Darren Sproles and Mike Scifres won’t need to buy a drink in San Diego. Ever.
The Bolts gave the ball to Sproles, all 5’6” of him, and the guy ran past the Colts and led the way right to either Nashville or Pittsburgh. 328 total yards in a variety of roles. Fitting he took the rock into the endzone to seal the deal.
Scifres is a stud. I can’t punt that well in Madden 09. Never thought I would praise a punter, but he kept the Colts at bay all night.
Rivers to Gates was radically redundant and seemingly effortless.
Defense was stellar. They were porous against the pass but Ron Rivera came up with a scheme that kept Manning human and took the ‘MV’ out of ‘MVP’.
When the Colts went no-huddle during a Chargers substitution, catching them with their pants down, I nearly did a spit take. If San Diego lost, all fingers are pointing to that play.
This rivalry has become fantastic. Playoff football is always something special, but what a show the Bolts and Colts put on.
Coming into the game at .500 for the season expectations were low. They snuck in through the backdoor, will be one and done, an afterthought.
Not so fast.