How can you explain a team being down 12 points, or two scores, with less than three minutes in a game and winning? How can you explain a rookie quarterback driving his team down the field, twice in the final three minutes to win a game? How can you explain a quarterback throwing two touchdowns and three interceptions for 57 minutes and then ending the game with 2 touchdown passes in the final three minutes? You can’t – there is no explanation within reason besides Andrew Luck is beyond his years and the Lions are awful…but that isn’t a good explanation. Andrew Luck is beyond his years but very few quarters, even the greats have ever lead a comeback like the one we saw on Sunday, let alone a rookie quarter “beyond his years.” Secondly the Lions are not as bad as there record in terms of personal…expectations have continued to rise with Stafford and Johnson leading the team. Also keep in mind that the Lions lead the NFL in passing yards a game.
The Colts got a win, an inexplicable; almost magical win on Sunday afternoon. As I always say, in the end it is just a win but that seems to becoming a theme. Just a win multiple times adds up and in this case it has helped a young Colts team to an 8-4 record and in a good position to make a playoff run. This is not the first magical win of the season. There is no doubt Andrew Luck is a special player and we have some great leaders in Reggie Wayne, Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.
As mentioned in previous posts there is something more about this team; something intangible. For the Colts this intangible “force” has led them to victory. For some reason this same force has lead the Lions to defeat. Please recall that at the beginning of the season many were predicting these teams would have swapped records at this point. The Lions have a lot of talent but for some reason can’t seem to close out and win games. The Colts on the other hand have a handful of young, unrefined talent, a few leaders and the intangible “force” to win games. Live, love and play like there is no tomorrow – thanks for reading!
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