point in the 3rd quarter, Ty Law will have as many catches as the Chiefs' entire offense."

176
by Dan R. (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

I think I speak for all Chiefs fans when I say that this feels like another Chiefs playoff chokejob. If not for some bad throws by Manning we're getting blown out. Throw in a missed figgie and I'm very angry.

178
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

That Jim Mora Coors Light commercial was the best one yet.

179
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

I think Manning and Harrison need to spend a little more time working together before the game. (/sarcasm)

Seriously, they're not only not on the same page, they're not in the same playbook. What the hell is going on out there?

180
by doktarr (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

PLAYOFFS?

181
by perrin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

RE 171:
That's beautiful.

182
by Kal (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:09pm

And pick #3.

Weirdest game ever.

183
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:10pm

The two new Coors Light commercials, Mora and Ditka, are grade-A.

184
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:10pm

Well, I guess Peyton's picked the right game to throw 3 interceptions.

185
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:10pm

So, we had that whole commercial so that they could challenge and go back to commercial... *sigh*

186
by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:11pm

Pretty sad that Toyota makes me want to buy a pickup, and Chevy makes me want to throw my TV out the window.

187
by Larry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:11pm

yeah, but it was worth it for the Mora "PLAYOFFS?" spiel. Very worth it.

188
by Larry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:12pm

Also, it was dumb challenge.

189
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:12pm

I agree, Larry.

190
by Chris S (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:12pm

OK, so it's the playoffs NBC only has one (poor) angle of that Ty Law (possible) pick? What in the world is going on with this game?

191
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:12pm

I can't tell which team is trying to choke more than the other. When does Herm try to outfox Tony by punting on 1st down?

Also of note, the one person not choking is the proven clutch guy, Adam V...

192
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:13pm

about the challenge and the commercial

193
by dave (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:13pm

Wow .. Ty Law CLEARLY may have dropped that interception, possibly.

194
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:13pm

Dwight Freeney just stopped the run. This is the twilight zone.

195
by Mike (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:13pm

Coors Light Guy: Coach, is bud the real king of beers?

Denny Green: ...

want..this..bad..

196
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:14pm

Free Damon Huard?

197
by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:14pm

It's great to see Marvin engaged on the sidelines - he's usually such a loner.

198
by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:14pm

Well, who would have thought it, three and out...

199
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:14pm

They had to have more camera angles than that, right?

200
by Eddo (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:14pm

Chris Collinsworth just used the terms "most definitive" and "can't tell" to describe the same camera angle on the replay of the Law interception.
Chris, I think you are by far the "most definitive" color commentator, but I "can't tell" if you are truly the worst.
Hmm, that is fun...

201
by ugh (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:14pm

OH WOW DWIGHT FREENEY ANKLE-TACKLED A RUNNING BACK FROM BEHIND

I think we may have warped into that opposite-universe from that one Star Trek episode.

202
by foos (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:15pm

195: YES, please!

203
by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:15pm

Kansas continue to channel the Raiders on offense. This is ugly.

204
by dave (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:15pm

Hey Anger Rising .. another great throw by Trent Green .. no problem here .. keep on moving .. nothing to see .. not benching the starter for the guy who's playing better.

205
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:15pm

So, what's the largest unbalanced time of posession ever? If KC eventually manages to get over 10 minutes, do they manage to get to 15?

206
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:15pm

I'd like to see Manning, just once, in a conversation with Marvin Harrison, just scream and punch him. Then say "shake it off, Marv, rub some dirt on it..."

207
by Kal (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:16pm

Okay, at this point is anyone else expecting a 5int day from Manning, where the last two are returned for TDs but the colts win anyway, 15-14?

This game is SO weird.

208
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:16pm

So now, after going on and on about how Manning was confused by Law on the first pick, Collinsworth casually mentions that he thinks Harrison was wrong on both of them. And I just want to send Hanford Dixon into the booth to knock his ass out, just for old times' sake.

209
by Larry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:16pm

Unless they have a groundhog cam, I don't see what angle was going to help there.

I think we want the Herm "Play to win the game" one first, before Denny Green. Although that did get plenty of exposure pregame today. If they gave you all 3 back to back, I might even drink a Coors Light. Might.

210
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:16pm

They should have a MasterCard commercial with a fan on the field with Peyton saying things like, "It's okay, Peyton, that was a good throw"
"Don't worry about it, you had protection problems."

211
by DavidH (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:16pm

Also of note, the one person not choking is the proven clutch guy, Adam V

Also, Dustin Colquitt. 6 punts, average 52.3 yards, longest 66. 1 inside the 20.

212
by LMSx (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:17pm

175 - They're not saying "boo", they're saying "moooooooovers".....

213
by stan (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:17pm

Holy sh-t!!

How bad does Collinsworth hate Peyton Manning?

Damn, I think he hates Peyton even more than Dan Dierdorf. I was working out during most of the first half and blissfully unaware of how god-awful Collinsworth is. Caught the last five minutes of the half before driving home during halftime.

Manning threw the pick deep on a 3d and 16 or more. Chris says he needs to take the short pass instead of throwing deep. How freakin stupid do you have go , just to throw down some hatred on Peyton?

Oh man, I could go on forever on the crap I heard from these assholes in just a few minutes.

"Peyton Manning's playoff woes continue"

"You have to wonder if it is in his head"

Hey assholes! The two greatest games ever played by a QB in the playoffs wereturned in by #18. Listening to you asswipes, one would think he had never played well in a playoff game ever.

214
by Anger...rising (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:17pm

Hey Anger Rising .. another great throw by Trent Green .. no problem here .. keep on moving .. nothing to see .. not benching the starter for the guy who’s playing better.

You're a buffoon.

215
by perrin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:18pm

Wait, the replay when they came back from commercial showed a *way* better angle on the second Ty Law interception. Why didn't they show *that* video?

216
by MLA (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:19pm

You really have to feel sorry for the Bears defense. Their playing great out there, but Grossman is holding the team back with all those turnovers. Oh, what's that you say? This is the Colts playing? Man, what a bizarre game this has been.

216
by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:19pm

Collinsworth clearly hates Peyton Manning. That's why he called him "one of the greatest QBs of all time."

Damn you Collinsworth, you hateful bastard

218
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:20pm

215,

why do they have Pink singing the theme song?

219
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:20pm

In order for my prediction of a 15-0 game, Addai needs to fumble on his next carry...

220
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:20pm

How do you have 20 first downs and 9 points?

221
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:21pm

I think we can start shooting Larry Johnson's Madden 08 cover.

222
by Eddo (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:21pm

213: "Manning threw the pick deep on a 3d and 16 or more. Chris says he needs to take the short pass instead of throwing deep. How freakin stupid do you have go , just to throw down some hatred on Peyton?"
Yes, but had he just checked-down on that play, the Colts still would have been in field goal range. That's the exact kind of throw you see young quarterbacks get roasted for all the time--trying to make too much happen and throwing an interception.
On a another note, Collinsworth is mixing insightful analysis with some really dumb statements and angenda-laden rants. I don't know what to make of him.

223
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:21pm

Question for anyone with game charting access: We read earlier that the Colts on defense have the most passes marked "hole in zone". Do they also lead that category on offense? I'm betting they do, by a lot.

224
by LMSx (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:21pm

I like Tom Hammond, but he has to stop referring to runs as "scampers". Makes me think they're wearing tutus out there. I wonder if the Chief's next possession is going to start with 2 straight runs for a yard, and then a Trent Green incompletion. Better stick with the run, Herm. It's working!

225
by Kal (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:22pm

How do you have 20 first downs and 9 points?

3 turnovers and a bad redzone offense?

226
by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:23pm

Was that Saban on that commercial?

227
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:23pm

So can we all agree that Herm and Tony are two of the worst gameday coaches in the league?

228
by LMSx (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:24pm

The new "Get Your Story Straight" NFL fantasy commercial is wonderfully nasty.

"For your retirement, we're sending you out on top, two tickets to the Steelers' home finale against the Ravens!"

229
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:24pm

While I think that 'putting Larry Johnson in at linebacker' was funny, I wonder how that would count into the 370+ breakdown. Does every tackle count as 3 run attempts?

230
by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:25pm

228

My fiancee gave me two tickets to that same game as my Christmas present.

Afterwards, she apologized.

231
by Sid (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:25pm

yay, more ads.

232
by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:25pm

227,
Now that Art Shell is fired and Dave Wannstedt is coaching in college: yes. Yes we can.

233
by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:26pm

I have LJ's right MCL in next year's injury pool...

234
by Anger...rising (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:26pm

The problem with Collinsworth is that he seems to have no clue when the thing he's saying now contradicts the things he's said previously. First, Manning was confused by Law, then he blamed Harrison for making the wrong adjustment both times, then he says Manning continues to "victimize" his team.

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by perrin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:27pm

I like to think that the Chiefs defensemen aren't injured, they drop to the ground because they're overcome with despair at the way their offense is playing.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:27pm

The Next Gretzky?

Come on, NBC, don't put that on Crosby.

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by Queequeg (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:27pm

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How are players meant to take two guys wearing tank tops seriously?

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by keith (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:27pm

ride the addai train

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by Eddo (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:27pm

And Addai is brought down at the 13...I think I smell another field goal.

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by johnt (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Peyton Manning is having one of the weirdest games I've ever seen. 76% completion rate ... 3 INTs.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Now that a lot of you fans of other teams have seen Addai a little bit, can you agree with us that he's actually really good, not just facing nickel packages all the time?

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

That was already put on Crosby before he was drafted.

And Ovechkin is better...

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Colts fans showing some real class booing those injured Chiefs players.
Injuries tend to happen when your defense is on the field 3x as long as the offense. Believe it or not, not every injury is some devious plot to slow down the no-huddle offense.

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by brian c (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Collinsworth says he thought two of the interceptions were bad reads on Harrison's part and then says Manning is killing his team.Go figure.

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by John (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

NOW the game is (probably) over.

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by Jeremiah (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Kansas City defense is officially dead, I think.

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by ugh (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Looks like the suck from the Kansas City offense has finally diffused over into the defense.

I wonder if Herm will be back next season.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Well, if the coaches were Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba, and they wore tank tops...

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:28pm

Nerts. I was hoping for another INT.

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by Dave (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:29pm

Is it possible to determine the last time a team was +3 on turnovers but lost?

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:29pm

Finally, the Colts figure out how to get into the end zone. But unfortunately they make the XP, rendering the 15-0 game impossible.

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:29pm

Edge James Who?

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:30pm

With tony dungy coaching the guy in the motorola commercial, you just somehow know that the chick's gonna get knocked up or something...

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by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:30pm

put in Brodie!!!

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by Larry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:30pm

Dave,

Prediction: It won't be KC +3 in TOs by the end of the game.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:30pm

That was pretty smart by Hall.

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:31pm

250: Michigan was +3 turnovers at Ohio State and still got beat. Not NFL, but I like bringing it up anyway.

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by johnt (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:32pm

Seriously, why the hell is the Chiefs offense being run through Dante Hall? Every time I look at the TV he's dropping a pass or running for 3 yards or something.

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:32pm

BOOM!

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:32pm

FIRST DOWN!

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES??

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:32pm

240: Agreed. It's not exactly like he's having a bad game. He has had a very good game, with three bad plays. (A few checkdowns for losses when he was in trouble, but that's OK.)

The first interception was a rare miscommunication between Manning and Harrison. The second was a very bad decision. That one's on him. The third, he was in big trouble from the excellent pass rush of the KC defensive ends. He threw a hurried pass, and Ty Law got lucky.

First Kansas City first down.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:32pm

kansas city closing in on that all-important first down!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:32pm

1st down KC! Repent sinners, the end of the world is nigh!

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:32pm

Who had 3:27 in the 3rd quarter in the "Chiefs first first down" prop bet?

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:33pm

260,

YES!

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:33pm

Ah, now this is the Indy defense we all know.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:33pm

Oh my god! Doctor, this patient's alive!

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by Stereochemistry (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:33pm

So when people were saying that the NFC should have given one of their wild card seeds to the AFC, they weren't talking about giving it to teams like the Chiefs, right?

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:33pm

Well, when you keep having a 3 and out (note: 1st first down just achieved), you don't have much of an opportunity to turn the ball over. When you are always on D, you get more opportunities to get interceptions. So, the futility of the O is contributing to the +3.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:34pm

268,

no, to teams like the Broncos

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by Phil (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:34pm

......waiting for the turnover.......

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:35pm

#271

Waiting for Herm to kick the FG...

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by Queequeg (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:35pm

MacFarland "Made a lot of money chopping wood." How do you make a lot of money chopping wood? (unless, of course, Jack del Rio coaches you)

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by stan (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:35pm

MOre on Colliinsworth -- late in the 2d Q he is going on and on and on about "Manning never gets touched" and "only 12% of his throws" and "lots of guys could play QB if they don't get touched". His whole effort is to diminsh what Manning accomplishes by trying to give credit to his protection. Finally, Hammond tries to get him to be a little balanced by suggesting that Manning's release might have something to do with it.

Eventually, Chris gets around to telling us that even a DC who loves to blitz like Gunther Cunningham, just won't blitz Manning because he is just to good against the blitz. He makes you pay.

Gee, Chris, you asshole! Don't you think that might explain why he doesn't get touched that much?!!! Other teams don't blitz him.

What a tool!

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by Compucrazy (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:35pm

What just happened?

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by cd6 (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:35pm

TD KC

I almost feel like they scored so fast that their defense didn't get all that much time to rest

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:35pm

TD! TD!

It's a miracle, the Chiefs have pulled a miracle!

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:35pm

OK, serious strategy time. If KC can put it in the end zone here, is it too early to go for 2?

Normally I would say yes. I think I do here. But with such horrible offensive struggles, how many chances are they going to get?

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by Kuato (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:36pm

There's the Colts Defense we all know and love.

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:36pm

#268

Wait til you see the Seahawks, Cowboys, and Giants.

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by eagletom (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:36pm

well well well...

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:36pm

And we are back to a game.

And no, announcer, they do NOT have to go for 2 in the 3rd quarter. Herm does, because he is retarded, but that's okay.

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by ugh (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:36pm

It ain't over yet.

Of course, the Chiefs' defense is totally barbecued at this point...

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:36pm

TD and a 2-pointer. We finally have a game. Just in time for the Kansas D to implode through fatigue.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:37pm

You know, I thought that Herm should've punted down in the redzone. I bet that would have totally scrambled Peyton's brain or something.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:37pm

Just because they made it doesn't mean it was a good decison.

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by Derek (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:37pm

two great passes by green there on the td and 2pt... pinpoint.

if we're to bash him then we've got to give him his due

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:37pm

Did Collinsworth just say, "slumpered?"

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:39pm

That was a pretty good 6 yard run.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:39pm

And NBS still shows Law and Order eight nights a week. All is still right in the world, it seems.

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by Kal (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:41pm

Heh.

Team 1: 14 attempts, 43 rushing yards
Team 2: 29 attempts, 168 rushing yards

With a few minutes in the third Q.

How on earth is team 1 the Chiefs and team 2 the colts?

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by LMSx (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:41pm

If they miss the 2 points, it's 16-6 and a two possession game, if they go for the extra point it's 16-7 and a two possession game. Now it's a one possession game. I wouldn't have done it in the 3rd, but the logic makes sense.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:41pm

That's the KC defense we know and love.

What's the record for first downs in a playoff game?

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:42pm

Moorehead reminds me of Stokley for some reason. Maybe he's more of a Brian Brennan type.

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by Jeremiah (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:42pm

And NBS still shows Law and Order eight nights a week. All is still right in the world, it seems.

Including Catillsday! They new day the invented so they could show more L&A.

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:42pm

I've been very critical of Rhodes this year, but he's having a very good game today.

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by Joshua (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:43pm

295,

make it so!

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by Queequeg (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:45pm

UK viewers - Good to hear Sky wishing Lorne all the best. Fingers crossed he comes out of this ok, seems like a nice kid when they've had him on for games.

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by Pat on the back (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:45pm

That may have been the slowest stunt in the history of the NFL. The d-line is exhausted.

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by jebmak (not verified) :: Sat, 01/06/2007 - 8:45pm

#295

Please they need a ninth day like CBS for CSI.