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I enjoy these fan-centric views, Lou. Since nobody else has said it, a couple personnel issues have cleared up wince you wrote this: Bradford is out for the season, making that game much easier. Locker is back and pretty good once more. And I don't think it's a question of who SHOULD be QBing Houston--Clemens. Will he in week 15? I'd bet $5 on it.
KC and Cincy are the biggest remaining games. We're likely to lose one, maybe both, but should be able to hit 12-4 which is pretty stellar. Losing more conference games will mess with HFA tiebreakers, unfortunately. I'd rather lose to AZ than either of those top AFC teams.... Very possible that the AFC has multiple teams at 13-3 and 12-4. I think Denver finishes out with one loss at KC for a 14-2 record and HFA. Maybe 13-3 (and if we both are 13-3, guess who gets HFA!!!)((If Den, KC, and IND are all 13-3 with KC having a win over us, we go to rock-paper-scissors to figure out seeding and HFA))
Assuming Den is 14-2, the #2 seed would most likely be up in the air between Indy and Cincy in the 13-3 or 12-4 region--time to start rooting against Cincy heavily. And against the Pats as usual. They're a seriously flawed team this year which coincides nicely with their QB having his worst year ever. (Babies/supermodel PJ parties keeping him up at night?) But he'll be back. Alex Smith is remarkably pedestrian--safe and shrewd, but not likely to inflict much damage, based on what I saw this week, so I don't think KC, despite that gorgeous D, will win their division. SD might be my #6 seed dark horse--Rivers is having a great year and the team seems reasonably well rounded; their losses have been very close. So in the playoffs, the likely seeds IMO are 1, DEN, 2, IND, 3.CIN, 4 NE, 5KC, 6 SD. Don't really know who wins those wildcard games, probably the home teams, putting us against CIN at home this time, and NE against DEN in DEN, bringing about the rematch in Denver this time for the AFCCG. A lot of football between now and then, but I actually like our chances if it comes to that. Holy crap, how epic would a SB run be? And if you can't tell, I don't believe in jinxes.
I could legitimately see the Colts going 14-2 if they can get past Cardinals (not a challenge but huge trap game), Bengals and Chiefs. Could anyone else see them going undefeated in the 2nd half of their season?
Great stuff, Lou! I think there is a small chance that the Colts and the Chiefs play for a first-round bye in week 16. I never thought I would be saying that before the season started!
you guys are my favorite Colts site...the only site i actually read...but this is not an infographic, its just a really freakin' huge unreadable-on-one-screen image with words and random pictures on it. It may sound pedantic, but an infographic actually uses images to convey information not just decoration.
@Braden1013 I think it's just too hard to do that, especially without Wayne now. Luck (and I don't mean the QB) comes into play for a stretch like that. I can definitely see them doing very well, though, and if things go just right, anything could happen.
@bradicus18 Shhhhh. don't say it this soon, man
@spiph13 Are you having trouble with it on a PC, Mac, or a mobile format?
@MarcusDungan It makes sense now that they might not be able to. I posted the comment before I had heard about the ACL tear.
@MarcusDugan @spiph13 if by "having trouble" you mean "an unable to read a sentence without scrolling all around the screen" then yes, regardless of format or usage, the gigantic text on a gigantic single image is not helpful for consumption in any form factor (PC - either in IE or Firefox, or on mobile). I know this sounds like some kind of internet whinge-fest, but data and information conveyance is what I do, and while I appreciate and enjoy the content of the picture, the presentation does it a great disservice.
@bradicus18 @spiph13 @MarcusDugan I know Lou does these with Adobe Illustrator. I wonder if he could save it as a PDF (if he can't save it as an HTML doc in Illustrator - I honestly don't use Illustrator much bc I'm 'less bad' at Photoshop) and convert it to HTML in Dreamweaver or elsewhere. Then we get his newspaper-like format with all his artwork as well as separate text. This all depends on whether it would be compatible with Joomla 2.5.
@spiph13 @MarcusDugan While I agree with you that the image is too large when blown up to full size and also somewhat difficult to read without expanding, may I make a recommendation? Perhaps you could...make a recommendation. I think I would see this as especially helpful if this is related to what you do. Otherwise, you just come off as a dick. I doubt that is what you want to do, but that is what it looks like.
I typically consume this feature on a 1366x768 laptop screen. Others might be doing so on a 1920x1080 or higher resolution monitor. Would scaling the image down help? Would it negatively impact other users? Do you have any recommendations? I'm sure Lou would be open to your help if you offered it.