Bolts own Colts (again!)

peyton-manning-owndWhat a game!  For the second year in a row, we knock the Colts out of the playoffs.  But, it’s never easy.

Pics from the Bolts / Colts playoff game.

We got to the stadium a few hours before kickoff to meet up with some friends and were directed by another season ticket holder who sits behind us to a kick ass tailgate party (see pics).  Free booze, chicken tacos, carne asada and even sushi.  We were off to a good start. 

 Then we witnessed a tremendous come from behind win in OT.  By the end of the game, my voice was gone and i was ready to celebrate.  The stadium was blowing up and Colts fans were leaving the stadium with a scour on their faces.  I know the feeling too well.  gg Colts

None of the talking heads gave us a chance to win this game.  They were all riding Manning’s nuts after the Colts won their last 9 straight games and Peyton picked up his 3rd NFL MVP award while the Chargers squeeked into the playoffs on the last game of the regular season pouncing the donkeys which btw cost Shanahan his job.

none of that mattered last night

We gifted the Colts D a couple of red zone turnovers and Manning caught our defense asleep on a 72 yard touchdown pass midway through the 3rd quarter.  But again the Chargers demonstrated their determination and overcame all that, keeping the game close.  Our defense stepped up big time shutting down the Colts on their final drive of regulation sacking Peyton on the 1 yard line giving us great field position to drive the ball down to tie the game and force OT. 

Then we win the flip and move the ball downfield with Sproles scoring the winning TD in overtime.  Peyton never touched the ball again.

That’s how you win playoff games in OT, win the coin flip.  Video highlights from the game.

We’re off to Pittsburgh to avenge our regular season defeat.  If we can get past the Terrible Tools and the Ravens can beat the Titans, we’ll be back at Qualcomm Stadium for the AFC Championship. 

Stranger things have happened.

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One Response

  1. SD outplayed them the whole game, actually. Indy was lucky to be in it.

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