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After Review: Chiefs v. Colts (Week 5)
After watching the Chiefs game a second time, it was easier to pick out which players and plays hurt the Colts offensive effort, and which defenders or defensive plays allowed the Chiefs to generate the bulk of their offense. Although the Colts won the game 19-9, at no time before Mike Hart’s touchdown run in the fourth quarter could Indianapolis or its fans get comfortable.
The common theme for the Colts offense throughout the day was a failure to consistently execute, primarily by the offensive line, quarterback Peyton Manning, and the Colts receiving corps. When each group of players did their jobs correctly, the Colts had a great deal of success dictating the pace of the game, keeping the Chiefs off-balance with a productive running game, and exploiting holes in the crowded Kansas City secondary. Outside of a couple of untimely penalties, and situations where linebackers were out of position or cornerbacks were giving receivers too much cushion, the defense had an outstanding performance — without which the Colts would not have won. More >
Each week, Coltzilla brings you highlights from local sports coverage of the Colts with an emphasis on player interviews. Pre-game interviews go up Sunday mornings. Post-game interviews are posted shortly after the game. Hope you enjoy!
It’s Week 5 of the 2010 season, and the 2-2 Colts welcome the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs to Lucas Oil Stadium.
UPDATED with Post-Game Interviews
Colts win with good defense on a day the offense couldn’t seem to find its rhythm. In pre-game interviews, the Colts listed stopping the run, limiting big plays, and eliminating mental mistakes as key to a victory. How’d they do?
Remember the onside kick in the SB? Apparently, Tyjuan Hagler doesn’t. That’s him backpedalling prior to the kick while rookies Blair White and Pat Angerer hold their ground. Oh! Nice shoes, Pat.
The Indianapolis Colts entered their week five tilt against the Kansas City Chiefs in desperate need of a win. They got that win, but also left the game with more questions than answers and another injury to a key player. Here are some of my quick reactions to the Colts 10-point win over the Chiefs.
Red zone efficiency, which was a big factor in the Colts’ two previous games, played a big part in the outcome of today’s match-up. The Colts converted all three of their red zone appearances into 13 points, while the Chiefs were 0-for-2 in in red zone scoring. If the Colts had been able to punch it in on their two trips inside the five yard line, this game would have been a rout.
Week 5 Inactives: Kansas City v. Indianapolis
A determination has been made concerning the availability of the following players for this afternoon’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs v. Colts, and Things of that Nature (Week 5 Preview)
Posted by Greg Cowan in 2010 Regular Season | 1,326 views
Looking at the Indianapolis Colts’ schedule during the off-season, it would have been easy to predict their week five match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs would feature an undefeated team. Predicting that team would be the Chiefs, and not the Colts, would have required a Nostradamus-like premonition.
The Chiefs, considered to be one of the league’s doormat teams in recent years, enter the game as the league’s lone unbeaten team. Their three wins have come courtesy of a common winning formula: solid defensive play, a ball-possession offense, and great special teams play. More >
Chiefs Command Gives 5 Reasons the Colts will Beat the Chiefs
Chiefs blogger Travis Pflanz gives 5 reasons the Indianapolis Colts will beat the Kansas City Chiefs. It is a pretty gutsy move for any team blogger to detail the reasons their team will lose an upcoming game. Pflanz deserves kudos to have the level-headed fortitude to present fans of his team with realistic reasons their team will fall short this weekend.
Moreover, Pflanz made a real effort to learn as much as he could from opponents bloggers, or general NFL bloggers, in the process of writing his story. Pflanz contacted 18to88.com and Coltzilla in his effort and used the correspondence to inspire his reasons. It is a good story and worth checking out.
Thanks to Chiefs Command for including Coltzilla in the story.
Week 5 Q&A: Chiefs Blogger Joel Thorman
Each week Coltzilla will preview the upcoming game by speaking with fellow bloggers who write about the upcoming opponent. The Colts face the Chiefs this weekend, who are 3-0 and the last undefeated team this year. Joining Coltzilla this week is Joel Thorman from Arrowhead Pride to give us some answers.
CZ: In your opinion, how well has Ryan Lilja performed since you picked him up, after the Colts released him following the 2009 season? Some fans in Indianapolis feel like this was the wrong move for the Colts offensive line, do you agree?
JT: I think he’s been just fine. The Chiefs are running a zone blocking system so they need athletic guys like that. From what I understand, he was released in Indy because they were going bigger on offense. I don’t think that’s a knock on Lilja — it’s just the system. But for KC, he’s been very good, and more than anything he’s been consistent at a position that caused a lot of problems last year. More >
Behind Enemy Lines: Denver Broncos
Posted by Robert Itoh in Off-Season Coverage | 368 views
The Colts Week 3 opponents, the Denver Broncos, are a somewhat familiar foe. These two teams have met on quite a few occasions this decade, but there has been significant turnover for the Broncos. Gone are the days of Mike Shanahan, the west coast offense, zone blocking schemes, and Jim Bates’ conservative 4-3 defense.
In are the days of Josh McDaniels, his spread offense, and a 3-4 attacking defense. Despite the changes, this match-up and the strategies deployed by McDaniels should be familiar as McDaniels is the former offensive coordinator of one of the Colts’ biggest rivals: the New England Patriots.
: Colts have signed S DaJuan Morgan and waived offensive lineman Joe Reitz. What we know right now is that Morgan was a Third round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs two years ago but was cut this year after they drafted and signed Eric Berry this season. We will give you more info as we get it…
AFC West: Regular and Postseason Predictions
The season is here, so naturally it is time to look ahead to the playoffs. No? This eight-part series takes a look at each division and discusses the outlook for every team in the NFL — in both the regular season and playoffs.
TEAM: San Diego Chargers
RECORD: 12-4 | Win the Division
REASON: Although the Chargers appeared to be a team on the decline last year, that should change in 2010. Their defense is still respectable, although they do have some concerns along the defensive line. Offensively, the Chargers have lost LaDainian Tomlinson, once the best rusher in the league, but one who seems to have lost his legs. They drafted running back Ryan Matthews to replace Tomlinson, who should reinvigorate their ground game, so long as their offensive line can hold up. The biggest advantage for the Chargers over the rest of their division is the play of quarterback Phillip Rivers. More >