The Zippy and The Chippy – Chiefs at Colts (Game 5)


With Peyton Manning on the sidelines, the Colts had the Kansas City Chiefs right where they wanted them.   Until they didn’t.  It was like “A Tale of Two Cities”:  It was an OK time, it was a terrible time.   Here are the guys who made it so.

The Zippy

  • Curtis Painter lit up the world in the first half and staked the Colts to a 24-7 lead.
  • Donald Brown returned from his multi-year time warp to pick up 38 yards on eight carries.
  • Pat Angerer continued to anger opposing teams and fellow defensive statistical hounds.  He recorded another 15 tackles, and I’m starting to think he’s getting credit for some of his practice-day hits on teammates.
  • Pierre Garcon had five catches for 125 yards and two touchdowns.  Imagine how good this guy would be if here were, you know, good.
  • Dwight Freeney and Roberth Mathis combined to sack Matt Cassel twice.

The Chippy

  • Curtis Painter turned into Curtis Painter in the second half and also ran the ball for minus one yard.   It’s the other way, Curtis!
  • Kerry Collins was still out with the dreaded “(head)” injury designation.
  • Joseph Addai rode six carries and 19 yards back to 2010.
  • Jerraud Powers left the game with a hamstring injury.  He’ll be the next on IR, right?
  • Blair White and Joe Lefeged continued to forget how to use their knees.
  • Anyone downfield on a Cassel passing play.
  • The run defense:  Kansas City had 38 carries for 194 yards.   Just terrible.