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Silly untruths about the 2009 Colts at the mid-season point

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The Colts haven't beaten anyone "good."

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The Colts destroyed the 5-3 Arizona Cardinals in Phoenix in Week Three and are just coming off a tough, gritty win against the 5-4 Houston Texans. The only team with an above .500 record that the Patriots have beaten is the Atlanta Falcons. So, if you really feel the Colts haven't beaten anyone "good," then (by logical extension) neither have the Patriots.

 

False

The Colts are getting a lot of unnecessary hype.

True

The Colts are 8-0 under a rookie head coach for the first time since the merger. Yet, you see the New Orleans Saints getting high rankings everywhere while former-Patriots whiz kid Josh McDaniels is everyone's favorite rookie coach with the 6-2 Denver Broncos. So, unless you would prefer the 8-0 Colts receive ZERO press coverage, I don't know if they can be much more "under the radar" an undefeated team in Week Nine can get.


False

The Colts rookie corners are untested.

True

They've played receivers like Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson, and held both of them out of the endzone. They've gone up against QBs like Kurt Warner and Matt Schaub, containing both. The pass defense is ranked 9th in the league, allowing only 4 TDs and forcing 9 INTs. These guys aren't "rookies" anymore.

 

That is all. Carry on.