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Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:32 pm
 
The Colts picked a bad time to start winning. The Texans picked a bad time to start losing.

But there we are. The Colts rallied for a 19-16 victory Thursday night, scoring on a 1-yard pass from Dan Orlovsky to Reggie Wayne with 18 seconds left to stun the Texans and jeopardize not only the Texans' playoff seed ... but also the Colts' shot at Andrew Luck with the No. 1 overall draft pick.

Houston has lost two in a row. Indianapolis has won two in a row.

I have no ideas what either side is thinking.
Category: NFL
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Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 10:35 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

You play to win. You don't and should never lose on purpose. People spend hard earned money to see these games and TV networks pay millions just to televise a game. To say that a win is bad for a team is a joke. If teams would really consider throwing games like the writer of this article suggests, then the NFL needs to have a ping pong ball lottery like the NBA to determine who gets the #1 pick.



Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 8:22 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

I have to agree with UW Fan, what has this kid really done to garner this kind of hype? He doesn't lead any major statistic, he couldn't keep his team undefeated, he didn't win his conference, so why all the hype? It's rather bold that you'd consider playing a college kid with zero NFL experience over Peyton Manning. Call me crazy, but I think all the hype surrounding Luck is not only undeserved, but it sets him up to have an epic fail. So you let him watch Peyton play for several years and that suddenly makes him good? If Indy drafts Luck and benches him to watch Peyton I predict Christian Ponder has a better NFL career. So, tell me, is that worth all the hype? 2 words: Ryan Leaf.



Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 4:17 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

HEY UWFAN, I ASSUME YOU CAME UP WITH YOUR OPINION IN YOUR SCOUTING WAR ROOM, I MEAN YOUR MOM'S BASEMENT



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 1:06 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

Why would they want that loser Luck anyway.  That guy has choked in the big games so far in College.  Will not be any better in the pros. 



Since: Dec 17, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:53 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

The low hit on the QB? Look again, he was pushed into him. What about the call in the first half on Reid for helmet-to-helmet with Orvlosky? The ref was standing 2 feet away staring right at the play. Every angle showed no contact with the head, a completely clean hit, yet it was called. Could the Texans have won? Sure, they used Tate too much when he clearly couldn't get it done. (Houston is undefeated when Foster gets 30+ rushes) But their issues on defense were rarely because of bad play. That D played very good, they just got screwed. By the way, using the NFL Network's announcers to defend an argument is like using a fat man's tips on how to get skinny. Those are the worst broadcasters I've ever seen; there is a definite reason that they are on the same network as Irvin and Warner. I think I heard Lil' Wayne say he doesn't drink codeine to fall asleep anymore, he just watches the NFL Network.



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:42 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

I just read that based on strength of schedule, if the Colts, Vikes, and Rams lose out, the order will be Colts / Vikings / Rams.  However looking at the upcoming games, the Colts could easily finish 3-13.  The Vikings should win one of their last two, leaving them 3-13.  The Rams have little shot at winning again this season, leaving them 2-14.  As a Vikings fan, I hope this is not the case, but its probably what will happen.  Amazing... two weeks ago the Colts were a lock for LUCK and now they could end up with the 2nd or 3rd pick.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:39 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

On that final drive, only one of those three penalties - the roughing the passer one -  was even questionable. That one probably shouldn't have been called, but it was also the least important of the lot. Even the announcers, who were questioning the officiating throughout the fourth quarter, said that the other two were legit.

No, the real issue is that the Texans showed no ability to put the hammer down. (Although that one rookie DL they have is a beast.) Unless they get their act together on offense, they're looking like a one-and-done playoff team to me.



Since: Oct 10, 2009
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:37 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

Correct me if I am wrong, Gregg, but I am fairly certain that a 2-14 record guarantees the Colts the #1 pick. Obviously if they win next week, then that is another matter, but as far as I can tell the Colts have the worst Strength of Schedule and regardless of week 16 and 17 results that cannot change. And I am fairly certain the draft order in the case of tied records is determined by Strength of Schedule, the team with the worst schedule strength going first.



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:36 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

Who the heck "scores" these posts? 



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: December 23, 2011 12:35 am
 

Colts 19, Texans 16: Bad result for both teams

All of you people saying the Colts were handed the game must not get NFL Network, because you clearly didn't watch the game. Every penalty was legitimate; helmet-to-helmet hits aren't the only ones that are illegal against quarterbacks. There is a penalty for going too low, as was seen on the last drive where a Texans player hit Orlovsky low in the back of his legs and dragged him down. Saying the refs gave the game to the Colts would be a lot more legitimate if Manning was in the game, since the refs have always seemed to protect him like a priceless work of art.


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