Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by trutest, Dec 7, 2009.
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This was a very, very, very strange game. First of all probably half of the Chargers starters got hurt at some point in the game, and that is no exaggeration either. Those dudes were on the ground hurt every other play. Antonio Gates was knocked out of the game with a dislocated wrist early on. Colts jumped out to an early 21-0 lead thanks to great running by Jerious Norwood and solid defense including a pick 6 by LB Antwan Barnes. After that Peyton Manning (Me) started having brain farts and was throwing picks left and right. This allowed the Chargers to get back into the game utilizing their speedy backs. Girley and Sproles had some big runs and Sproles had a 75 yard TD off a screen. Next thing you know it's tied up. Most of the Charger big plays were due to the Colts D going for the big hit on the little midget RBs and missing terribly. Chargers ended getting the lead in the 3rd going up 28-24. The Colts finally got their mojo back in the 4th getting back to what worked well in the 1st quarter, running and timely PA passes. Jerious Norwood was damn near unstoppable all game scoring 3 TDs in the 4th quarter, one of which came on a 105 yard KO return to finish with 4 on the game. The Colts held on to win 52-36 in a wild run fest.
Player of the Game
Norwood: 16 carries, 216 yds, 3 TD, KO return TD
Packers sit comfortable on their Bye Week. Are power rankings coming out soon?
This was a pleasant surprise for me. Big thanks to Jsimms
What started out as a defensive struggle, 3-7 at half time, took a 180 degree turn at half time as both offenses begun to move the ball almost at will. Adrian Peterson beat the Panthers defense repeatedly, and despite the Panthers defensive coordinator trying almost every defense possible, they couldn't stop Daniels from gaining first down after first down. In crunch time the Panthers were finally able to score a FG after initially thinking about going for it on 4th and goal from the 1. With a minute and a half and no timeouts the Vikings were unable to get in field goal range.
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