The season for the Manning-less Colts are going from bad to worse. Some of their rivals are practically using a game against the Colts as a way to pad their stats. Drew Brees toyed with the puny defense by making 5 TD passes and only missing 4 targets. As for the Colts, QBs? Well, Curtis Painter gave up a pick 6 and lost a fumble before he got benched in favor of Dan Orlovsky. The game made it to the record books as the Saints tied the NFL mark for the highest score by a team in a game since the merger. There were 3 other teams that scored 62 and the last time was in 1985 when the Jets poured it on the Bucs. The game also tied the highest point differential between teams. It only happened 3 other times as well, the last time was when the 2009 Patriots had mega-lopsided win against the Titans. The season is becoming record-breaking for the Colts, what will they break next week?
A.J. Feeley started at QB this week with the hopes of ending the long wait of a first victory. First drive: Steven Jackson 1 yard run, Jackson 2 yard run, Feeley 12 yard pass to Salas complete First Down – Jackson -3 yards, Jackson 3 yard gain, Feeley Incomplete – PUNT. So here is how Dallas did in its first drive: Choice gains 7 yrds, Tony Romo to Jason Witten for 4 yards First Down – Penalty on Poppinga, Penalty on Flammetta. It’s first and 19 at the Dallas 9 then suddenly De Marco Murray took the ball and run for 91 yards for a TD. It is the longest first career TD in the merger era. Demarco who? Another record is broken playing against the winless 3. Murray gained 253 yards in this game while the Rams only gained 265. Talking about a one-sided game. They were lucky that Dallas was not as merciless than Drew Brees and the Saints.
Denver Broncos (2-4) 18 – 15 Miami Dolphins (0-6)
Last but not the least is the unlucky Dolphins. The Miami Dolphins had the easiest match-up among the 3 and they had a golden chance to finally move out of the awful threesome. Instead, they made it an extra-special Tim Tebow homecoming in Florida. Miami scored the first 15 points of the game but they had a missed two-point conversion attempt that will bite them later in the game. Tim Tebow made 2 TDs with less than 3 minutes left in the game and made a gutsy 2-point conversion to force overtime. In OT, Matt Prater made a 52 yard FG to bring the 6th loss of the season for Miami and their 9th overall since last season. As usual, the Sun Life Stadium is a virtual home away from home for visiting teams as the Dolphins lost 12 of their last 13 games in their arena. Is it time to rebuild again? or is it time to rebuild the Stadium instead?
The three teams are 0-3 in Week 7 and 0-19 for the season. When can it possibly end? Let’s see what is in store for the three in Week 8:
- Miami Dolphins – The Fins will go to New York to visit the Giants who are coming off a bye week after beating the Bills last October 16. The Giants would want to preserve their lead in the NFC East Standings. They have the 6th best passing offense in the league while Miami is 21st in passing yards allowed. If they defend like the last 3 minutes in the game against Denver then Eli Manning will have numbers like Aaron Rodgers this week. Caloy Guess: 27-10 for the Giants
- Saint Louis Rams – The Rams will host the team that gave Indiana its 7th straight loss this season. The Saints will try to give the Rams its 7th loss of the season like what they did to the Colts. The Rams are actually 13th in pass yards allowed. That is pretty decent if you do not check their rushing defense. They are the worst in the league in stopping the run. I am just curios how lucky are the Saints with their schedule. Having a Saints player in your fantasy team could mean victory. Caloy Guess: 38-10 Saints
- Indianapolis Colts – The Colts will visit LP field in Tennessee to battle the Titans. The game is between 2 teams that were sorely embarrassed in Week 7. The Titans were beaten by Arian Foster and the Texans, 41-7, in front of their home crowd. For sure, the Titans will really want to beat up someone right now and on cue the Colts is on their way. Will the Colts end their slump and beat another slumping team? Highly unlikely but they have the least dangerous opponent among the three. Caloy Guess: 28-14 Titans
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