Hello, Colts fans. The key to football is to score more points than the other guys.
I know this and you know this, but our friends in the media need something to talk about in order to justify their jobs. Earlier this summer, a certain baseball announcer acknowledged to me that yes, I was right, the team really does just need to score more than the other guys. Yet each time a game rolls around, there he is giving us keys to the game that never include the bit about scoring more than the other guys.
As he is a highly-compensated professional, I figure that the creation of keys that turn no locks must be a growth industry. So now, it’s my turn.
Welcome to Why The Colts Will Score More Than The Other Guys
Who: The Indianapolis Colts vs. the Houston Texans.
What: Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season.
Where: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX.
When: 1 PM Eastern, Sunday, December 9th. TV: CBS. Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon are on the call. Gannon, of course, was the NFL’s MVP in 2002. I’m only telling you this because it will be mentioned during the broadcast. If you care about what else is on, you can check it here.
Why the Colts will score more than the other guys:
This is a huge game. The Texans are decent. The crowd is going to be loud. Whatever. It happens.
The game is back and forth. It’s a fight. A late strike from Luck to Ebron gives the Colts a 3 point lead, but now they have to stop Watson and Hopkins. Ooof.
On 4th down Jabaal Sheard comes up big, just getting enough of Watson’s arm to cause the pass to go awry and force the incompletion.
Only needing a first down to seal the game, the Colts run it three times for 9 yards. It’s 4th and 1 from just inside midfield.
Reich doesn’t hesitate to keep the offense out there. The Colts line up in a bunch formation with TY Hilton wide left. Hilton motions right. It’s a run.
Except it’s not. Hilton sprints off down the left sideline and Luck hits him in stride for a 37 yard gain. First down. TY waves goodbye to the Texans fans.
2. Pacemate Nici.
We need some different mojo this week, folks, so I’m borrowing from the Pacers and their lovely Pacemates.
Nici is a preschool teacher. Bravo to her. That is not an occupation for everyone. Also, where in the heck were teachers like this when I was little?
I’m not complaining. Nici believes in the Colts.
3. Bonus coverage
I hate the Texans just like people have to hate a division rival, but for the purpose of this article, they are my favorite opponent. Four years into this, I shouldn’t have to explain why, but will.
The cheerleaders. My goodness. When it comes to the cheer squad, the Texans never rebuild, they just reload.
Say hello to Lainey…
This is Madison…
Last but not least, we have Gabriella.
I salute you, Gabriella, but guess what?
Colts 27, Texans 24