Tuesday, November 29th, 2005
“It’s getting to be a habit for Indianapolis, the 11th team ever to go 11-0 and the first since Denver in 1998. The Colts have beaten three of their main AFC competitors — the Patriots, Bengals and Steelers (7-4) — in a span of four weeks.”
With the exception of the Titans, the Colts have a tough schedule ahead, the Steelers were not the best the league has to throw at them -
The game I’m looking forward to is the Seahawks at the end of the regular season. Seatle is now 9 and 2 and leads the NFC. (I’m rooting for any team against the Colts, if they go into the Super Bowl unbeaten, they’ll be hard to beat. )
Denver on the other hand has a pretty easy schedule, but I’m not convinced Plummer has what it takes to go all the way. Sure he’s not throwing interceptions that much anymore, but he’s still no Elway.
Watching the Colts game last night, I was impressed at how well the Colts’ defensive line was able to stop the run. Denver has a pretty good running game, which they depend on quite a bit. If that gets shut down, they could be in real trouble. I have nightmares of the two Broncos Super Bowl blowouts of 88 and 90. But who knows, they might just pull it out like they did in thier back to back showings of 98 and 99.
UPDATE Gary points out in the comments that I’m NFL illiterate – the Colts and Broncos can’t play in the Super Bowl because they are both in the AFC. (Broncos are in the West Division and the Colts are in the South.) So looks like it might be the Broncos and Colts in the AFC championship game, with the winner going on to play the Seahawks for SuperBowl 40.