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What A Disaster For The Colts

NFL Gridiron Gab columnist Dominic

When Peyton Manning was ruled out for the majority of the season Colts fans knew it was going to be a long and hard season. However, none of them expected it to be as long and tough as it has turned out to be.

After Manning’s replacement, Kerry Collins, was also ruled out for the season, with a concussion, things looked bleak as they lost to the Steelers 23-20 in a game that was a lot closer than many people were imagining it would be. When Curtis Painter stepped in for Collins with the Colts record at 0-3, thing began to look a little more promising – as they lost their next three games by 10 points or less.

This ‘good’ form wasn’t going to last, as they traveled to New Orleans, proceeding to take a 62-7 shellacking.

By the time they had reached their cherished Bye Week, the Colts were 0-10, and any chance of Manning returning for the season had been all but wiped out. A week later, they fell to 0-11, and since Week 9 they were guaranteed their first losing season since 1998 (Manning’s rookie season), and it’s going to be a struggle to capture that elusive win.

Facing them now, is a difficult end to the season, which starts with a trip to Foxborough to take on the Patriots, which is usually one of the most anticipated games of the season – but not this year.  This was all but highlighted when NBC pulled out of showing the game in primetime.

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One Response to “What A Disaster For The Colts”

  1. Olivier says:

    I really don’t get it.
    Maybe it’s because I’m far away from Indiana (I’m from France), maybe that’s because I don’t watch a lot of nowadays football, but I really can not understand what a difference one guy makes …
    Even Peyton Manning.
    I really hope the Colts will rebound.

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