Countdown to Colts
Amazing isn’t it? All the big games the Patriots have won over the last six years, and it seems that the national media still hasn’t learned to give this team the benefit of the doubt in a big game.
I’m laughing reading some of the predictions. One expert thinks that the Colts will win because "it’s Peyton’s time."
Seriously? Come on. The Patriots are just tougher and better than the Colts. 13-2 for Belichick in the playoffs; 12-1 for Brady. Is this just a fluke? There must be a reason the Patriots keep winning big game after big game. Of the 12-1 streak, I find two wins that were sort of flukey. The Raiders snow game and this past Sunday against the Chargers. The Patriots probably should have lost both those games.
But every other win during this historic run has been because of physical talent and mental toughness. And I don’t see that changing against the Colts this Sunday.
Sure, Manning is a Hall of Fame talent and he’s tough in the Dome. But is the Colts defense going to stop the Patriots like they stopped the Chiefs and Ravens? I highly doubt it.
One thing the Patriots need to do to win this game is control time of possession. In order to do that, they need to run the football. We need to see a lot of Dillon and a lot of Maroney. Keep Manning off the field as much as possible.
At the end of the day, my score is Patriots 32, Colts 24.
the NFC Championship game will be Bears 20, Saints 17.
it should be fun.