Originally Posted by craiglester /img/forum/go_quote.gif Results aside.. it was a pretty mediocre match I thought.. very safe play from both teams. Here's hoping for a better game next year.
I definitely agree that the Colts played very safe football from the end of the 2nd quarter until the end of the game. The Colts playcalling was just too safe at the end and very very questionable (ie 2 runs in a row to the FB and a delay run on a 3rd and 5 while down 14 points).
Saints were a little to agressive defensively (front 4 or 3) at the beginning of the game but settled in at the right time. The Saints gave Manning different defensive looks and their secondary just played well.
I saw quite a few checkdowns from both teams in general (which ended up with decent yardage). Those checkdowns occurred because of good secondary play from both teams.
I personally wanted the Colts to win but Sean Peyton's playcalling (which probably included input from the coordinators) was aggressive. The Saints definitely had a "swagger" after halftime.
Overall not a "exciting" game but definitely a chess match.
I only caught the halftime show. Cool stage for the Who. Very clever. They performance I suppose was pretty good for such oldtimers (hey I'm one too, but they're really oldtimers.) Rogers voice isnt bad, sounds strong but not much range. Pete can still flail, but I playing was that great. Age is depressing.
I thought the game was exciting until Manning threw the pick. It was a great chess match. I'm glad the Saints won and good for Brees. The week leading up to the game all I heard was how the Colts have this is the bag. Sucks for Manning though, as this hurts his legacy because Princess Brady and Big Ben have multiple rings and are winners in the postseason compared to Manning's now 9-9.