The Pats and Colts played a barn-burner today.
To call this game close would be an understatement. In fact, by the time the second half of this game opened, I had already begun composing a post in my head about how, exactly, the Colts had managed to beat the Patriots. It wasn’t just that the Colts were ahead 13-7 as the third quarter began; they had also been outplaying the Patriots in most phases of the game in the first half. Continue reading my game analysis at MVN---->
Thank God we beat those a-holes in the end--horrible refs, broadcast homers, uncharacteristic mental lapses and all. On the refereeing front, WEEIners are crying conspiracy. I don't know if I'd go that far, but damn, how do you call that pass interference on Ellis Hobbs in the second quarter? I mean, how does that happen?
This Clash of the Titans was supposed to lead us, the national football audience at large, to some sort of predictive conclusion about which team is really tops in the NFL. Personally, I don't think this game accomplished that. It was too close, and in most statistical measures remained all but dead even. It all came down to a couple of key plays which could have gone either way; the next time these teams meet, predictions will still probably come down to a coin flip.