Indianapolis Colts Really Are That Bad in Loss to New Orleans

It was the question widely asked before the season and during it thus far: “Could the Colts be THAT bad without Peyton Manning?”

They sure were Sunday night.

Indianapolis never even competed against the New Olreans Saints, suffering a 62-7 wallop at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The team that handed the Colts (0-7) perhaps their most forgettable postseason defeat also delivered them perhaps their worst loss in francihse history. The Colts have never allowed so many points, a tie for most points scored in a game since the NFL-AFL merger, per the Associated Press.

So how could it get to this?

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Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints Meet for First Time Since Super Bowl XLIV

What was the best day in New Orleans Saints franchise history was the worst day for many Indianapolis Colts fans.

With Super Bowl XLIV, which the Saints won 31-17 after recovering an onside kick at the beginning of the second half and then returning a Peyton Manning interception for a touchdown, now far in the rear-view mirror, these two teams meet again, albeit with much different looks.

What kind of chance will the Colts (0-6) have at avenging their Super Bowl loss tonight at 8:20 p.m. at the Louisiana Superdome — without Manning?

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Bob Sanders’ Legacy with Indianapolis Colts

I now have had a few days to think about how Bob Sanders, who on Friday was released by the Indianapolis Colts after seven seasons with the team, will be remembered by those invested in the Indianapolis-based franchise.

The safety had numerous moments of brilliance during those seven years, including a dynamic run to victory in Super Bowl XLI and being named the Associated Press’ Defensive Player of the Year for the 2007 season.

Unfortunately for Sanders and the Colts, however, those brilliant moments were few and far between.

By Drew Allen

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Sleepless in Seattle: Watch Out for the Seahawks in the Playoffs

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The NFL has seen its fair share of Cinderella stories in recent years. In 2007, the sixth-seed New York Giants upset the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIV. Then there was the 9-7 Arizona Cardinals, who hosted a playoff game and appeared in the franchise’s first Super Bowl ever. However, there is one underdog story that the NFL has never seen; that is a sub-.500 team making the playoffs….until now.

By: Justin Mertes-Mistretta

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