Or should I say the Texans lost. And really maybe I should say Rosenfels lost. Had it not been for his two fumbles and an interception the Colts would not have been able to comeback. Sure the Colts won but it was ugly the whole game. The kind of ugly that makes me want to put a paper bag over my T.V. I couldn’t find one big enough though.
I was hoping that after the bye week the Colts would come out firing. I got my wish. During the first quarter they came out firing. After a quick 10 point making it 10-0 the Colts didn’t do anything the rest the game until the final few minutes. They couldn’t run. Timing was all off and passes were falling incomplete. The defense couldn’t stop the run or the pass it seemed. Brackett was on the field hurt at one point during a “hold your breath” moment. Penalties that made it seem like it was some other team and not the Colts (unless you’ve watched the other games this year). It was definitely one of those scream at your T.V. games that turned into quiet disappointment.
In the last four minutes after the Colts allowed 27 unanswered points making it 10-27, Manning had a decent drive down the field that ended in a touchdown. Then a Rosenfels fumble for a defensive touchdown. Then another Rosenfels fumble which allowed the Colts another touchdown drive. Finally it ended when Rosenfels threw a pass to seemingly right to the Colts so they could intercept it. Which I should mention after several great passes down the field which looked as if they had every chance to get down the field to score in the 1:56 or so they had to do it in. I think Rosenfels had money on the Colts and really wasn’t expecting to play. Why else would he have thrown the game like that?
A win is a win as I usually say. Or as my dad put it, “If there was money on the pool table the Colts would be scooping it up.” In actuality I think Rosenfels lost the game. The Texans played superior football throughout and it was a fluke the Colts were able to pull off what they did. I’m happy about the win but if we play that poorly against this “tough-as-nails” schedule coming up it’s going to be a long December followed by a boring January and February with no Colts to watch.