Friday, September 07, 2007

Defending Champions Colts Romp over the Saints [J. Mark English]

I thought the NFL was hoping for an age of parity. But after the Indianapolis Colts smothered the New Orleans Saints in the RCA Dome, the age of parity may have yet another dynasty on its hands. Peyton Manning has become the Tiger Woods of the NFL. There is no one even close to his ability as a quarterback, as a player, as a football mind. Its as if the head coach is the one playing QB, and we as fans are privileged to watch this guy demonstrate his magic. For more on tonights drubbing of the Saints, here is Jeff Rabjohns of

Capping a day of city-wide festivities designed to celebrate the Super Bowl champions, the Colts rode a strong defense and second-half surge to open the 2007 NFL season by beating New Orleans 41-10 in front of a national television audience.
A sellout crowd of 57,361 saw the Colts score 31 unanswered points in the second half to pull away from a 10-10 halftime tie.
The defense that held the Bears without a touchdown in the final three quarters of Super Bowl XLI, didn't allow a touchdown against the Saints, who last year reached the NFC title game. The Saints only touchdown came on a fumble return.
Third-year defensive back Matt Giordano capped the defensive effort by intercepting Drew Brees and returning it 83 yards for a touchdown with 55 seconds left.
Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning opened his 10th year in the NFL by throwing for touchdowns of 27, 28 and 46 yards against the team for whom his father, Archie, played.

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