Monday, January 22, 2007

Uh. isn't it Brady who's supposed to come from behind and win?

Photo courtesy NY Times

Yes, Virginia, there must be a Santa Claus because Peyton Manning won the BIG ONE.

COMING FROM BEHIND.

AGAINST THE PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After Manning had been picked late in the second quarter by Asante Samuel, who ran it back for a TD to give the Patriots a 21-3 lead, I'll guarantee you that NO ONE outside the state of Indiana though the Colts were anything but toast-on-a-stick.

However, they worked and got a field goal just before the half to cut it to 21-6. Bear Bryant often said that the first drive of the second-half was the most important, because it set the tone for that half. Manning proved him right, as he drove the Colts down the field, scoring the TD himself to cut it to 21-13, and from that point the Patriots simply couldn't stop them.

The winning drive went 80 yards in 77 seconds, with Joseph Addai finishing it with a 3-yard TD with one minute left. After Tom Brady briefly scared the crowd by taking the Pats to midfield, Marlin Jackson picked him off at the 35, and that, my friends, was that.

I can hardly wait for Bill Simmons' next column.

3 comments:

JB said...

finally won A Big One. We'll see what happens in the Super Bowl (which will be freakish -- the most consistently adept QB vs. the most inconsistent one ever to play on a winning team).

JB said...

P.S. Brady woulda come from behind but for that bug-eyed doofus who kept dropping passes thrown right to him -- ones that any of us over-the-hell, out-of-shape types could have caught and walked in with.

LeftWingCracker said...

Reche Caldwell looked like a cartoon character after he dropped that pass on the sideline, I suspect he will be cut in the off-season...