The Zippy and The Chippy – Chiefs at Colts (Game 5)


The last time the Colts were 0-5, Tarik Glenn was a rookie.

 

With Peyton Manning on the sidelines, the Colts had the Kansas City Chiefs right where they wanted them.   Until they didn’t.  It was like “A Tale of Two Cities”:  It was an OK time, it was a terrible time.   Here are the guys who made it so.

 

The Zippy

  • Curtis Painter lit up the world in the first half and staked the Colts to a 24-7 lead.
  • Donald Brown returned from his multi-year time warp to pick up 38 yards on eight carries.
  • Pat Angerer continued to anger opposing teams and fellow defensive statistical hounds.  He recorded another 15 tackles, and I’m starting to think he’s getting credit for some of his practice-day hits on teammates.
  • Pierre Garcon had five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns.  Imagine how good this guy would be if here were, you know, good.
  • Dwight Freeney and Roberth Mathis combined to sack Matt Cassel twice.

 

The Chippy

  • Curtis Painter turned into Curtis Painter in the second half and also ran the ball for minus one yard.   It’s the other way, Curtis!
  • Kerry Collins was still out with the dreaded “(head)” injury designation.
  • Joseph Addai rode six carries and 19 yards back to 2010.
  • Jerraud Powers left the game with a hamstring injury.  He’ll be the next on IR, right?
  • Blair White and Joe Lefeged continued to forget how to use their knees.
  • Anyone downfield on a Cassel passing play.
  • The run defense:  Kansas City had 38 carries for 194 yards.   Just terrible.

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