Phil B's prediction

Phil B's prediction

There are 30 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 7, 2008, titled Phil B's prediction. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

It wasn't that long ago when San Diego came to the RCA Dome and ended the Colts' 13-0 run with a 26-17 victory in 2005.

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Budro

Weymouth, MA

#1 Jan 8, 2008
It will be a good game. I think this is a great matchup. The San Diego linebackers are fast and like to blitz. I think it is key for Indy's offensive line to stop them.

Sanders and the rest of the defense will try to block the running game and take LT out early, thus, it is up to Rivers to find his receivers early and often and keep the defense honest.

The only weakness of the colts is the special teams, which we saw earlier in the year when they lost.

Either way it will be a great game. Predicting a shocking upset SD 28 Indy 21. THis one will have alot of special teams.
sd fan

El Cajon, CA

#2 Jan 8, 2008
Chargers by 2 point .......We light up Manning on a blitz cause a fumble and leds to 6 points......Have a nice day Indy
Big Surprise

Muncie, IN

#3 Jan 8, 2008
The guy from NE and the guy from California both predict a Colts loss. I'm shocked.

Since you two have already written off the Colts why don't you go to another site and discuss what will happen when your teams play each other

Potzers.
Born in Kokomo Indiana

Berlin, NH

#4 Jan 8, 2008
Colts by 21.
This will not be close. We are healthy and ready to play...
Bring on Jax or N.E.
Can you say repeat?
chikininabiscit

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Jan 8, 2008
N.E better worry about whats on the other end of that lit fuse heading their way. I wouldn't miss that game for the world.
oh yea

Fishers, IN

#6 Jan 8, 2008
I love how these San Diego fans are talking smack on message boards everywhere on the internet after their team FINALLY wins one playoff game after 13-some years.

These Boston fans and Charger fans still haven't made one good argument how they're going to hold Peyton under 30 points now that he'll have Gonzalez, Clark, Harrison, and his two tackles Ugoh and Diem at his disposal this time around.

Agreed, if the Colts come out sharp, this game will be over quickly.
Sparky

Rancho Mirage, CA

#7 Jan 8, 2008
Anyone who thinks this game will be blowout by either team is fooling themselves. You can't blame Mannings 6 int on the fact that Gonzalez, Clark and Harrison were out. The Chargers have already demonstrated that if they can bring pressure from the outside they can knock Manning off his game. For the Chargers to win they will have to bring pressure early and Rivers will have to play his A game. If that happens it the game will be a toss up. As for finally winning a playoff game after 13 years with the exception of last year 2003 the Colts playoff record is as dismal as the Chargers. Who ever wins will be playing at home, because Jax is going to take down NE
21 Hits

Palo Alto, CA

#8 Jan 9, 2008
Budro wrote:
It will be a good game. I think this is a great matchup. The San Diego linebackers are fast and like to blitz. I think it is key for Indy's offensive line to stop them.
Sanders and the rest of the defense will try to block the running game and take LT out early, thus, it is up to Rivers to find his receivers early and often and keep the defense honest.
The only weakness of the colts is the special teams, which we saw earlier in the year when they lost.
Either way it will be a great game. Predicting a shocking upset SD 28 Indy 21. THis one will have alot of special teams.
And I predict the Jags will physically beat the Pats. I hope to see CheapShot Harrison make a few more attempted tackles like he did against Jacobs.

Did 37 get new fillings on Monday?
Big Charger

La Jolla, CA

#9 Jan 9, 2008
Great Article. One poor excuse after another as to why the Chargers keep beating the Shelties. Wa-WA, we wa-wa, they wa-wa!!!!!!!!!
Just get your overrated team on the field. Then you better hope to win because you've used all your excuses as to why you loose. Remember, if you loose, you get to hide in the house all winter and brood. If we loose we go back to the beach and get over it by nightfall.

Since: Jan 07

Delaware, OH

#10 Jan 9, 2008
Charger Fan as long as you have Felepe Rivers running your offense your going to lose. He is the most over rated over hyped player in the NFL. Why in the Hell would you Drop Drew Brees for that piece of crap. The difference between the Colts and the Chargers is we know what player to let go and what player to sign ie Jason David, Brandon Stokley...

I'll take the Colts by 17
ColtFanSince1958

Port Washington, NY

#11 Jan 9, 2008
I have to travel from my home in New York to Dayton, OH for business purposes SUNDAY......and I will miss the game....by the time I arrive I hope to see that the COLTS have won this game.....
Howard Cosell

Carlsbad, CA

#12 Jan 9, 2008
Interesting how you think the Colts have an edge on D with the fast turf. Ummm good luck tackling LT on the turf, he will make you look silly. And the game at the Murph..If Rivers looked below average how did Manning look? 6 picks? Ugghhhh, I don't care how many players he was missing, that's horrible!
Our Time

Warwick, MA

#14 Jan 10, 2008
Colts Roll!

It's Our Time!!
Perry

Lebanon, IN

#15 Jan 10, 2008
Big Charger wrote:
Great Article. One poor excuse after another as to why the Chargers keep beating the Shelties. Wa-WA, we wa-wa, they wa-wa!!!!!!!!!
Just get your overrated team on the field. Then you better hope to win because you've used all your excuses as to why you loose. Remember, if you loose, you get to hide in the house all winter and brood. If we loose we go back to the beach and get over it by nightfall.
Whoopdy doooo...You have a beach. Congratulations. You live next to sand and water. Us Hoosiers are sooo deprived.

What an arguement
KravitzOverHisHe ad

United States

#16 Jan 10, 2008
Budro wrote:
Sanders and the rest of the defense will try to block the running game and take LT out early
Sanders, oh yeah, he's that little guy who inexplicably was given the Defensive Player of the year Award for having essentially the same season as the Chargers third best linebacker?

Sanders
97 tackles (72 solo), 3.5 sacks and 2 INT

Wilhelm 97 tackles (74 solo), 1 sack and 3 INT

And playing on that fast track won't help the Chargers,'cause LT and their wideouts are slugs and the Bolts defense isn't fast or anything.
Our Time

Warwick, MA

#17 Jan 10, 2008
KravitzOverHisHead wrote:
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Sanders, oh yeah, he's that little guy who inexplicably was given the Defensive Player of the year Award for having essentially the same season as the Chargers third best linebacker?
Sanders
97 tackles (72 solo), 3.5 sacks and 2 INT
Wilhelm 97 tackles (74 solo), 1 sack and 3 INT
Jealous, are you?

FYI, linebackers are supposed to get more tackles than safeties.

And btw, The Coltsí Gary Bracket had 116 tackles, compared to your teamís #1 LB, Stephen Cooper, who had 108.

Itís also interesting that you call Wilhelm your ďthird best LBĒ when he had the second highest tackle total on your team. If youíre implying that Shawne Merriman (68 tackles) is a better defensive player than Wilhelm, who had many more tackles, then youíre admitting that tackles arenít the whole story. Interceptions, sacks, etc. and all the rest of the stats arenít necessarily the whole story, either.

Perhaps this article, written by impartial observers, will make Sanderís selection as the DPOY more explicable to you.
http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles...
CHARGERS RULE

San Diego, CA

#18 Jan 10, 2008
YOU POOR PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN A DREAM WORLD THE CHARGERS ARE GOING TO BLITZ MANNING UNTIL HE THROWS 7 INTERCEPTIONS THIS TIME. YOUR OFFENSE WILL BE A NON FACTOR AND TOMLINSON AND TURNER ARE GOING TO WEAR DOWN THE SOFT INDY DEFENSE WHILE RIVERS SLICES UP SANDERS AND THE REST OF THE D. GO CHARGERS
1 pt for inside info

United States

#19 Jan 10, 2008
I think the chargers are the hottest team in football. They have a 6 or 7 game winning streak! Oh, wait, only one of those teams has a winnng record? Nevermind,excitement gone. "Peyton threw 6 picks. I can bet he will never do that. With a healthy line and wideouts, his options are limitless" Shawn Merriman yesterday (Wed) Peyton can be picked as many times as the D can catch the ball when you are down 20+ pts and you can drop 7 into coverage. A handicapped man could make an inteception! Not this time Ill bet.
wilma

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Jan 11, 2008
Talk about the interceptions Manning had in last game against San Diego. Gee, their own coach doesn't even expect more than three at best this time, quote he made to paper. Colts will do fine, they are an excellent team, and as shown even the greatest quarterbacks had record interceptions. Manning is excellent and he will have no problem proving it. I definitely predict a Colts win. GO COLTS!!!!!
Sorgi Fan Club

United States

#21 Jan 11, 2008
IF San Diego is going to beat the Colts, and that is a big IF, they are going to have to make some defensive and special teams scores.
The Chargers, who are the best team in their division, could hardly score against the Titans, who are the third best team in our division.
Without their defense holding the Titans out of the endzone, and their special teams giving them great field position, we would probably be playing JAX this Sunday.
BTW, I wouldn't be too excited about winning your division. Being the best team in the AFC West is like being the smartest kid with Down Syndrome.

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