Monday, September 12, 2005

Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens

This was a great game. It was that perfect combination of emotion: a tense first half where you know your team could be playing a lot better, but they keep it together enough to gain and hold the lead, and the release of a well played second half where everything comes together and you are smothered with a warm blanket of relief.

I don’t think I could be any happier with how this game turned out. The defense played strongly the whole game, forcing turnovers, coming through with a strong pass rush, and limiting big plays. The offence was a bit shaky in the first half, but the Ravens’ defense was also playing very well, so being up 3-0 at the half wasn’t as much of a disappointment as it was a relief.

The Ravens played pretty well, aside from a whole slew of ill advised penalties and the fact that Ravens’ kicker Matt Stover couldn’t keep his foot off his member long enough to make a field goal. Boller, who was playing pretty well, went out with one of the least gruesome sounding injuries imaginable (hyperextended right toe). His replacement, Anthony Wright, looked quite promising until he threw an interception towards the end of Baltimore’s first decent drive. He definitely seemed to find receivers better than Boller. There might be some debating going on once Boller’s toe recovers if Wright keeps it up.

All in all, great game. This could be the year. A championship for the good sports fans of Indianapolis is not too much to ask, and I think we deserve it. Look out, New England.


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sleep...perchance to dream!

7:01 AM  

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