Super Bowl XLVIII Preview
January 23, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Five Quick Hits
* Peyton Manning has a 3-1 record in Conference Championship Games. Most of his postseason "chokes" have come on the road against better teams (2-5), or after a first-round bye (2-4). Tony Dungy always rested his starters in Week 17, and after two weeks off, I think a lot of the Colts' losses were about rhythm.
* The Bronco offense gained 507 yards on Sunday, the most New England had allowed all season.
* Denver's success on defense, I think, exposed just how poor the Colts' strategy was last week. Faced with bad weather and questionable receivers, the Patriots wanted to run the ball, but the Colts just wanted to make sure Tom Brady didn't beat them.