Saints vs. Colts Recap September 7, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports.
Thursday’s night game between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints showed the difference between a superbowl contender and a superbowl champion. The Colts defeated the Saints easily 41-10, and showed an improved defense.
Manning: 18-30, 288 yds, 3 TD
Addai: 23 rush, 118 yds, 1 TD
Harrison: 4 rec, 83 yds, 1 TD
Wayne: 7 rec, 115 yds, 2 TD
Brees: 24-41, 192 yds, 2 Int
Bush: 12 rush, 38 yds, 0 TD
McAllister: 10 rush, 38 yds, 0 TD
The Colts Defense really stepped up this game and made a statement. Bob Sanders is a leader that leads by example, and is always at the right place at the right time. I was really impressed at how well they were able to contain Reggie Bush. I think everyone thought Bush was going to have a great game, but there were multiple defenders swarming to the ball everytime Bush attempted to make a move. The Colts held Bush and McAllister to only 76 yards.
Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison continue to drive defenses crazy. At age 35, Harrison has not lost a step and the timing of him and Manning is amazing. Reggie Wayne continues to emerge as a solid #2 receiver and provides a big target to hit down field.
Drew Brees was obviously frustrated and starting forcing a lot of throws. He didn’t throw for any touchdowns and only had 192 passing yards. If the Saints are going to win, Brees has to play well. I like him as a QB, but when he is rushed, he often makes horrible decisions.
Joseph Addai is making Colts fans quickly forget about Edgerrin James. Although Addai had huge holes to run through, he is a hard runner and a very smart runner. I really like the way he plays, and I look forward to seeing him carry the ball more.
Jason David didn’t make much of an impact for the Saints defense. David played cornerback for the Colts last year and faced Manning and Harrison in practice everyday. However, David gave up 3 touchdowns and got burned on plays. I think the Colts picked on him in this game. They lined up Harrison on the left side of the field, something they rarely do, and went deep for a touchdown against David.