It’s beginning to look like it may be a long season for the Indianapolis Colts and their fans who watched the Colts fall to the Browns 27 to 18 on Sunday. In a game against the Browns that looked like a favorable matchup, despite the fact that Manning is out, the Colts failed to impress in any area besides kicking. Vinatieri went 4 for 4 on field goal opportunities.
It is apparent that the Colts are going to struggle with scoring points all season without their leader and best player, Peyton Manning. There is no way that Manning would have allowed the team to walk away with just field goals on those drives Sunday, he would have willed the team into the end zone and put much more pressure on Colt McCoy and the Cleveland Browns.
The Colts clearly put much more effort in to running the ball with Addai and the rookie Delone Carter out of Syracuse, but they were not able to produce enough to keep the team from falling behind. The opposition’s Peyton Hillis had a big day, rushing 27 times for 94 yards and two touchdowns, and Colt McCoy did an excellent job of distributing the ball to his receivers, throwing for 211 yards and a score.
Expect the Colts to play similarly to Sunday throughout the season. Next week they have an almost insurmountable challenge with the always strong defense of the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to town for a Sunday Night Matchup.
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