Colts fall in dome's final regular-se...

Colts fall in dome's final regular-season game

There are 185 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Dec 30, 2007, titled Colts fall in dome's final regular-season game. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Tennessee won a football game it needed to win, but the Indianapolis Colts got most of what they wanted, too, during a strange but entertaining Sunday evening at the RCA Dome.

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Truth Seeker

Pleasanton, CA

#1 Dec 30, 2007
Nothing like letting the Dome enjoy the last game like most of the first games and chalking up another Colt's loss.
The decision to rest the starters was a good one - this way, the city of Indianapolis gets accustomed to losing and the playoff loss won't come as such a shock.
heywally

Lynnwood, WA

#2 Dec 30, 2007
Congrats to Indy for laying down and letting their division rivals - who put a # of nasty hits on us tonight - into the playoffs. Bad taste. We could have brought PM in to finish them off on the last two drives but I guess we want Tenn to soften S.D. up. It'll be ironic if Tenn wins and comes back here - we should have finished them off tonight.

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Castle Bam!

#3 Dec 30, 2007
LMFAO! Couldn't have put it better myself
Chuck

United States

#4 Dec 30, 2007
As a Browns fan I can't believe any NFL fan can feel good about that game, Indy vs. Titans.
The NFL is concerned about performance enhancing drugs.
The NFL is concerned about gambling.
The NFL is concerned about how the players wear their uniforms.
The NFL is concerned about everything but they aren't concerned with the decisions of the Colts coaching staff to play an exhibition game against the Titans in the last week of the season?
The Browns and Titans are both 10-6. When did the Browns get to play their game against a team that was playing their exhibition team?
Even Madden said at the end of the game the offense the Colts were putting out wasn't NFL caliber.
I can't blieve there aren't some guidelines for this situation!
Browns Fan

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Dec 30, 2007
Indy without Peyton is like... oh I can't finish it I'm too mad!!!!!!!!!!
Maxx

United States

#6 Dec 30, 2007
Better to rest the starters then to risk increasing the number of Colts players who are injured at this time.
The only game that counts is in two weeks. This game meant nothing. Yet, the Titans barely beat a Colts team which consisted mainly of backups for three quarters.
Tennessee should be worried.
Stevendust7

Euclid, OH

#7 Dec 30, 2007
I am going to post this comment on here for one reason: THE COLTS WERE NOT THE ONLY TEAM TO REST STARTERS TODAY AND PREPARE FOR THE PLAYOFFS!!!!! LET IT GO!!!

I am from Cleveland and let me tell you, except for myself (HUGE COLTS FAN), everyone around here is gonna be pissed that the Colts lost. It is NOT their fault that Cleveland is not in the playoffs. The Colts had EVERY right to rest their starters tonight. The Titans were hitting very hard. Everytime a starter got hit all I could think was: PLEASE GET UP ON YOUR ON POWER. I believe that Rocky Boiman was the only starter to have left the game with an injury, and he was able to walk off the field on his own.

Every year teams are exposed to this situation. The back-ups were in their for ONE reason tonite: let's see who will fit into our offensive/defensive schemes and who doesn't. Tonight was a competition for future employement as a Colt as far as I am concerned. I have to tell ya, with Bob Sanders on the sideline, I really liked what I saw from BULLITT (#33). I sure wouldn't mind seeing him get some reps in next year's preseason and slowly working him into the starting rotation in the Colts secondary.

Anyways, I hope the Colts use this bye week to rest up, get into a good mindset, then prepare for whoever they have to face. I am not expecting a repeat as Super Bowl Champs, but it would be fantastic. Just take it one game at a time. GO COLTS!!!

P.S. How could you not love that hit that Reid laid on Henry on that kickoff return. Colts Special Teams played outstanding tonight. Hope they play like that in the post-season.
Darrell - Brownsburg

Rushville, IN

#8 Dec 30, 2007
I believe in playing every game to win. I don't like the Patriots cheating the first game and getting away with it , and also running up the scores many games. I don't believe in "this game means nothing". Hope Tenn doesn't come back to bite us.
Jay

Evansville, IN

#9 Dec 30, 2007
Chuck wrote:
As a Browns fan I can't believe any NFL fan can feel good about that game, Indy vs. Titans.
The NFL is concerned about performance enhancing drugs.
The NFL is concerned about gambling.
The NFL is concerned about how the players wear their uniforms.
The NFL is concerned about everything but they aren't concerned with the decisions of the Colts coaching staff to play an exhibition game against the Titans in the last week of the season?
The Browns and Titans are both 10-6. When did the Browns get to play their game against a team that was playing their exhibition team?
Even Madden said at the end of the game the offense the Colts were putting out wasn't NFL caliber.
I can't blieve there aren't some guidelines for this situation!
Maybe your team should have beaten the lowly Cincinnati Bengals last week when you had a chance..yes it was ugly and yes the Colts second team offense is abysmal, but in 2 weeks, no one will care that the Colts played an exhibition game tonight..
the NFL is fixed

Louisville, KY

#10 Dec 30, 2007
Wow, that was truly an exhibition in throwing a game if ever I saw one.
So, let me get this straight Indy fans,
The Pats are classless because they try hard, play 100%, and play to win every time out?
But the Colts are the epitome of class because they pull starters, give a half hearted effort, and basically pack it in in a game with playoff implications?
Maxx

United States

#11 Dec 30, 2007
Chuck wrote:
As a Browns fan I can't believe any NFL fan can feel good about that game, Indy vs. Titans.
The NFL is concerned about performance enhancing drugs.
The NFL is concerned about gambling.
The NFL is concerned about how the players wear their uniforms.
The NFL is concerned about everything but they aren't concerned with the decisions of the Colts coaching staff to play an exhibition game against the Titans in the last week of the season?
The Browns and Titans are both 10-6. When did the Browns get to play their game against a team that was playing their exhibition team?
Even Madden said at the end of the game the offense the Colts were putting out wasn't NFL caliber.
I can't blieve there aren't some guidelines for this situation!
It isn't the Colts job to bail out the Browns who couldn't get to the playoffs by winning games.
Burt

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Dec 30, 2007
Any Browns fans who cry about the Colts not playing their starters need to listen to Braylon and the rest of the browns. You had your chance to control your own destiny and you lost. Don't hate on the Colts for being smart and resting their studs. Go cry your eyes out and we'll see you next year if you're really legit.
Jay

Evansville, IN

#13 Dec 30, 2007
I pray that Manning never misses a game..I'm sorry, but I don't think there is a team in the NFL that has a bigger drop off of talent from the first team offense to the second team offense than the Colts..Watching Sorgi and the second team offense was more painful than a root canal..geez..yes, I know TN had their first string defense out there against our scrubs, but..please..at least run a correct route or catch a ball..
Steve

Evansville, IN

#14 Dec 30, 2007
It was ugly and they lost, but considering who was playing out there for the Colts you can't feel too bad about it. The Titans played their best game and barely won.

The Colts earned the right to rest their starters and the Browns could have gotten in had they won 1 more game. You can't fault the Colts for that.
Jay

Evansville, IN

#15 Dec 30, 2007
Maxx wrote:
Better to rest the starters then to risk increasing the number of Colts players who are injured at this time.
The only game that counts is in two weeks. This game meant nothing. Yet, the Titans barely beat a Colts team which consisted mainly of backups for three quarters.
Tennessee should be worried.
Agreed...If I were Jeff Fisher, I would not be exactly proud of that performance..Manning and the first team would have blown them out of the joint..and San Diego will do the same.
richard crainium

Newark, OH

#16 Dec 30, 2007
WOW...what a weekend for football. the NY giants really gave us a show to start then Indy gave us the Turkey. This team has awarded Jim Sorgi a raise and for what? Standing around in the pocket acting like a Peyton wanna be? Move damnit! Move you astricks and run forrest run! Put on a show like the wwf. What a waste of money. They need to get a new back up that can run like the wind and make things happen. Lets not forget that the Cleveland Browns lost to the Bungals last week end assuring themselves of this situation but still the fans got ripped off tonight
Frodo

United States

#17 Dec 30, 2007
I'll assume that these negative posts are tongue-in-check, because otherwise you sound pretty silly. The Colts had absolutely no reason to play their starters. Bitter Cleveland fans aside, I'm not concerned. The Colts won't play the Titans because they will play the highest remaining seed. Tennessee is 6 out of 6. Only way they play them is if they beat both San Diego and New England, which is highly unlikely. I think the posts from Illinois are just still bitter about Chicago's terrible season. I look forward to Jacksonville beating up Pittsburg and New England, and then an AFC Championship game in Indy against the Jags. AFC South is clearly the best division in professional football.
Jay

Evansville, IN

#18 Dec 30, 2007
the NFL is fixed wrote:
Wow, that was truly an exhibition in throwing a game if ever I saw one.
So, let me get this straight Indy fans,
The Pats are classless because they try hard, play 100%, and play to win every time out?
But the Colts are the epitome of class because they pull starters, give a half hearted effort, and basically pack it in in a game with playoff implications?
Lemme see here..Dallas didn't start most of their first team offense, Jacksonville pretty much sat everyone, PIT did the same, and I could go on..get over it people..if NE was not going for 16-0, you would not have seen Brady for more than a series..and even then they barely hung on to beat a mediocre Giants team..
Skyclad

Murfreesboro, TN

#19 Dec 30, 2007
THANK YOU!!!!!! We just wanted in and Dungy, you are one stand up man.
Learn the playoff rules

Falmouth, KY

#20 Dec 30, 2007
heywally wrote:
Congrats to Indy for laying down and letting their division rivals - who put a # of nasty hits on us tonight - into the playoffs. Bad taste. We could have brought PM in to finish them off on the last two drives but I guess we want Tenn to soften S.D. up. It'll be ironic if Tenn wins and comes back here - we should have finished them off tonight.
The only way we play them is if they beat San Diegp AND New England and we win against Pitt or Jacks...as the #6 seed they would play NE first as NE gets the worst seed in week #2 of the playoffs. And considering we barely played anyone of consequence tonight, I am not worried. If we played them for the AFC Championship at the Dome - then game, set and match. Also, it helps prove the AFC South is the best division in football with three playoff contenders and the other (Houston) at .500. People fail to discuss that NE played in the WORST division in pro football in 2007 - Miami (1-15), NY Jets (4-12) and Buffalo (7-9).

HOWEVER, how bad is Jim Sorgi???

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