Indianapolis Colts vs Cincinnati Bengals: NFL Week 6 Thoughts

Indianapolis Colts 17 – Cincinnati Bengals 27

Rhett Davis believed in the Colts… for a second: It appeared that the Colts were going to end their losing streak, but it just wasn’t to be.  Curtis Painter rallied the troupes in what seemed to be a charge to take the win.  But the Bengals defense did the improbable and actually blocked the tieing field goal.  The Colts would then fumble the ball in the ending minutes straight into the hands of the Bengals defense for the easy TD for them.

Daniels, likewise, was fooled momentarily by Painter: Maybe we (and by we I mean I) should slow down on thinking Painter’s something other than Peyton Manning’s back-up.

My Take: Both of my colleagues are missing the point here.  The Bengals are the real story.  This team is 4-2 with a very easy schedule so far.  They already have as many wins as they had all of last year!  I mean, sure, things get tougher now, but they still have the Rams, Arizona, Cleveland, a banged up Texans, and a who knows what you get Titans team.  If they can hold serve those games and somehow upset the Ravens once or take care of the Seahawks in Seattle, that’s potentially 10 wins and a likely playoff spot.  Did anyone predict that as even a possibility?  This is a team that lost to Denver, so it’s far from a sure thing, but still, impressive growth.  These Colts, after losing to the Chiefs last week, are just finding a way to lose every game… I wonder why.

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