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    Default Wins fallacy about the Colts

    So, one thing I will agree with is that the Colts did not have the toughest schedule out there, but they played what was given to them. This is typically one of the areas that people use when they bash the Colts, but here is another interesting thing about the Colts and who they played.

    4 teams of interest Colts, Baltimore our playoff opponent, Denver the team our previous savior went to, Redskins this one should be pretty obvious. Against playoff teams, here are the records for these four teams:

    Colts 3-2
    Baltimore 2-4
    Broncos 2-3
    Redskins 2-1

    While I know that teams play differently throughout the season, it still says something to me that the Colts are not looking bad in this category compared to these other teams. One last interesting thing is that all of these wins besides 2(both by Denver) came when the team was playing at home.

    Over all the Colts may have not had the strongest strength or schedule, but against quality teams it was not as bad as many have made it out to seem.
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    Exactly. Skip Bayless today was ripping on how easy our schedule was this year, which is all well and good except for the fact that he uses Manning's 11 game winning streak to back up his point that we should have kept Manning. Um, has he seen the teams that Denver has beat lately? You can't control the schedule, but it's silly to knock to Colts for beating bad teams while at the same time pimping up Manning and Denver for winning a bunch of games against cupcakes.
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    Exactly. Skip Bayless today was ripping on how easy our schedule was this year, which is all well and good except for the fact that he uses Manning's 11 game winning streak to back up his point that we should have kept Manning. Um, has he seen the teams that Denver has beat lately? You can't control the schedule, but it's silly to knock to Colts for beating bad teams while at the same time pimping up Manning and Denver for winning a bunch of games against cupcakes.
    Yeah, I mean what Manning has done is very good, but I do not think it should be used as justification of the Colts passing on Andrew Luck considering what he has shown so far.
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    The only thing that could have made sense would have been to keep Peyton and draft Wilson, and trade for future first from some team, I thought about that idea at one point before Manning was let go, but so far this move has not be bad at all.
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    We have a top QB for the next 10+ years. So yeah it was a good move.
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