Originally posted by B650:
Man, how are we going to beat the Colts in Indy? Colts are aggressive. They play to destroy you. That's what we need to do in order to pull out an upset. You can't relax against these guys. He beat Miami despite Miami having the ball 3/4 of the game, so I don't think being conservative and running the ball with Gore and Coffee all day guarantees a victory. We need to run, but we need to pass and exploit their secondary. Keep them on their toes.
Anyway, that game is too far ahead to be worrying about now. Let's take care of the Rams first.
Living here in San Diego, watching the Chargers too, I can tell you with conviction that you beat Indy by being VERY aggressive. That is, you bring a big-time pass rush and beat the hell out of Manning. But, to back up, it's starts
at the LOS where the DB's get VERY fysical with the WR's and completely rape them and throw them off the timing routes that their offense is predicated upon. With that, and within his 4-5 seconds, you HAVE to get there and harrass Manning and frustrate him. The ONLY teams who have had success against the Colts are 3-4 defenses b/c they are bigger, stronger, aggressive and more fysical.
We aren't the Dolphins and we won't be to own the TOP for over 45 minutes. Period.
So this is the ONLY way to beat 'em IMHO.