Luck is 14-3 at Lucas Oil.
By my count, he is 15-2 in games decided by 7 points or less.
He is 23-10 in his career.
What a beast.
You're missing my point. This win was not luck. It was Indy making the plays necessary to win.
There are two types of quarterbacks in the league: Those whom over time, the league figures out ... and those who figure out the league.
Also, how freaking big has T.Y. Hilton been lately? The coaching staff has done an excellent job at running plays for him, and he is figuring out how to consistently get open. 224 receiving yards? That's just insane!
Fleener made some big grabs too.
I wish Reggie could be a part of this special run.
Pep sure has had some nice game planning lately.
Hilton is definately the future for the Colts.
I don't think Manning "chokes", I just think his style is a lot tougher to execute in a playoff setting, when Ds focus way more on physicality and disrupting timing/routes, and also disguise a lot more.
Agreed. Manning's style is about executing everything at complete scripted perfection. That works most of the time in the regular season against inferior opponents, but it becomes increasingly difficult to do in January against elite opponents.
Luck's style involves a lot more improv. He often uses his physical abilities to make something out of nothing. His style doesn't hinge on executing everything to scripted perfection like Manning. Luck finds a way of making something out of nothing when a play doesn't go as planned. Overall, I think his style will suit us well in the playoffs for many many years to come.
Except they say Greatest Regular Season QB of all time(because apparently that's a things) after all a GOAT has to have multiple rings
Nevermind that Terry Bradshaw has 4 rings but would anyone say he's a better QB than Dan Marino who has none? No but Marino gets ignored because of the lack of jewelry.
And even if the Broncos win an SB they will come up with some other lame narrative of what Manning has to do to be the GOAT(despite there being no such thing to begin with but I digress)
Its all about selling the "narrative" whether its logical or not is my point.
Then the hall of Fame should have two separate categories -one for regular season and one for post season. Does Bradshaw have the numbers that manning has overall? Did Peyton ever have the personnel that Bradshaw had because if he did he would have been in more SBs.
We could argue this forever so i will leave it that I see one narrative and you see two.
Choking has nothing to do with stats during the game. Only the W or the L matters. Did you throw for 380 yards and 4 scores? Who cares you threw a pick at the end and lost you choker. Did you score 38 points and grab 10 boards? Who cares you missed a free throw at the end and lost you choker.
Back from the game and finally ate dinner. Greatest fan experience of my entire life. Totally worth whatever money I spent...which is funny, because at halftime I was thinking what a humongous waste of money. I'm still on a high right now. Wow.
I don't know how it felt on TV, but at the end of the game, it was deafeningly loud. How was it on TV?
You gotta give the crowd credit, we never really lost hope. We were yelling and screaming even when we were down by 28.
We are a flawed team. Our defense was terrible in the first half, and the offense had way too many dumb turnovers. But no matter what the problems, what the issues, this team DOES NOT GIVE UP. What a testament to Chuck.
Why has this thread turned into Manning choking and RGIII? Really? Come on guys.
I am glad we went away from T-Rich and stuck with Donald Brown for this game. That also made a major difference.
Oh boy, this is pretty funny:
Did this game really happen? I still can't believe what we watched.
I am still in shock. I really need to watch a replay of that second half
I'm not much of a Colts fan and I'm even in total shock. I know they have a few good players other than Luck but just wait. The Colts are probably going to totally dominate when they shore up some positions and get healthy.
I guess. I do think TRich gets piled on a bit. Luck threw 3 terrible interceptions... DBrown even fumbled. But TRich is the one that catches all the flack. He did F up... I think he still has a place on this team, and even as a starter down the road, but obviously this year has not gone his way at all. I still recognize his skillset and physical assets too much to think that he's a throw-away. He had been playin decent ball in the previous weeks. I don't know that making the switch "made a major difference" as our run-game had little to do with this game. Our leading rusher was almost Luck.
On a good note, and related tangent... it seems the coaches decided to do what we all wanted and put the ball in Luck's hands.
Last edited by Kid Minneapolis; 01-04-2014 at 10:37 PM.