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Saints vs. Colts Recap September 7, 2007

Posted by Marquis Chapman in Football, NFL, Sports.
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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.

Indianapolis

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  

New Orleans

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.

                                                                                                                                

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1. franco2 - September 7, 2007

It was a good game to watch if you are a Colts fan .. but for some reason i expected more from the saints and from the season opener….

2. Marquis Chapman - September 7, 2007

I agree. I had the Saints losing but I had Bush and Brees having great games. The Saints just couldn’t get anything going. The Colts D is solid, but they aren’t that great.

3. K.C. - September 7, 2007

The name Jason David will be on the lips of every offensive coordinators lips of all the the teams that the Saints play for the rest of the year. Teams are always looking for a weakness, and they may have found one in David. That being said it is just one game and it is a long season .

4. The Mixtape Monster - September 7, 2007

David got burned all day and all night. He’s still rubbing aloe on those wounds.

5. knowitALL - September 7, 2007

The Saints were very dissapointing last night, I was expecting much more from Brees and Bush as well. Even Mr. Mcallister had a rough outing. The offensive line got completely dominated by the Colts and Sean Peyton made no adjustments during the game. Indianapolis’ secondary was too quick for the Saints, I hope to see much more improvement in the New Orleans backfield this season.

NOTE: Team to watch this year…Tampa Bay Bucs!!! Sleepers, mark my words

6. Marquis Chapman - September 7, 2007

I don’t think the Bucs will win more than 3 games this season. They are awful. Their D keeps them in games, but even that is starting to slip.

7. Troy - September 7, 2007

I predicted a closer game last night, but nevertheless a Colts win. It could have easily been 48-3, or even 48-0 had a fumble or two not even come into effect. The Saints were awful and poorly prepared for the energy the Colts were going to bring. No longer can they live off of the Hurricane Katrina adrenaline. They have to play pure football now.

8. tsos20 - September 8, 2007

I think the Colts are in a league with only New England and San Diego. New Orleans and Chicago are the 2 best NFC teams. They both have been taken apart by the Colts. This years AFC chanmpionship will really be the Superbowl.
The Sultan on Sports

9. Marquis Chapman - September 8, 2007

Good Point

10. knowitALL - September 8, 2007

Wow Mr. Chapman!…I am not so sure about just 3 wins. With the NFC south obviously downgrading this year (Vick is gone so there goes the Falcons and New Orleans seems to be having their own problems) Tampa Bay may have a legitimate shot at the playoffs. Gaines Adams will lead all rookies in sacks and Cadillac will have a great year. Galloway and David Boston will get their touches and the Bucs will get at least 9 wins this year! Wait and see….

11. Marquis Chapman - September 8, 2007

Alright. Maybe I’m being a little bias because I really dislike the Bucs. But I really don’t see them making the playoffs. But anything can happen.

12. Marquis Chapman - September 9, 2007

The Bucs didn’t look so good today knowitall. 0-1 so far. Maybe I will be right.


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