Colts clinch AFC South, first-round bye with win

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Peyton Manning hit wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez with a 20-yard touchdown pass with 4:49 to play Sunday to give the Indianapolis Colts a 21-14 victory over stubborn Oakland at McAfee Coliseum.
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Mookie

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Dec 16, 2007
 
Colts get the UGLY win! Okay, so Rushing gets the punt return that ends up being the game winner, but, please Santa, for Christmas, put Russ Purnell in your sack and take him with you to the North Pole. I mean really, look at how many yards we gave up to a bad team on kick-off returns. On every series, all Raiders needed was on play to be across the 50. As for the rest of the game...well, it was obvious...where was our rushing game? And then there were all the dropped passes and whatever. How many trips to the red zone did we have, and we end up with 2 fg's and a TD. Sad! Glad to be on the plane and headed home. It's a "W", but oh my...could it be any uglier?
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Dec 16, 2007
 
I wasn't able to watch the game, but have taped it and will watch tonight. By reading the article above it sounds like our offense struggled and with so many of our defensive starters out, I am glad we won even if it wasn't very pretty.

Congratulations, Colts!
AFC South Camps!!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Dungy is in a class by himself. If this doesn't secure his place among the greatest coaches of all time, I don't know what would.
Keith Smith

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Dec 16, 2007
 
WHAT A DISGRACE! BABY, IF YOU CAN BARELY BEAT A SORRY TEAM LIKE OAKLAND, YOU PLAN ON GOING TO NEWENGLAND AND BEAT THE PATS! I'M A COLTS FAN, BUT THE TEAM THAT BEAT OAKLAND STINKS!
Keith Smith

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Dec 16, 2007
 
HEY, EVERYONE DID REGGIE WAYNE PLAY? WAYNE YOU CALL YOURSELF A ALL-PRO. HA! HA! IN ADDITION JACKSONVILLE ISN'T KNOW JOKE! COLTS YOU BETTER GET INTO TOGETHER!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Way to go Coach Dungy! History in the books!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
WAY TO GO COLTS. get some rest get healthy an get ready for January.
Keith Smith

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Dec 16, 2007
 
THE JAGS WOULD HAVE KICKED THIS TEAM TODAYS BEHIND!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Keith Smith wrote:
WHAT A DISGRACE! BABY, IF YOU CAN BARELY BEAT A SORRY TEAM LIKE OAKLAND, YOU PLAN ON GOING TO NEWENGLAND AND BEAT THE PATS! I'M A COLTS FAN, BUT THE TEAM THAT BEAT OAKLAND STINKS!
You mean like NE really put the dismal Jets away? Ponies had no original starters on the D-line, along with Harrison and others still out. Yes, it was ugly, but, NE has played some ugly of their own in the past few weeks.
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Dec 16, 2007
 
HARRISON, WILL HE PLAY AGAIN? GONALEZ GOOD PERFORMANCE. HOWEVER, YOU ALWAY CAN IMPROVE!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
HOWEVER A WIN IS A WIN!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Keith Smith wrote:
WHAT A DISGRACE! BABY, IF YOU CAN BARELY BEAT A SORRY TEAM LIKE OAKLAND, YOU PLAN ON GOING TO NEWENGLAND AND BEAT THE PATS! I'M A COLTS FAN, BUT THE TEAM THAT BEAT OAKLAND STINKS!
Hey KIETH for once shut up and hide your ignorance you are embarrasing us Colts fans. There are always games like this our defensive line was all back ups. A championship team finds ways to win and thats what the Colts did. Why dont you jump back off the Colts bandwaggon we dont need fans like you. P.S. Buy your Gonzalez jersey yet?
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Dec 16, 2007
 
I have to give Dungy and Co. props for making it through a rough couple of months because of all the injuries. This team is truly resiliant. It will be nice to play a couple of "meaningless" games in which we can rest alot of the guys that are banged up. With Freeny, Morris, Booger, and others done for the year, I know we won't be 100%. Lets hope we can get close enough. Hopefully they learned their lesson in 2005, DO NOT REST ALL OF YOUR STARTERS TO LONG. Let them play maybe a half or just a quarter. But they have got to be sharp in January.

There are still a few things that need to be worked on though before the playoffs begin. I was unable to watch the game today, but followed it online. Their special teams coverage didn't seem to be great (once again), they had NO running game today (not sure why), and their Red-Zone offense was terrible. Also, how in the world do you let the Raiders put together a drive of 20 plays that ate up almost the entire second quarter. I know Coach Dungy will have these problems fixed in time for the playoffs.

Anyways, Congrats to the 2007 AFC South Champions!!!!! 5 years in a row, that is truly remarkable!!!!! I am soooooo proud of this team!!!

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Dec 16, 2007
 
Love it, Colts fans!! This is the golden age. Five straight seasons of 12 wins. Its all set up for the showdown in NE and this team can beat the Pats. Go Colts!!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Another team bites the dust at the hands of the AFC South Champions.
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Yes it was an ugly win and if that pass interference no/call hadn't gone the Colts way, it might have had a different outcome! But it's a W and we'll take it! I really like the way Gonzo has started to play lately! The last couple of weeks he's been the most consistent receiver we've had! Not trying to take anything away from Reggie, however!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
this is awesome, so the dolts can lose in the second round* of the playoffs instead of the first round*
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Keith Smith wrote:
THE JAGS WOULD HAVE KICKED THIS TEAM TODAYS BEHIND!
What do you know? You chose to live in NEW JERSEY! Enough said.
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Dec 16, 2007
 
Get off the cap key and learn how to spell.
Keith Smith wrote:
HEY, EVERYONE DID REGGIE WAYNE PLAY? WAYNE YOU CALL YOURSELF A ALL-PRO. HA! HA! IN ADDITION JACKSONVILLE ISN'T KNOW JOKE! COLTS YOU BETTER GET INTO TOGETHER!
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Dec 16, 2007
 
the seasons almost over wrote:
this is awesome, so the dolts can lose in the second round* of the playoffs instead of the first round*
Carmel huh. At least you dont live in a place where you can understand the real Indiana. Midwestern state where people work hard you live in a place more like arrogant Boston. WAY TO GO COLTS.

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