The Sky's the Limit.
Road to Tampa starts in Kansas City
written by Stephen Conway
The bitter taste of last year's
playoff loss to the Titans may still linger in the throats of the typical Colt fan, but
fear not, a new season is dawning. The Colts seem posied to take their place in the
upper echelons of the NFL. The team's first challenge will be to walk into Arrowhead
Stadium next Sunday and emerge victorious
Easier said than done. The Chiefs
gave the Colts all they could handle last year at the RCA Dome. Now that the tables
have turned, the Colts must hit the ground running, literally.
While the so-called experts are
jumping on the Colt's bandwagon after last year's stellar season, there are too many
unknown factors to claim that the era of the Colts' dynasty is upon us. Yet.
However, it is safe to say that the Colts have taken steps forward in the off
season by establishing some continuity by re-signing key players and adding talented
defensive players through the draft.
On paper, the Colts look even better
than last year. But the game is played in the mud and grass and sun of Autumn afternoons,
not on paper. The Colts must prove that last year was not a fluke by continuing to
improve. With the leadership and work ethic of QB Peyton Manning, the team shows
every sign of following last year's triumphs with even more impressive performances this
Breakdowns of the key matchups on offense,
defense, and special teams.
The Chiefs stingy defense is
coupled with a balanced, no-nonsense offensive attack that seems to yield great results
year after year. Even as polished and disciplined as these teams are, I expect there will
be a feeling out period as the starters get accustomed to the rigors of playing all out
for four quarters. If the Colts defense can keep the Chiefs and the deafening Arrowhead
crowd out of the game early, I think the Colts wil have a great chance of winning. I
fully expect a dog-fight, war-in-the-trenches type game. Not necessarily flashy, but still
fun for any real fan of the game to watch.
Score: Colts 17 Chiefs 14
where: Kansas City