Game Thread - Colts @ Vikings

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Let’s start with good news:  Jeff Saturday and Dallas Clark are both inactive today for the Colts.  This weakens Indy’s offense at least somewhat.  The Vikings inactives:

  • Madieu Williams
  • Marcus McCauley
  • Maurice Hicks
  • Drew Radovich
  • Erin Henderson
  • Jeff Dugan
  • Letroy Guiron

McCauley is inactive for the second straight week.  He appears to have fallen out of favor with Brad Childress for whatever reason and is beginning to look like he will never live up to the potential he initially showed.  Artis Hicks is listed as active but we don’t yet know if he will start.  Feel free to discuss in the comments now and throughout the game.

Update: We’re the A-game on CBS…which means Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.  Bryant Gumbel is the absolute worst football announcer not named Kornheiser, but Dierdorf is a close second.

Lots of blitzing so far…Antoine Winfield for the pick!

T-Jack misses another open receiver, then almost gets picked off.  Vikings waste a great Adrian Peterson run.  How can we ever get momentum when T-Jack kills our drives?  Longwell makes it 3-0…should’ve been 7-0.

Awesome defensive series.  E.J. Henderson is all over the place.  What just freaking happened on the punt?

Adrian Peterson’s first quarter:  8 carries, 72 yards.  No touchdowns though.  Vikes settle for six because T-Jack can’t throw and Visanthe Shiancoe can’t hold onto the ball once he hits the ground.

Jared Allen’s first sack comes against the TE Santi.  No respect for Jared, trying to block him with a tight end.

Injuries are piling up for the Colts.  Now they’ve lost Tony Ugoh.  Come on Jared…get something going.

Halftime: How do you have a 118-yard first half from your running back yet fail to score a touchdown?  When your quarterback is 3/7 for 7 yards (before padding his stats on a pair of throws with the clock running out).  When you don’t have a prayer of converting a 3rd down.  Maybe T-Jack can pull off one of his signature second half bounce-backs.  Thankfully the defense is playing a great game.  Peyton Manning is having one of his worst days ever.

The Colts finally deliver the big punch we knew was coming.  We need a touchdown now to ice this thing.  No more freaking field goals.  House it.  Or watch Peyton lead some kind of stupid fourth quarter comeback.

T-Jack fumble.  Dodged a bullet with the Colts having to settle for a field goal.  I repeat the above observation.  Wow…missed field goal by Vinatieri.  Everything’s going wrong today for Indy.

The defense will have to win this.  Adrian can’t run cause they’re flooding the box cause T-Jack can’t complete anything but the occasional slant.  Sideline patterns?  Deep outs?  No chance.

The D-Line is on jello-legs cause the offense can’t get anything going, and now Peyton is tearing us up.  And the two-point conversion ties it at 15.  Dan Dierdorf can’t understand why people are booing Jackson?  What game is he watching?

Why did we give Berrian all that money again?

What happened to the Packers?  Second half meltdown much?

Funniest line of the day: “Tarvaris Jackson has to go 98 yards in a minute forty-two.  Um, yeah…”

Wow – most idiotic penalty in history by the Colts.

Colts win 18-15.  Hideously ugly game.  Don’t really know what to say except I think Childress has to be on the hot seat now.  The heat needs to be transferred from Tarvaris Jackson – who is just flat-out not any good – to the people who insist on continuing to put him out there.  What a joke.

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