Sunday afternoon the Colts kicked off the season at home and Andrew Luck got to play his first regular season game in his home stadium, in front of his home crowd – and he didn’t disappoint. Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts walked away with a narrow 23 to 20 win over the Minnesota Vikings. Despite winning, the entire game wasn’t pretty so let’s look at the good, the bad and the ugly – you know because that movie brings back good memories of Eastwood like a win brings back memories of the last decade for the Colts...
The Good: Andrew Luck looked like a seasoned pro!
Luck threw for two touchdowns, no interceptions and 194 yards. Lastly (and most importantly) he drove the Colts down to the field in the last 30 seconds to set up the game tying field goal – a field goal that Vinatieri drilled down the middle to win the game. That’s right – the same Vinatieri that missed one field goal in the season opener and everyone was calling for his head on a stake. That Vinatieri went 3 for 3 and kicked the winning field goal…
The Bad: The defense in the last 6 minutes of the game.
The defense of the Indianapolis Colts looked strong all day and held the Vikings to 6 points until the 4th quarter. In all honesty I was hoping the defense could have been the good but they ended up being the bad. All of a sudden with six minutes left in the game the defense looked like a drunken beaver trying to build a dam – let’s just say they weren’t catching any fish.
The Ugly: The offensive line.
Ummm….you get paid to protect the quarterback, not to get him flattened like the pancake I eat when watching the game. There is nothing more to say – the offensive line played ugly!
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