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What a win! January 21, 2007

Posted by sk in Colts, Manning, NFL, Sports.
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INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 26:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles November 26, 2006 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

 

More than a month ago, I asked the question, “Will Manning finally wear a Super Bowl ring this year?” We’ll know the answer to that question on Feb 4th of this year. Peyton Manning was responsible for the biggest comeback in NFL conference title-game history when the Colts beat the Patriots 38-34 in Indianapolis today to win the AFC Championship.

 

Surprisingly, when I  wrote the article earlier, planetsk made some really good predictions:

Given the present form of the teams I think Pats play Colts for AFC and Bears play Cowboys/Seahawks for NFC. So, Colts may have tough road ahead to make it to Superbowl and Pats having successful experience recently at the Bowl can beat any team (IMO) if they make it to Miami.

He got three out of four teams right. Great prediction!

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Will Manning finally wear a Super Bowl Ring this year? November 27, 2006

Posted by sk in Colts, Football, Manning, NFL, Sports.
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INDIANAPOLIS - NOVEMBER 26:  Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts looks to pass against the Philadelphia Eagles November 26, 2006 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

He’s arguably one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL at the moment and probably is among the best ever. His knowledge of the game is probably unmatched by any other player currently in action. Coaches apparently approach him for advice. He is apparently also a control freak and likes to be in control of things on field. This is evident from their practice sessions where his practice sessions are extremely thorough. On Sunday night against Philadelphia Eagles, Manning became the fastest player to reach 3000 completions. The team has done extremely well in pre-season. However, postseason has been a different story. In 2004 they lost 20-3 to eventual champions New England Patriots (led by Tom Brady) in the Conference Championships. In 2005 they lost in the Divisional Playoffs to eventual champions Pittsburgh Steelers (led by Ben Roethlisberger). With that loss, it marked the first time since the NFL expanded to a 12-team playoff tournament format in 1990 that a #1 seed lost to a #6 seed. This season too they’ve been the best team during the preseason. They went 9-0 (making them the first team to go 9-0 in back-to-back years) before losing to the resurgent Dallas Cowboys. They’re currently at 10-1. So, will this be the year that the Colts finally win the Super Bowl? Or will it be another disappointing postseason for their fans?

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