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Jets vs Colts: A Whole Lotta Meh…?

If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know that I don’t like Peyton Manning. Now, I’m not saying my dislike of him is rational. I can’t even articulate why I don’t like him. I don’t know if it stems from my time in Cincinnati, watching Bengals fans jump ship to suddenly become Colts fans because they were the hot team (fans I like to call “turncoats”) or if I truly do hate his forehead, instead of just mocking its size to have something snarky to say. Again, no idea.

But I did want the Colts to lose yesterday. Of course, I wanted the Jets to lose too after the Sal Alosi incident and the Hard Knocks show and the Rex Ryan & his wife foot-fetish scandal. Due to the way these games are played, both teams can’t lose. So I had to pick one I wanted to lose more – and I did, and they did. Indeed, the Colts will not be proceeding on to the divisional round next week.

That means no XLIV rematch, praise Odin. Frankly, neither the Colts nor the Jets looked like they even belonged in the post-season. Talk about 2 anemic offensive attacks. Aerial attacks mostly weren’t working, so both teams took to the ground. Joseph Addai would wind up and run forward, dragging defenders with him. LT, on the other hand, had a bit more finesse, actually waiting for holes to open and then cruising through.

Mark Sanchez could not get it together yesterday. He continually overthrew receivers. In fact, ol’ Rexy basically had to dial down the air attack in favor of the running game and the wild cat. I’m not sure that Mark Sanchez should be a starting QB in the NFL. I know he’s led his team to the post-season 2 years in a row, but he melts down a lot. The Jets might want to take a longer look at their QB situation.

Peyton Manning will be 35 when the 2011 season starts. He, too, melted down a lot this year. I wonder how much longer he’ll play. When he set a new NFL record earlier this season as the only player since the AFL/NFL merger in 1970 to throw two pick-6s in 2 consecutive games, many announcers wondered aloud if Peyton’s skills were declining with age. He seemed to rally after a tough 4 game stretch, but it will be interesting to see what 2011 brings.

So the Colts are out and the Jets move on. I’m getting what I wished for. Now, I just need the Eagles to beat the Packers and I’ll be able to enjoy the post-season despite the Vikings not being in it.

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