buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:It's interesting though, the Broncos shut the Colts down in the first half to the tune of 2 Viniateri FGs.. and they showed the NFL how you can at least conatin the Colts.
The answer: make the drive the field in 12-15 plays.. If they don't score quick, you have more chances to let them make the mistake and end their own drive. Don't try to overblitz them, because they'll kill you with the big play.
The second part: Keep the ball and run the ball to chew up clock. Don't let the Colts get too many possesions, the less posessions they have, and the more their offesne feels pressured to do something when they have the ball.. Plus the weakest part of Indy's team is their run D
Easier said than done my friend. If Peyton is playing well, no defense in the NFL can stop that Indy offense. As teams saw last year, the only possible chance you have at beating Indy is to go after Manning all game long. It's the way both the Chargers and the Steelers beat them last year, but if you can't generate a good enough pass rush to get after Manning, you're going to struggle big time to slow him down.