Quick takes on what I saw today at the building formerly known as the LOSer Dome:
1.) Marvin is Marvin. We've been saying it all season (and desperately hoping we weren't wrong). It only took a 67 yard torching of Chris McAlister to emphatically announce this fact to the world. Reggie may now be the Colts top receiver, but Marvin is still damn good. He was cracking me up by doing the international sign for brushing off the haters after both his scores. I couldn't find a picture of it, but I was glad for him.
2.) Peyton and Marvin are still not on the same page. Maybe this is an oversimplification, I don't know. They don't look right. Peyton missed Marvin on yet another deep bomb that looked like an easy score. This could just be caused by a mid-play adjustment that one of them expected the other to make. He also threw oddly behind Marvin on their second touchdown connection. They will get this fixed. This offense can be magic if they can get just a hint of a running game going to set up play-action.
3.) The Colts Special Teams are on fire. Everyone has noticed, but we were all too depressed until now to really care. They are fast. They shed blockers. They tackle. In other words they are everything they weren't last season. Oh and Adam Vinatieri must have roided up before the game because, damn, he was launching it.
4.) Reggie's touchdown that wasn't might have sunk my fantasy team. What? Nobody cares? Well, at least Tony Dungy does. He was livid.
5.) I think Tony was also mad about the 11 penalties on his team for 84 yards. Several of which were legitimate.
6.) Who played better today: Guys like Melvin Bullitt, Clint Sessions, and Tim Jennings. Super-subs.
7.) It's amazing how sure-tackling and quarterback pressure can make your defense look great.
8.) No turnovers on offense. Five on defense.
9.) The D nicely sniffed out a couple draws and unique running plays. That was satisfying. I guess playing the Bears, Vikings, and Jags did teach them something.
10.) Mike Hart's tough first down run didn't look like Colts football. I liked it. Hope he's okay.
Prisco liked what he saw, and thinks the rest of the AFC is sweating.
Kuharsky thinks this was a big statement
Banks liked what he saw from #18
Here's some people talking. Warning: Many of them are doing so out of their ass.
I think Mort is just making stuff up at this point.
Jeff Chadia thinks the Horse is back