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  1. TheGodInAGreyHoodie

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    What's the Over/Under that Brady plays the second half???
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    Never bought into the concept of a "trap game", the Patriots tend to the level of competition and do what they need to do to win.

    I suspect that the Indy game will be somewhatclose, but we will win.. and then next monday will hear the echoes of "yeah but" or "we should've lost".. but in reality nothing really matters except winnning..
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    It won't be close...
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    You never know, by throwing yesterday's game to the woeful (12-straight road loss) Carolina Panthers yesterday, King Polian has accompished his ultimate goal this season, the "Tank for Luck" quest is complete. Yesterday's Colt rollover has guaranteed themselves the top pick.

    With that said, Polian has to make this look good, so he may actually want the Colts to "try" in this game so that no one suspects that he was tanking on purpose.
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    It seems to me that if the Colts beat the Pats then it will be obvious that they were purposely tanking earlier games.
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    I agree with your premise Of a "trap game". If you don't play well you can lose, even to the Colts.
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    :D......the only way this is a "trap" game is if half the team gets lost behind trap doors or stuck in a bear traps and can't make the game.
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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but how have the Colts guaranteed the number one pick? With five games left, couldn't a team like the 2-9 Vikings lose out and with a little *luck* the Colts win 3?
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    I think Bill Polian is worried that it might be a trap game too. He has already issued his Friday injury report:

    Reggie Wayne OUT
    Pierre Garcon OUT
    Dallas Clark OUT
    Joseph Addai OUT
    Dwight Freeney OUT
    Robert Mathis OUT
    Austin Collie OUT
    Antoine Bethea OUT
    Pat Angerer OUT
    Adam Vinatieri OUT

    Polian also made an emphasis to announce that Jim Caldwell will definitely be in charge of all in game decisions.

    C'mon, the Colts are trying to "Suck for Luck". I would be surprised if this is a game in the second half.
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    Trap game? I'm sure BB can come up with better than that.

    "when they hit receivers they can move the ball effectively"

    "they've stopped some tough teams on downs"

    "you have to work for everything in the NFL nothings given to you, I'm sure we'll get their best"

    "that QB's shown he can run an offense, that's not easy to do in this league"

    "when we play this team it's always a battle, this year should be no different"
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    The Colts have a league worst 108.6 defensive passer rating. Their YPA is second worst at 8.3. They are tied for the least interceptions at 5.

    For comparison the Patriots "worst passing defense in the NFL" is at 84.1 QBR, 7.9 YPA and has 16 interceptions.

    The two reasons people aren't talking more about Indy's epically bad defense is because it's over shadowed by the suck for Luck and Peyton being out and secondly the Colts have been playing a ball control offense limiting the number of attempts other QBs get. The Colts face 30.3 attempts per game and the Patriots 40.7. This is further exacerbated by the fact that teams stop passing once they have a huge lead on the Colts and teams are forced to do nothing but pass on the Pats, most weeks, once they are down big.

    Second and more importantly Tom Brady doesn't have trap games. He's preparing like he does every other opponent. Of the countless good qualities he has no sense of entitlement might be the best. The guy never rests on what's he's done in the past.
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    Yeah, the number 1 overall pick is anything but locked up. The Colts lose one game and three or four teams with 2-3 wins could decide to tank and the Colts could hit a team or two who just have bad games. If the Colts are indeed Sucking for Luck, they won't stop until they have 14 or 15 losses or no team can have less losses than them.
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    The Colts quit the minute Irsay said they might draft Luck. Pollian would put the entire 53 on IR if there was even a whiff they would win 2. The league should install a top 10 lottery for this one draft as payback, this is one of the most disgraceful things i have ever witnessed in sports, and every season ticket holder for the Colts should get a full refund.
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    I'd laugh if Luck decided to say FU and not declare if he learned that the Colts would be his most likely destination..
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    Trap games, while absolutely real and dangerous, tend to happen in sandwich situations, where a team is coming off of one big game and has a lesser opponent to face before another big game. I don't see that this week.
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    I don't see how any QB with a winning attitude would play for a team that intentionally tanks a season. Luck already said he thought was a disgrace to football to tank a season for the #1 pick.
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    Actually the Colts quit after Irsay got word that PM was done for the year. That was all the Colts brass had to hear and the plan was put in place from that point on. Their entire game film for this season should be gone over with a fine-toothed comb by the league. Disgrace.
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    Wrong thread. The "Tarpinian to IR" thread is elsewhere.

    Regards,
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    if this game was in Indy,I would be more worried

    this is probably the weakest team to have ever visited Gilllette in its 9 year history.

    no excuses that this game should be within 17 points
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    It's a trap game for the Colts...Going against a long-time rival might make it difficult for them to continue to purposely lose. They'll really have to fight off their instincts to try this Sunday.
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    Ole Pierre, just following orders:

    NFL Videos: Bengals' big man scores

    Ole Dallas, wow you always used to have good hands, what's happened this year?

    Indianapolis Colts team report: Despite late fumble, Pierre Garcon has been a bright spot - NFL - Sporting News


    Notes: TE Dallas Clark’s slow start to the season has resulted in more time than usual on the sidelines for the former Pro Bowl selection. In Sunday’s loss to the Bengals, the coaching staff frequently used backup TE Jacob Tamme in passing situations, not Clark. Tamme is a solid receiver, but lacks Clark’s after-the-catch skills. Clark had three dropped passes in the Oct. 9 loss to Kansas City, then lost a fumble on his first reception against the Bengals

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    Just when you thought the trap game threads were gone
    ... they pull you back in :ugh:.

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    The Patriots have been posted as 21 point favorites over the Colts in Early Vegas Betting lines.

    That might be the biggest lopsided spread in Patriots history ...favoring the Patriots that is.

    In 1990 I think we were 21 points dogs half the season ;)
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    It's a trap game because we could probably beat them by strictly running the fullback trap every play........
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    :yeahthat: And didn't they do something like that once before too? I put nothing past Irsay and Polian, nothing. They should wear bags over their heads, how embarrassing. That list of who's out is ridiculous- someone should make a sign of it and boo. Where's GODel? He sticks his nose into everything else why isn't he all over this one:rolleyes:
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