I know what my eyes tell me. But I still had to check it out for myself. Every Monday morning when I read the paper, it seems like the box scores show the Colts getting called for far fewer penalties than thier opponent. What I do know about the Colts is that they are a fast defensive/offensive team, but they are well-documented as to having given up size for speed. Common sense tells me that speed is helpful in skill positions but in the trenches, there is no substituting strength and brute force. Yet somehow, the Colts manage to be rarely called for holding. But as we have all witnessed, the Colts game plan every game is to hold as much as possible. It is truly shocking what they can get away with. So, I dug up the last 10 games the Patriots played this year and what the penalties were and the last 10 games the Colts played and thier penalties. Here is what I found: Patriot Penalties 54 for 516 yards Patriot Opponents 60 for 466 yards Colt Penalties 36 for 235 yards Colt Opponents 57 for 505 yards This is a massive difference. It speaks for itself. I have not had the time to look into what the each NFL team has been penalized to this point but this is clearly favoratism. I would be willing to bet that a statatician would say that things balance out over the course of a season but this can only be explained as an anomoly. Or, statistical proof that the Colts are being helped by the refs.