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AFC Championship: Chargers (17) @ Colts (24)

Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by mustang20241, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. mustang20241

    mustang20241 Walk On

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    AFC Championship: Chargers (17) @ Colts (24)

    Great game to Maij. He held Manning in complete check and put on a nice performance of his own on with Rivers. Pretty much a slow game with the Colts scoring a TD on their opening drive. Manning was injured on a 2nd down play and the Colts coverted a 3rd and 20 on a screen to Ginn to keep the drive alive.

    Colts went into half with a 10-0 lead. Chargers drove hard and fast on their 2nd half opening drive but managed only to get a FG. The chargers then held the Colts to a 3 and out and Rivers completed a pass to gates for 50+ yards. From there the chargers scored on a pass from 17 yds out to Chambers over the middle to burn the cover 2. The Colts then were faced with a third down and long and with single coverage on Clark deep down the seam Manning fired and Clark caught a 53 Yd TD pass.

    The Colts had an opportunity to run the clock if they converted on a 3rd and 19 with 2:50 to go. A perfect pass went right through the hands of Pierre Garcon on a deep out route at the first down marker. The Chargers led an epic drive and scored a TD on a 6 yd pass to Gates with 39 seconds left.

    The mistake of the game was when the Chargers decided to kick to Teddy Ginn who took it to the house after hitting a hole and stiff arming a defender for a 107 yd kick off return, his 4th of the season. If there is ever a man who can take over when Manning is having an off game (missed 4-5 open receivers on the afternoon), its TGJ. The combination of these two players has really made them a potent offense and puts the word special into special teams.

    Colts will now move on to play the Vikings in the superbowl, which could replicate a real time event, if the Vikes and Colts win on Sunday.

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    Colts:
    Manning - 13/28 - 181 Yds - 2 Td - 2 Int
    Ginn - 6 Rec - 73 Yds - 1 Kick return Td
    Clark - 4 Rec - 91 Yds - 2 Td
    Brackett - 6 Tackles, 2 Int
    Mathis - 4 Tackles, 3 Sacks, FF

    Chargers:
    Rivers - 26/36 - 352 - 2 Td - 2 Int
    Gates - 4 Rec - 81 Yds - 1 Td
    Chambers - 4 Rec - 59 Yds - 1 Td
    Cribbs - 7 Rec - 94 Yds
     
  2. maij17

    maij17 PSN: MAIJ17

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    yea that pass to clark and ginn killed me, misjudged my jump with Ellison and that final kick was rough, kick it to ginn or give manning a short field
     
  3. mustang20241

    mustang20241 Walk On

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    agreed lol, your an aggressive hitter, you go for the hit stick when it looks good, but your timing is nearly impecable. Same for me. I like to take the massive hit or sure hit stick when I have it. Take that 3rd and inches for example when i was up 17-10 and you full fledge took the safety and drilled my RB a yard shy of the first. Nice play. I tried to take advantage of your aggressiveness but your pretty good with your timing.

    Manning short field with 2 timeouts and 39 seconds? Or kick to the burner Ginn. Ginn didnt do much from screens, KR's or PR's all game so I cant disagree but the fact that Manning played like garbage all game (my decision making also) made me want you to kick to Ginn b/c I dont think I could of gained 45 yds through the air to get into FG range. Also the Clark catch was crazy, I saw it was 1v1 but you switched and I thought u had the pick but kind of like a glitch play. I do not take credit for that one.

    Honestly I think I should of lost the way I played after halftime. Great game.
     

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